Andy Basiola

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My name is Andy Basiola, I'm an italian guitarist currently based in London, UK. I started playing guitar at the age of 12 growing up listening to artists such as Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, etc...

Over the years I have played and toured Europe with a number of different bands and played some of London’s iconic venues, such as: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, 02 Islington, 100 Club , Beck Theatre, Barfly, Underworld, etc.. In London, I have been writing and recording music with rock bands Kill for Eden (https://www.facebook.com/killforedenrock) and Future Shock (https:// www.facebook.com/Futureshockuk) working with top producers such as Phil Kinman (Doogie White, Tank, Driven), and Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris, Voodoo Six).


In 2012 I was voted Best Individual Performer, by Playmusic Magazine and I received a guitar endorsement deal with Fret King Guitars.
In 2015 I joined “the Toxic Twins”: Europe’s best Aerosmith tribute band as lead guitarist, touring Europe and performing at some of the biggest festivals including Cyprus Rock Festival.


In the same year I have also been selected to take part in the "Vivaldi Metal Project" album, a project involving musicians from all over the world including Rick Wakeman (Yes), Mark Boals, Michael Lepond (Symphony x), Atma Anur and many more. http://www.vivaldimetalproject.com/


I am also an experienced guitar teacher I teach regularly in some of London’s best music schools and in my own studio.

My name is Andy Basiola, I'm an italian guitarist currently based in London, UK. I started playing guitar at the age of 12 growing up listening to artists such as Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, etc...

Over the years I have played and toured Europe with a number of different bands and played some of London’s iconic venues, such as: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, 02 Islington, 100 Club , Beck Theatre, Barfly, Underworld, etc.. In London, I have been writing and recording music with rock bands Kill for Eden (https://www.facebook.com/killforedenrock) and Future Shock (https:// www.facebook.com/Futureshockuk) working with top producers such as Phil Kinman (Doogie White, Tank, Driven), and Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris, Voodoo Six).


In 2012 I was voted Best Individual Performer, by Playmusic Magazine and I received a guitar endorsement deal with Fret King Guitars.
In 2015 I joined “the Toxic Twins”: Europe’s best Aerosmith tribute band as lead guitarist, touring Europe and performing at some of the biggest festivals including Cyprus Rock Festival.


In the same year I have also been selected to take part in the "Vivaldi Metal Project" album, a project involving musicians from all over the world including Rick Wakeman (Yes), Mark Boals, Michael Lepond (Symphony x), Atma Anur and many more. http://www.vivaldimetalproject.com/


I am also an experienced guitar teacher I teach regularly in some of London’s best music schools and in my own studio.