It would be easier to get blood out of a stone than to get a biography out of Guy.
He was born in Germany. At the age of 7 he heard "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" album and from that moment on all he wanted to be was a singer/songwriter.
Guy is a prolific songwriter & poet (I swear some of his words come out of the stratosphere). I have watched live music in St Louis, New York & Atlanta as well as the UK and his unique self taught acoustic guitar playing is the best I've seen in 40 years. He is still unknown to the UK public as he's spent 15 years bringing up a daughter as a single dad.
Since coming down literally off his mountain,
1. He has become Sir Bob Geldof's first choice support artist
2. Played as the only solo artist at the 2003 Vienna Jazz & Blues festival in Austria (Johnny Winter topped the bill)
3. Has toured with Bob Geldof, Jake Burns & Bruce Foxton (SLF & The Jam), Nick Welsh & Pauline Black (The Selecter), Lonnie Donegan (John Lennon's main early inspiration), Dave Sharpe(The Alarm), Jim Capaldi (including gig where Steve Winwood played 30 mins guitar in Jim's band). Steve insisted on buying a CD of Guy.
4. He has had numerous standing ovations as a support artist.
5. Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) opened for him at a private Michael Eavis (Glasonbury) party.
"I can play guitar but that opening guy can really play the guitar" - Country Joe McDonald
" Where the **** did you get a voice like that?" - Bob Geldof
“Guy is ALWAYS worth checking out live, he's a f***in' star!!” - Todd Sharpeville
"How do I follow that?" - Lonnie Donegan.
Recent Gig Comments:
“ …..please release the rest of the recordings as there are a lot of people out here who want to hear more.” - AF Acoustic Festival Nantwich Jul 06
“what I AM asking is... why have we not heard of you in the states yet? Daniel Michigan May 06
“What a support act, you are a star in your own right. We were
totally blown away by your performance last night. It is rare that you come across such talent and a unique one at that; there is such emotion in your music and your guitar playing is just awesome.” – MC Peterborough Nov 05
“Someone I wouldn't mind seeing again.” – CC Peterborough Nov 05
“you were awesome,amazing voice, amazing guitar, I can't believe I have not heard of you until now.” JB Cardiff Nov 05
Your guitarwork is amazing! - J.J
What a great impact he made with both his superb guitar sound & powerful, gutsy voice, even our 17 year old thought he was worth listening to. Real Music it truly was! – P&J Maldon
"Bought the Tour Support CD and was absolutely blown away by it. Within 3 days it felt like I had known the songs for years. They are absolutely fantastic,S.D. Alnwick
”…..not sure what to expect. I heard the best ******* music ever. I am well and truly, a fan!” - JM Weymouth
”I saw Guy at Weymouth and was very impressed!” - K.H. Maidstone
“This lad played an absolute blinder at Newark, bringing the house down with a 2 hr set. …… his guitar playing leaves all of us speechless” – NT Newark
”… a musician I had not heard before last night but certainly would travel to see again - great guitarist, great voice , I would certainly recommend anyone to go along and see him” –Mark Ammanford
“Hopefully I'll see him play again sometime, he was a pleasure to listen to!” – HV Wombwell