Newcastle Guitar and Music Resources.

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Guitar Lessons, Newcastle

Savage Guitar Studio provide guitar lessons and music tuition to the Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham, Sunderland areas. Guitar Lessons via Skype are also available. Call Jimi on 0772 526 1507 for more details, or take a look at all the positive reviews and testimonials that have been written by students of Savage Guitar Studio.


Guitar Shops, Newcastle

Guitar Guitar – Newcastle

A wide range of new and used electrics and acoustic guitars, amplification and accessories.

27 Grainger Street, Newcastle, NE1 5JE  Tel. 0191 261 1568


PMT (Professional Music Technology, Newcastle)

PMT Newcastle

PMT Newcastle

Serving the Newcastle and Gateshead are, PMT Newcastle, Professional Music Technology comprises two floors worth of guitars, electric drums, pianos, professional audio equipment for music production and p.a systems. PMT Newcastle is located on Dean Street – a 15 minute drive from The Metro Centre.

27-29 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PQ  0191 230 3422


The Guitar Shop, Newcastle

The Guitar Shop, Newcastle

The Guitar Shop, Newcastle

The Guitar Shop is located on Old George Yard, Newcastle. Specialising in guitar servicing, set ups and repairs; the Guitar Shop is ran by Bryan Younger, who has been playing and working with guitars for over 40 years in the Newcastle area. A range of new old pre-owned guitars are also available.

3 Old George Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EZ  0191 261 4056

 

 


JG Windows, Guitar Shop

JG Windows Newcastle

JG Windows Newcastle

With branches in Newcastle, The Metrocentre and Darlington, JG Windows have been established since 1908 and stock Guitars, Drums & Percussion, Acoustic Drums, Cymbals,Drum Hardware,Hi-Hat Stands, Electronic Drums, Drum Machines, Hand Percussion,Orchestral Percussion, Pianos & Keyboards, Live Sound, PA & Studio Gear, DJ Equipment, Printed Music, HiFi & Small Audio, CD, DVD & Vinyl and Musical Gifts


Curvy Sounds, Heaton Guitar Shop

Curvy Sounds - Heaton, Newcastle

Curvy Sounds – Heaton, Newcastle

Curvy Sounds is based in Heaton, Newcastle and sells a range of musical instruments new and pre-owned, including; Guitars, Basses, Ukelele’s, Mandolins, Orchesteral Stringed Instruments, Woodwind and Brass, Fair Trade, Amplifiers, Microphones, Mixing Desks, Guitar Pedals and Accessories. World Instruments, Drums and Percussion. Part Exchanges and Payment in Installments are also available.

Curvy sounds, 31 Heaton Hall Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5NQ  01914474342


Newcastle Music Magazines

NARC magazine, North East Music 

NARC magazine is an independent guide to North East alternative music and culture; Featuring the best of Music, Art, Literature, Comedy, Film and Theatre.

NARC. Media, John Buddle Work Village, Buddle Road, Newcastle, NE4 8AW   0191 226 7980.


The Crack Magazine, Newcastle Music Listings

The Crack Magazine is a free listings guide to what’s going on in the North East of England music clubs, art and film, dance, restaurants and culture. Available in shops and outlets across the region; Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.


NE Volume, North East Music Magazine
NE Volume is a free printed music magazine based in the North East and set up by qualified music hournalist, Lee Allcock. We publish articles and reviews by local people, for local people and cover lives bands and performing musicians throughout the region.

About the Newcastle Music Scene

Since the 1960’s, there have been a number of world class guitarists and successful nationwide musicians to emerge from the Newcastle Upon Tyne and North East area. These include;

  • The Animals formed in Newcastle Upon Tyne and famous for hits such as “House of the Rising Sun”, “We Gotta Get out of This Place” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The Animals’ original bassist – the late Chas Chandler also went on to become manager of Slade and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It is said that Jimi Hendrix could be seen busking on Chillingham Road, Heaton whilst living with Chad!

    The Animals

    The Animals

  • Hank Marvin – World famous guitarist with instrumental group,The Shadows and famous for clean, heavily- reverbed, vibrato’d Fender tones as heard on songs such as, “Apache”.
  • Bruce Welch – Also a guitar in The Shadows who was born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham and formed another Newcastle based band, also joined by Hank Marvin prior to the formation of The Shadows.
  • Mark Knopfler and David Knopfler – Lead and rhythm guitarists and co- founders of Dire Straits – famous for songs such as “Money for nothing” (Featuring fellow Newcastle-based musician, Sting)”, “Sultans of swing”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Walk of Life.” In the 1950’s, as children, the Knopfler brothers relocated from Glasgow back to Blyth, in the North East of England – their mother’s original birthplace. Both brothers attended Gosforth Grammar School. Famous for his finger-picked guitar riffs and solo’s and ranked 27th greatest guitar of all time by Rolling Stones magazine, Mark Knopfler experienced humble beginings; as a child Mark wanted a Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster as played by Hank Marvin of The Shadows, but had to initially settle for a £50 budget guitar by Höfner!
  • Sting – Bassist with The Police and Solo Artist in his own right, having won 16 Grammy Awards and famous for hits such as “Every Breath You Take,” “Fields of Gold”, “Message In A Bottle”, and “Don’t stand so close to me” – Sting was born in Wallsend, Newcastle, near the shipyards. He attended St Cuthbert’s Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria University after qualifying as a teacher and teaching at St Paul’s First School in Cramlington for two years.
  • Andy Taylor (Original Guitarist of Duran Duran) was born and raised in Cullercoats, North Tyneside, Newcastle, attending Marden High School. Andy received guitar lessons from the age of eleven from Dave Black – a member of David Bowie‘s band, “The Spiders From Mars. Later, a record producer, session musician and songwriter to Robert Palmer, Ros Stewart and Belinda Carlisle.

Other musicians from the Newcastle and North East area include; Lindisfarne (“Fog on the Tyne” – Newcastle) , Brian Johnson “Highway To Hell” – lead singer of ACDC (Dunston, Gateshead), Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music (from Sunderland, Newcastle, Washington), Jimmy Nail from Benton, “Crocodile Shoes”, “Aint No Doubt”, Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys (From North Shields), Prefab Sprout “The King of Rock n Roll” from Witton Gilbert, County Durham

Then in more recent years, Dubstar “Stars”, The Wildhearts “Sick of Drugs”, Maxïmo Park “Our Velocity”, Nadine Shah “Fast Food” (Whitburn, Sunderland) – Now working with producer Ben Hillier producer of Blur and Elbow, The Chapman Family (Teesside) and Little Comets to name just a few!


Whether you aspire to be included in our list of world class guitarists and well known North East musicians, or would just like to take up guitar as a hobby; many students of Savage Guitar Studio go on to achieve guitar grade examinations and some now work as professional musicians themselves! (Read reviews and testimonials from students of Savage Guitar Studio)If you’d like to give guitar lessons a go, contact Jimi on 0772 526 1507 or use the Newcastle Guitar Lessons Contact Form