Paul Brett


Paul Brett is a classic rock guitarist. He played lead guitar with Strawbs (though he was never actually a member), The Overlanders, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera, The Velvet Opera, Tintern Abbey, Fire, Roy Harper, Al Stewart, Lonnie Donegan, and switched to twelve string guitar in the 1970s. His first twelve string guitar suite, Earth Birth, was released on his own label, Phoenix Future and was produced by artist Ralph Steadman of Fear and Loathing fame. Critical acclaim led to Brett being signed on a four album deal with RCA Records.

His K-tel Romantic Guitar album went platinum in the UK, but Brett stopped recording soon afterwards. He started recording again in 2000, with long-time friend and fellow twelve string guitarist, John Joyce. Brett wrote for music magazines Melody Maker, Sound International and International Musician and continued working in the music industry in the later part of his career.

He now writes a regular column for Acoustic, a magazine specializing in acoustic guitars. Is also the Associate Editor and Features Writer for Music Maker and Live in London magazines. He has appeared on BBC Television's Antiques Road Show and Flog It in the mid-2000s. Paul also has his own range of signature guitars with John Hornby Skewes, the world famous guitar manufacturers.

Paul has teamed up with Tom Newman, the original producer of Mike Oldfield's album "Tubular Bells" to form an independent record label.  http://viraldiscsanddownloads.com
They have just released a re-recording of that album featuring The Children of Ireland.  http://www.viraldiscsanddownloads.com/buy-tracks

You can check out Paul's website here: http://www.paulbrettguitarist.co.uk/ and his range of guitars here: http://www.jhs.co.uk/paulbrett.html