Chris Newland | Guitar Tutor | ICMP London

Chris Newland is a guitarist and music educator with nearly thirty years’ experience playing and teaching at the highest professional level. Born in Massachusetts, U.S.A., Chris has been a highly sought-after player ever since moving to London in 1992.

For a taste of Newland’s guitar-playing chops, just check out the funky riffs at the beginning of Arrow’s massive crossover soca/calypso hit ‘Hot Hot Hot’. That’s Chris Newland.

In a star-studded career, he has also played with such artists as Sister Sledge, Mick Ronson, Ronnie Wood, Maceo Parker, Stevie Wonder, Duane Eddy, Seasick Steve, Ward Thomas, Imelda May, Karen Elson, Joss Stone, and Quincy Jones. He taught guitar privately to Courtney Love and Madonna before coming to the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

More recently he has recorded several albums and performed with songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols and continues to be a very busy studio and live guitar player. He specialises in performance techniques and MD skills. 

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