The Guitar Hour Podcast

This is the audio podcast version of the live streaming 6-string web show extravaganza - 'The Guitar Hour', with Tom Quayle, Dan Smith, Dave Brons and David Beebee. Each season the guys chat about what it's like on the front line learning, teaching, loving and occasionally despairing at all things axe related. Featuring tons of news, playing, jamming, philosophical chat and audience Q&A. Watch along live at
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Mar 23, 2017

Another bonus episode. Here, Dan and Beebee interview the truly amazing modern Jazz guitarist Gilad Hekselman.

Mar 23, 2017

Season 4 episode 2. This week Tom tapes up our fingers and set the challenge. We discuss our desert island rigs and gear we can't get passed the look of. Moar jamming and Q&A. It's The Guitar Hour! 



Mar 16, 2017

TGH guys got to interview the phenomenal guitar player Allen Hinds whilst on a recent trip to winter NAMM 17.

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Thanks for listening!





Mar 16, 2017

The boys are back for season 4 with upgraded voice and guitar audio!

  • Namm updates
  • Jonathan Kreisberg gig/masterclass
  • Tom's Challenge (broke his elbow so takes over from Dan)
  • Main Discussion we talk about time management for musicians
  • Poll Jam
  • Q&A


Sep 16, 2016

We're back! We kick season 3 off with a summer catchup and discussion on our earliest influences. Dan challenges us as ever, and we do lot's of jamming and answer Q&A.

Please support us on Patreon if you can! 

Beers : jamtlands hell Swedish Brew!

Dan's Challenge Backing Track - Minor Blues

Hands On Links:

Main Jam Backing Track - Funky Blues in A

Poll Jam Backing Track - Fast Country Blues in C

Quick Picks Links:

Ownhammer IR

Apollo Twin

Bebop: The Music and it's Players

Laney IRTX

The Guys

Sep 8, 2016

(Audio starts at 3m28s - sorry about that!) For the season 2 finale we interview Daniel Steinheardt and Mick Taylor, the awesome duo from the hit youtube channel 'That Pedal Show'. Not much time for the usual tricks as we run long with a really cool interview, tons to learn from this loveable, talented pair :)

Sep 7, 2016

(Audio starts at 5m52s sorry about the error!) This week we talk about what we get up to in a typical week as a working guitar player, plus all the usual news, beers, jams and QnA. 

Sep 6, 2016

In this week's episode we continue the discussion on practising, plus the news, beers, jams and QnA.

Sep 5, 2016

Here's the second part of our interview with mind melting jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg. Enjoy :)

Sep 5, 2016

Bonus episode of TGHP: First part of our interview with the truly incredible jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg

Sep 5, 2016

In this episode we get deep on practising, and play out some clips from out interview with jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg on the subject. Plus all the usual news, beers, jamming, Q&A.

Sep 5, 2016

In this episode we get all dewey eyed about Steve Vai's landmark record Passion & Warfare, plus the usual news, beers, jamming and Q&A. 


Sep 5, 2016

Welcome back to The Guitar Hour podcast season 2. Sorry for the break, we've been a bit slack getting the audio version uploaded. New workflows are in place however and all being well season 3 should be uploaded the day after we live stream.

Episode 1 is all about staying healthy whilst on the road. Playing, challenges, news, beers Q&A as usual.

Apr 30, 2016

So we made to the end of season 1. 6 shows seems to have flown by! The finale is all about playing. We diverge from the regular format and blow over some of our favourite backing tracks from season 1 that were not chosen in previous poll jams. 

Beers Drunk In This Episode: Brewdog IPA

Tom’s new pedalboard - That Pedal Show Feature

Backing Tracks Used

QuistJam Smooth Jazz Am Blues

Joe Satriani Style Backing Track Jam in Bm - My Darn Jam Tracks

Gatton Country Jamtrack Play along Backing - Jam Along Tracks

Sorry I can't find the track for the ethereal e minor jam! Ooops

Thanks so much for watching and listening, we love putting this show together. Stay tuned for season 2, coming very soon, bigger and better than ever!

Tom Quayle - Website Youtube Twitch

Dan Smith - The Swing Commanders Youtube Twitter

Dave Brons - Website Bandcamp Youtube

David Beebee - Website Youtube Facebook Twitter

Apr 29, 2016

(Sorry about the audio in this one! We had some technical issues with the live stream)

TGH returns after a brief midseason break. This time we talk about polite and efficient networking. Beebee shows off his brand new Suhr Classic, Dan sets us the challenge of riffing our way through the entire alphabet against clock, followed by some epic jamming and audience QnA. I’m sure the some curry chat too somewhere.

Beers Drunk in this episode -

Suhr Classic Pro Sonic Blue mmmmm

Soul/RnB Backing Track in F Major - Backing track ninja

Satch Style Backing Am - MyDarnJamTracks

Tom Quayle - Website Youtube Twitch

Dan Smith - The Swing Commanders Youtube Twitter

Dave Brons - Website Bandcamp Youtube

David Beebee - Website Youtube Facebook Twitter

Apr 21, 2016

This week Tom, Dan, Dave and David question just how much our mobile devices interfere with creativity. Dan sets us the funniest challenge yet, Beebee plays us Selina’s Song, an old tune written back when he wished he was the love child of Satch and Vai. We also have the regular poll jam and audience QnA.


Beers drunk in this episode - Tripple Karmeliet free score writing software

Bob Reynolds Saxophonist Vlog

Backing track Poll JAM: B dorian funky backing track Luca Mantanovelli

Julian Lage - Arclight

Whit Smith & Matt Munsteri - Hell Among The Hedgehogs

Orchestral software - Spitfire Albion


Tom Quayle - Website Youtube Twitch

Dan Smith - The Swing Commanders Youtube Twitter

Dave Brons - Website Bandcamp Youtube

David Beebee - Website Youtube Facebook Twitter

Apr 19, 2016

Can you believe We’re halfway through season one already!? Well we are really getting the hang of it now and have an awesome episode for you this week. We cover the news, Dan challenges us to phrase with 3 notes and a bend, we jam to some cool backing tracks, and Tom plays live, ‘The Funky Chicken’, a world exclusive preview of a track from his upcoming solo album! We also share some ideas to help get your career as a guitar player moving forward before taking QnA and Beebee solos over the outro theme.

Don't forget you can watch us live at Twitch or catch up with older videos on Youtube


Beers drunk in this episode - Iron Maiden The Trooper

EHX Pedals - Mel 9 Melotron Pedal

My Music Masterclass - Jonathan Kreisberg Tutorials

Dan’s Challenge backing track - QuistJa, Slow Funk (G)

Poll jam backing track. QuistJam Bb New Orleans Scofield Groove -

Tom Quayle - Website Youtube Twitch

Dan Smith - The Swing Commanders Youtube Twitter

Dave Brons - Website Bandcamp Youtube

David Beebee - Website Youtube Facebook Twitter

Apr 16, 2016

The Guitar Hour boys are back with episode 2. This episode is all about the bad habits that creep into our improvisation/playing/mindset, and how we try to avoid them. Plus Dan’s challenge, the poll jam, prize giveaways and Dave performs another tune from his album ‘Kai Rohan’. Audience Q&A and then the guys perform the theme tune to finish things off.

Tom Quayle - youtube

Dan Smith - youtube

Dave Brons - youtube

David Beebee - youtube

Apr 11, 2016

Season premiere of the Guitar Hour with Tom Quayle, Dan Smith, Dave Brons and David Beebee. In this episode they talk about that awful feeling of losing the mojo for our 6 string friend, and what you can do to try and get it back! We are also introduced to the first of Dan’s challenges! Dave and Tom play the track “Miracle Marker” from Dave’s Album. The guys also jam over backing track chosen by the livestream audience and answer questions from TGH audience.

Beers drunk in this episode: Beavertown

Strymon power supplies: Zuma

Sean Ashe debut album 'Flux': Sean's Bandcamp

G4 inc. The Aristocrats: The Aristocrats join G3!

Stella By Starlight backing track

Dave Brons album track 'Miracle Maker' bandcamp

Poll jam backing track Cm9 - G7alt by QuistJam