Main Instrument – Electric Guitar Other Instruments – Drums and Keyboard Grades – Imminent Grade 8 on Guitar, Grade 6 on Drums and have a distinction level Grade 1 on Piano Other Info – In my spare time I snowboard and mountain bike regularly. I also use Garageband and Logic to record and develop my ideas for the band.
Music is more than a hobby, it’s my life!
My journey started when I was 4 years old. My Dad has a passion for music, teaching and everything musical, it was clear that I’d be involved in music at some level.
Whilst on a trip to York my Grandparents bought me my first acoustic guitar and the journey began.
I started lessons on multiple instruments, and have been taught by many specialist tutors. I attended Music Academy Midlands Rockschool for several years before my current band Media Blackout was established in 2017 and I’m still under tuition by two of Music Academy tutors several years on; Ryan Cush (CEO of MAM), Jon Brown (Kioko guitarist) are both helping me to study higher grades, styles and theory.
My weekly commitment to music is high, with three lessons, currently two band Zoom sessions plus practise. There isn’t a day that doesn’t involve something musical.
The last three years I feel all of the work has paid off, especially now I’ve reached higher grades. My passion for music has allowed me to focus on musicality and making things sound good.
I love performing more than anything
I feel at one with the stage, a chance to come alive and be me. I have a long CV of shows, videos and studio work to show which I am proud to be part of.
Over the years it’s been about challenges and goals. I like to succeed and be the best at what I do. Outside of music I have also secured a ‘Blackbelt in Karate’, many ‘swimming awards’ and am a keen ‘Snowboarder’ and ‘Mountain Biker’.
Beat It – EVH Solos
Plugin Baby – Muse Cover
Is This Love – Bob Marley (Cover)
Freightshaker – RSL Grade 8
Under The Bridge – RHCP Cover
G.O.A.T. – Peripheral Intro Cover
Lights Out – Royal Blood (Cover)
To enquire about Media Blackout or Toby’s availability.
CONTACT Mentor: Paul Kavanagh Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Number: 07743612666
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