Since first picking up the guitar on New Year’s Eve 1991, Stuart became addicted to making that sound that he heard others play and since then he has worked at producing the sound he hears in his head. After a few years of heavy practice and constant gigging, Stuart's reputation as a tasteful and innovative guitarist grew, helping him gain the attention of well established artists.
He has since toured internationally, making his mark on the world's blues and blues/rock scene with a number of successful acts including Geno Washington, Kirk Fletcher, Never the Bride and Dani Wilde. He is the featured guitar player on a long list of studio releases by artists including Marcus Malone, Will Wilde, Cinqui, and has even shared the stage with soul legend Eddie Floyd. His innovative and soulful performances are exciting, heartfelt and spine-tingling.
"When I first heard the blues played properly on a guitar it crucified me! I just thought to myself "I want to do that!" It sounded more like the real thing than anything I had ever heard before. Not that blues is my only love musically; I love anything and I love to play all styles. Music is what I survive on; without it I don't know what I'd do."
A respected guitarist, producer, and arranger, Stuart also spends his time co-running Platform Studio in Burghfield, Reading with Damon Sawyer, producer/engineer and drummer with Leo Lyons’ Hundred Seventy Split and Marmalade.