Jamie Humphries is a UK guitarist, now based in Stockholm, Sweden. As well as being a highly respected guitar tutor and author, his touring credits include Brian May, Kerry Ellis, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and the Scandinavian Queen show “Champions of Rock”, the 80’s Arena Rock tour “Rock of 80’s”, with Kee Marcello of Europe and Joacim Cans of Hammerfall. He has also toured with the American classic rock show “Flashback; The Mystic Orchestra”. Jamie was also part of the band for “Gutterdämmerung” a show featuring a movie with a live rock band performing the soundtrack. Guest artists included rock giants such as Slash, Lemmy, Joshua Homme, Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Tom Araya, Eagles of Death Metal, Volbeat and Henry Rollins. Jamie has also toured Spain with the Symphonic Queen show and the History of Rock Show.
He has performed with Queen at Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday concert, Jeff Beck, Mike Rutherfordof Genesis, Ronan Keating, Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore and Chad Smith. Jamie has also toured extensively on the official Queen production “We Will Rock You” in both the UK and Europe, holding the position of principle guitarist on guitar chair one in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark.
Jamie is one of the original Lick Library/Total Accuracy guitarists, working for the company for more than 20 years, and appearing on their first ever DVD release. Jamie has filmed and recorded a large catalogue of DVDs and backing tracks for the award winning guitar instructional company Lick Library, filming DVDs on such artists as Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Def Leppard, Metallica, and many others. He also contributed video lessons for Guitar Interactive, and has a regular technique column in Premier Guitar. He has also written and transcribed for Guitar Techniques, Guitarist, Total Guitar, and Guitar World and has been featured twice on Young Guitar magazine’s DVD in Japan.
Jamie has recorded, written and transcribed several transcription books and tuition books with accompanying CDs. He transcribed/recorded many of the Total Accuracy “Jam With”books and CDs, on such artists as Joe Satriani, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Buddy Holly, Radiohead and Dire Straits. He has also written and recorded three tuition books and CD packages of his own published by Sanctuary Media; “Giants of Rock”, “Giants of Metal” and the best selling “Crash Course Electric Guitar”.
Jamie has been teaching guitar for more than 25 years, and has held down positions at such leading institutes as The ACM, Guildford, BIMM, Brighton and Guitar X, London. He has also performed and held educational clinics at the Musicians Institute in the USA and Japan. More recently Jamie has been contributing tracks and video for the new Brighton music school, Waterbear. Jamie now runs his own online teaching practise; The Jamie Humphries Guitar Studio.
Jamie is also very active in recording and producing original music and music for other artists. He has written, recorded and produced his own album entitled “J”, featuring guest appearances from Richie Kotzen, and UK session guitarist Phil Hilborne which is now available to purchase and download on this website. He has also contributed guitar to various UK and European Top 40 sessions including the 2005 top 20 single Rocket (A Natural Gambler)which was also number #1 on BBC Radio 1’s the Buzz Chart. This track was also the featured music of Virgin Radio, Sky Movies and the 2005 Winter Olympics. He has also composed music for television and film for Sony/KPM as well as being featured on the 2011 album “Guitar Heroes”. He has also performed guitar on TV shows such as the BBC drama “The Hustle”, the BBC animated series “Freefonix”, and the ITV drama “The Fixer”.
He has mixed the Live in Montreax album for UK progressive band It Bites, and has mixed and produced two solo albums by guitarist/singer David Kilminster; guitarist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters, and progressive artist Steven Wilson. Jamie contributed guitars on Public Symphony’s remastered version of their debut album, with the Times newspaper calling them “Pink Floyd for the Coldplay generation”. Jamie performed live with Public Symphony supporting Jason Mraz. Jamie has worked and recorded with Dylan Burns of the Bodyrockers, and ZTT recording artist Lee Griffithis. Jamie’s guitar playing can also be heard on other albums such as “Introducing” with Guthrie Govan, “For Eric” a tribute to the late Irish acoustic guitarist Eric Roche and the “Champions of Rock” live double CD. Jamie even hosted his own guitar instructional TV show on the “M Channel” on Sky TV.
Jamie has been an Ernie Ball/Musicman signed artist since 1998, and also endorses MESA/ Boogie amps, and DiMarzio pickups.
Jamie runs his own studio, The Jamie Humphries Guitar Studio, producing video and tracks for his YouTube channel, check out the opening track of his Captor X demo above!.