Professional guitarist, guitar teacher and arranger of music for guitar
Jason is a highly accomplished musician that has played and studied many styles of guitar with some of the best guitar players in the world. As an electric guitarist he has had nearly 30 years of professional playing experience with top quality musicians from all over the world. He has played in rock bands, jazz bands, funk bands, soul bands, country bands and many more. He has worked as a session guitarist, doing pit work for musicals and has backed many artists such as Ray Quinn, Jackie Graham, Bucks Fizz and Jess Conrad. His vast and varied experience of electric guitar styles combined with his classical guitar training and innate creativity come together to make him a formidable, unique force in the world of the guitar.
Jason Butler-Boffey's Electric Guitar Show
The greatest instrument in the world, playing the greatest songs in the world. Each song has been expertly crafted into a stunning electric guitar showpiece. Combine each showpiece with a video interpretations of the song and then enhance both the music and images with a light show. This is Jason Butler-Boffey's Electric Guitar Show.
Disclaimer: there is a small chance that you might not think the guitar is the greatest instrument in the world, or that the songs in the show are some of the greatest songs in the world. Please note: the above comments are purely a subjective opinion. Any contrary opinions are just as valid; misguided, ill-considered and foolish bordering on the ridiculous, but valid!
Jason trained as a classical guitarist at the Royal Welsh College Of Music. Today he performs as a solo guitarist, playing a wide selection of music from classical to jazz to his own fingerstyle arrangements of pop and rock songs.
Jason has been providing guitar tuition for over 25 years; teaching privately and at universities, schools, colleges and music centres all over the UK. He was himself a student with guitar legends such as John Williams, Jorge Morel, John Mills and David Russell.
His knowledge of music and his mastery of the guitar come together in his beautiful solo guitar arrangements of classic songs. While he always strives to keep as much of the music from the original arrangement as possible - more than you'd think possible for one guitar - he manages to do so in a way which makes the song sound and feel as if it was written as a solo guitar piece.