Andy James is one of the world’s top new Metal and Shred guitar stars with amazing technique, phrasing and all round ability. Andy’s talent has been recognized by guitar stars including John Petrucci, Mark Tremonti and Rusty Cooley, and he’s also played alongside Zakk Wylde, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and Vinnie Moore and many more.
Now a globally renowned guitarist with thousands of fans to his name, Andy has been featured by magazines such as Total Guitar and Metal Hammer as one of the world’s best.
A Youtube phenomenon with millions of views, Andy is an online legend famed not only for his incendiary playing, but also his tutorials and DVD’s released with leading companies such as Licklibrary and Jamtrackcentral
Andy has several acclaimed solo releases to his name as well as two successful albums with Sacred Mother Tongue, and is a well-respected metal session guitarist.
From festivals such as Download, Sonisphere and Bloodstock, through to European and Far Eastern tours - including China and India - Andy has played all over the world on some of the largest stages around with bands including Sacred Mother Tongue, Cradle of Filth and The Fields of the Nephilim.
Famed for his performances at the world’s top Music and Guitar Industry Shows - including NAMM in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt MESSE - Andy is a top endorsee for DV Mark amplification, EMG Pickups and ESP Guitars. The release of the ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature guitar in 2013 highlights how Andy’s star is rising amongst the industry.
With several exciting new album releases and live tours also scheduled for 2014, Andy takes his legendary tutorials to a new level with the launch of the Andy James Guitar Academy
"The DV Mark MULTIAMP is a one stop tone machine library", says Andy, "It produces every tone i could ever dream of using, and with the ease of use combined with its portability, i can turn up anywhere in the world and have my tone!"