James Arbery - Bradley Stoke and Bristol Guitar Teacher and Guitarist

I am a professional guitarist based in Bristol playing in function bands around the UK and abroad. I also write my own material and work as a session guitarist recording for various artists.

I have been playing the guitar for 18 years and in that time have learned many different genres and styles with Rock, Funk and Blues being my main influences. After studying the ‘Performing Musician’ course at the popular ‘Access to Music’ in Bristol I then went to London to the ‘British Academy of New Music’ and studied their ‘Session Musician’ course.

Since then I have performed with many bands playing around the UK and abroad with my current function band being ‘The Soul Strutters’. I am a very driven and dedicated individual who is always willing to learn new styles and can adapt to many situations.

As well as playing in bands I also teach guitar in the Bristol area, mainly in Bradley Stoke. With over 12 years experience teaching in schools, colleges and privately, I will be able to help you progress and achieve all your goals.


March Gigs

5th @ The Old Mill, Portishead
11th @ The Thekla
12th @ ZaZa Bazaar, Bristol
17th @ Steam, Clifton
18th @ The Strand, Cheltenham
20th @ Private Event
25th @ The Crown and Sceptre, Ross on Wye
26th @ The Brit Bar, Weston-s-Mare
31st @ Private Event
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To contact me for lessons, booking The Soul Strutters or session/depping please email, call or use the contact form and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

07742 339 760