Throughout the year we host events that cater to all musicians no matter what instrument you might play.
Most commonly we host masterclass or clinic-style events with famous musicians from all over the world including some big names like Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton and Guthrie Govan.
We have some great artists coming to Guildford to host events where you can see some of their amazing skills up close and have the chance to ask some questions about their approach to music and their gear! Get your tickets below and join us with these legends.
27/03/19: Marty Friedman Masterclass at The Harbour Hotel, Guildford
Iconic metal guitarist Marty Friedman will be hosting a Masterclass with Andertons Music Co. at The Harbour Hotel, Guildford on March 27th 2019!
Known for mixing exotic melodies with blistering sweep-picked arpeggios and soulful string bends, Friedman's playing is etched into the memories of adoring guitar players all over the world.
Having previously worked with one of the biggest acts in thrash metal, Friedman is a highly-successful solo artist in his own right as well. With a 14-album discography spanning over 30 years, Marty's solo catalogue is incredibly diverse, exhibiting the full extent of his songwriting and playing abilities.
2017’s “Wall of Sound”, Friedman’s most recent record, was a critically-acclaimed instrumental masterpiece; considered his heaviest work to date.
Marty will not only perform a number of tracks on the night, but will also answer any questions that you have about guitar techniques, his career and more. We look forward to seeing you there!
15/04/19: Greg Koch Masterclass at The Harbour Hotel, Guildford
The brilliant Greg Koch will be hosting a masterclass with Andertons Music Co. at The Harbour Hotel in Guildford.
Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player's guitarist. He has been called "fiendishly talented" by author and former editor-in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine Tom Wheeler, and "scary good" by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa.
In addition to his 15 releases on multiple record labels which feature his unique take on a variety of American guitar styles and his versatile compositions, Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars which listed him in their 'Top Ten Unsung Guitarists' on Fender.com.
You will get the chance to see Greg Koch perform live up close and personal, as well as ask him questions about everything guitar-related! We look forward to seeing you there.
More on our Events
Who We’ve Had At Andertons Music Co.
Alongside those brand events we’ve had some amazing musicians in the store to host clinics and masterclasses. These artists come down and play a few of their famous songs and then teach some of their tricks of the trade.
We’ve had some of the best guitarists, bassists and drummers in the world teach us about their approach to music.
Often, they’ll go through their history of being a musician and how they’ve come to learn what they know as well as sharing that knowledge with you. At the end of the show a microphone is passed around the room and you can ask the artists any burning questions you might have.
- Steve Vai
- Guthrie Govan
- Eric Johnson
- Larry Carlton
- Greg Koch
- Eric Gales
- Chris Coleman
- Robben Ford
- Nathan East
- Paul Reed Smith
- Bernie Marsden
- Paul Gilbert
- Misha Mansoor & Mark Holcomb (Periphery)
- Andy Timmons
Past In-Store Events
We've hosted events with representatives from some of the biggest brands in the industry such as Gibson, Orange and Native Instruments. These events are free and give you the opportunity to come down and ask questions about your next purchase or to just learn about your favourite brands.
Our in-store events are generally held during the day so that you’re not pressed for time when trying the gear out, but we do occasionally host evening brand events.
Some of the bigger brand events we’ve hosted include:
- The Taylor Roadshow – Taylor Guitars come down to the store annually to run through all of their models and break down each guitar, series by series. After the show, you have the opportunity to ask questions and try the newest guitars out for yourself.
- Craig Blundell Demonstrates Roland TD-50K – Craig Blundell is a phenomenal drummer and came down to the store to show us how to get the most out of a TD-50K drum kit. We weren’t only treated some amazing drumming but we all got a chance to try out the Roland Kit before it was even released!