WORLD FAMOUS MULTI-FACETED GUITARIST
Article by Adriana Rubio
From Dave Kilminster-Management-Facebook Page
Albums & Art Covers: Courtesy of Dave Kilminster
Dave Kilminster is a prestigious British multi-faceted guitarist, composer, music teacher, vocalist, engineer and producer. In 1991 Dave participated in a competition run by Guitar Magazine and won the award of “Guitarist Of The Year” with the masterwork instrumental “Sundance”.
Although Dave Kilminster is best known as the touring guitarist for Roger Waters’ “Dark Side of the Moon” (2005-2008) and “The Wall” (2010-2012), he has also played brilliantly for Keith Emerson Band, Carl Palmer and John Wetton-former King Crimson- among a long list of fabulous artists and bands such as “Qango” and “Guthrie Govan”.
Kilminster has a vast trajectory both as a skillful guitar teacher and as an exceptional performer in the techniques of tapping, pull-off, sweep-picking and hammer-on. He has released a number of guitar-instructional-techniques DVDs and has written many articles for Guitar Techniques Magazine. Critics, fans and musicians agree that Dave is one of the most prestigious talents the music world counts with.
As a solo artist in 2004 Dave re-released the unbeaten classical guitar album “Playing with Fire” which he recorded with one of his ex students featuring all instrumental tracks. In 2007 Dave released his first true solo album “Scarlet” where he plays guitars, keyboards, strings and also sings. Dave wrote all the music and lyrics for this outstanding 10 tracks album featuring Pete Riley on drums and Phil Williams on bass guitar, both from the Keith Emerson Band.
1. Silent Scream 2. Big Blue 3. Chance 4. Angel 5. Brightest Star 6. Static 7. Just Crazy 8. Liar, Liar 9. Rain... (On Another Planet) 10. Harkness
“Scarlet” is such a bright album filled with very nice melodies and marvelous guitar work obviously coming from Dave’s astonishing guitar playing technique. But on a more insightful note, “Scarlet” really surprises you with his singing ability as a whole and even holding high notes accurately. Dave’s voice is undoubtedly amazing and really harmonizes with the music.
In April of 2011, Dave Kilminster released “Closer To Earth”, an acoustic “covers” album featuring the hauntingly soulful voice of Murray Hockridge. According to the English pair there was just an instant connection from the very first time they jammed. The recording sessions and release of the album prove them right.
CLOSER TO EARTH
Track List… 1. Losing My Religion (REM) 2. Rocket Man (Elton John and Bernie Taupin) 3. Father Figure (George Michael) 4. I'm Not In Love (Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman) 5. Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Radiohead) 6. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) 7. Any Major Dude Will Tell you (Walter Becker and Donald Fagen) 8. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) 9. Sara Smile (Daryl Hall and John Oates) 10. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman) 11. Wish You Were Here (David Gilmour and Roger Waters)
Here is a promotional video of “Closer To Earth”:
Dave Kilminster is currently touring with Roger Waters’ “The Wall”. This blog is patiently waiting for a person to person interview with Dave. Our fluent communication is still via e-mails. Aside from the guitar virtuoso name he has achieved over the years from his impressive playing technique, Dave Kilminster is the nicest gentleman and respectful musician I’ve been in touch with since my interview with Ronnie James Dio fifteen years ago.
For further information on Dave Kilminster, tour dates, discography and/or to purchase “Scarlet” and “Closer To Earth”, please feel free to visit Dave’s official website at:
TO BE CONTINUED SOON... STAY TUNED!