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Start of a new era

So this is my first blog post in a while. I don't usually get round to it, which is why they have been so few and far between but I'm making a conscious effort to update it more often.

So here we go.... 

In July i left my job as guitar teacher for Bolton Music Service after 8 years there to concentrate more on my wedding business and general guitar playing. Since then I've taken a lot of bookings for next 2016 and 2017, played a lot of weddings during August and September and also played in a Beach Boys tribute show. I've also picked some other work during the week teaching in schools around Bolton & Bury with a company called Alfa. A small group of dedicated and highly talented music teachers, who work their socks off and its great to be one of them.

In the meantime, I've been looking at starting some new song arrangements - some I've been asked to play for weddings and some others that I've personally wanted to do for a while. Now that I have a bit of space and spare time I'm going to get cracking on them starting with "Sweet Child Of Mine", which Michelle asked for only the other day and which sparked the musical masochist in me! "How can i play the solo while keeping the rhythm going?" I asked myself. I still have no idea but I'm going to give it a damn good go this weekend! Watch out for the video coming soon to my Facebook page.

On a side note, I've recently posted my new demo reel (see the homepage of this website if you missed it), which was put together for me by my good friend Graham Thompson in South Shields. Not only was he the best man at my wedding back in 2010 but I'll be playing at his wedding in July 2016! You can find more videos like it on my website, FaceBook page www.facebook.com/paulthorntonguitar or YouTube channel www.youtube.com/pault82

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