I have been playing guitar professionally for over fifteen years. I have toured with various artists all over the world with shows in places such as Japan, Dubai, Europe and the United Kingdom. I have toured with The Cult, Glenn Hughes, Thunder and Phil Campbell of Motorhead. I am an official endorser of Gretsch Guitars. I have recieved accolades and features from the UK's leading guitarist magazines - Total Guitar & Guitar Techniques. Total Guitar published a six page double spread with myself and Billy Duffy of The Cult. I was ranked #3 'Best New Guitar Player In The World Right Now' in Total Guitar and Music Radar's worldwide poll and I was featured as a 'One To Watch' in Total Guitar.
I have a wealthy background of professional music education. I studied a degree in Guitar Performance at one of the United Kingdom's leading music universities (Academy Of Music & Sound) before completing an additional degree in Music Business (at Birmingham City University) and graduated my professional music education with First Class Honours.
I started my teaching profession working at local music institutions leading masterclasses, but as demand built for private tuition that became my primary focus teaching a large base of weekly, fortnightly and monthly students. I am the official Guitar Instructor at two of Staffordshire's leading further education colleges in Newcastle Under Lyme and Stafford. I am officially registered with RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors at London College of Music) and have a full DBS check.
I am best known as the guitar player of UK rock act Piston.
Piston’s 'Rainmaker' was A listed on Planet Rock (UK's #1 rock station). 'Rainmaker' was exclusively premiered online by Classic Rock Magazine and Louder Sound.
Piston's 'One More Day' was officially playlisted on Planet Rock (UK's #1 rock station) and BBC Radio 2's rock show hosted by Johnnie Walker. Following the release, Planet Rock made Piston their 'Ones To Watch' for upcoming rock acts.
Piston released their highly anticipated debut album in September 2019 and received publicity from various magazines including Classic Rock, Planet Rock, HRH, Powerplay, Fireworks and Black Velvet, plus over 100 music websites.
In September 2019, Piston's Jack Edwards had a six page interview in Total Guitar Magazine. The feature saw Edwards pair up with The Cult's Billy Duffy to discuss all things Gretsch and how Duffy once inspired him to pick up the guitar. Total Guitar published a feature with Jack in October's issue titled 'Ones To Watch'. Music Radar nominated Jack Edwards and Luke Allatt of Piston for 'Best New Guitarist' 2019.
Piston embarked on a 10 date co-headline UK tour with Collateral in September 2019. In October 2019, Piston joined the Planet Rock Roadstars tour with Hannah Wicklund & Gorilla Riot. In late October, Piston were announced as special guests on The Cult's Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary UK Tour. Piston later completed shows with Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons. In November 2019, Piston toured as special guests to Glenn Hughes on his 'Performs Classic Deep Purple Live’ tour.
In November 2019, Piston released an electrifying cover of Slade's 1972 anthem 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'. Planet Rock premiered the official video featuring cameos from new rock bands Bad Touch, Collateral, Gorilla Riot and more. Piston's 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' was featured on BBC Music Introducing in the West Midlands.
Piston's 'One More Day' is featured on Earache Records 'New Wave Of Rock N' Roll' limited edition vinyl.
Piston are announced as one of the special guests to Thunder on their UK arena tour in 2022. Piston will support Thunder at Birmingham's Resort World Arena on May 22nd 2022.
In May 2021, Piston announced the release of their live record 'Live... If You Dare!'.