Guitar IdolThe Guitar Idol competition was one of the highlights of 2008 attracting over a quarter of a million visitors to the website to watch, listen and vote for hundreds of aspiring guitar gods who entered from every corner of the globe. Thousands of guitar fans witnessed the live final at The London International Music Show in June 2008, which saw guitarists from Russia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Bosnia and the UK battle to be crowned Guitar Idol 2008. Brazilian Gustavo Guerra was the victor, and the competition featured on national TV in almost a dozen countries – media coverage in the UK included The Sun, The Mirror and even Channel 4’s ‘Richard & Judy’!

Guitarist Tom Searle of Architects

Tom Searle, guitarist of Architects was battling cancer for three years. In the recent weeks, the deadly cancer became worse and eventually took his life.

A post by his twin brother Dan mentioned about the events and how much Tom ment in his life.

Guitar InstituteThe Guitar Institute (part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) recently hosted the 2009 guitar scholarship finals, in conjunction with Yamaha and  The winners were James Neye, who walked away with a prize of a free course worth £5,250 and Máté Bodor, who received the sum of £2,500 towards his own course fees.

Guitar Idol 2009 WinnerGuitar Idol, the world’s biggest online talent search to find the hottest undiscovered guitarists on the planet final was held today at the London International Music Show and the overall winner was Jack Thammerat from Thailand.

Organised by online magazine All Out Guitar, and Lick Library, Guitar Idol 2009 saw the public and professional judges select the best guitarists from around the world. The 12 Finalists came from all over the globe including, Brazil, Ecuador, Bosnia, Italy, Chile and were be invited to play live in front of thousands in London and take home fabulous prizes from sponsors including Marshall,  PRS,  Ernie Ball/MusicMan, Blackstar Amplification, Mayones Guitars, The Guitar Institute and Rock School.