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Graham Elks 30 Album

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30th Aniversary CD from Graham Elks - the UK's Premier Rock Guitarist. 30 shows off some of Grahams best work to date.. out now and available to purchase from our shop - click HERE to go there now..

Updated: 11th March 2015

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Graham Elks makes top 20 World Guitarists

demoGraham Elks recently achieved position in the top twenty guitarists in the world. Check out Grahams unique playing and awesome style right here right now...

Updated: 20th March 2015

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Graham Elks uses Tonerider pickups:

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Updated: 20th March 2015

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  1. Who are your main influences ... ?
  2. What is the writing process with your music ... ?
  3. What about the recording, how do you approach this ... ?
  4. How many effects do you use to create your sound ... ?
  5. Do you change your setup for live work ... ?
  6. What have you got planned for the near future ... ?

Who are your main influences ... ?

  • Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, Trevor Rabin ,Gary Moore ,Joe Satriani, Mark Knopfler, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, to name a few;
    I like different players for different styles of music.
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What is the writing process with your music ... ?

  • Usually start with playing around with a few Riffs, then I will try them out with a drum beat just to see how they sound and if I think they are worth proceeding with. I will repeat this process till I have about 12 good tracks ideas.
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What about recording, how do you approach this ... ?

  • Backing guitar with drums first, bass, keyboards, then lead guitar melody, then solo’s last
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How many effects do you use to create your sound ... ?

  • I try to keep it simple really, a quality distortion sound is the basis followed a good clean sound, then vox wah, whammy pedal, reverb and delay and a nice chorus, sometimes use a octave pedal.
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What have you got planned for the near future ... ?

  • I will be promoting my new album - 'Dark Fear'. Also listen to the music on our home page which is excerpted from new as yet unreleased album featuring former 'Band of Rain' vocalist Sharon Leslie which will be out later this year.
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