As an Acoustic Guitarist: How did you start playing?
Acoustic Guitarists Leoni Jane Kennedy and Anders Rye talk to us about how they started playing the guitar.
Leoni Jane Kennedy
Leoni is an up and coming singer-songwriter whose music has been described as ‘haunting’ with very intricate guitar melodies and riffs. Since winning the Freddie Mercury Scholarship to attend her university, Leoni has begun to build her career as a musician around the Guildford/London area with her band backing her for gigs in bigger venues. The band have worked on a 7 song album and their single Life Like This with famous Producer of Motorhead and Uriah Heep, John Gallen.
Still — Blackham Images
John Mullaly — Live Footage
Test the Water — Leoni Jane Kennedy
Interview filmed at The Three Pigeons | Guildford
Anders Rye obtained his Popular Music degree from London College of Music and Media and has worked as a professional live and studio musician, appearing on various radio and TV shows. He has performed all over the world, including at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, and most recently with artists like Shalamar and Jason Donovan. In addition to his work as a consultant for Trinity’s Rock & Pop and Acoustic Guitar syllabuses, Anders is a member of the Trinity Rock & Pop examiner panel, and also wrote the teaching notes for the Classical Guitar book series Raise the Bar.