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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart was co-founder, co-songwriter and guitarist for Sleeper, who enjoyed eight UK Top 40 singles and three UK Top 10 albums in the Britpop era. He has since appeared as a session musician on albums by k d lang and former Spice Girl Mel C, and as music supervisor on a number of feature films including Telstar: The True Story of Joe Meek
(2009).

Jon has written for Guitarist magazine, including a monthly feature column called Rock Climbing, since 2002. He is also the Senior Academic Lecturer at Brighton Institute of Modern Music - www.bimm.co.uk

Brighton Institute of Modern Music

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Bonzo Dog Band, Frank Zappa: ROCK CLIMBING: Jon Stewart Asks, 'Does Humour Belong In Music?'

Column by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, July 2009

HIGH SUMMER, the silly season, is the time to examine humour in music. ...

Coldplay: The Guitar Tech's Insights

Interview by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, March 2004

THERE ARE lots of guitar-related careers in the music industry but being a guitar tech for a large touring band has to be one of ...

Steve Cropper: Rock Climbing: Steve Cropper

Retrospective by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, June 2010

GUITARIST, A&R MAN, engineer, producer, songwriter, promoter and founder member of Booker T & the MGs, Steve Cropper’s playing defines southern soul music.  Cropper listened to ...

Big Jim Sullivan: The Man With The Golden Arm

Interview by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, September 2006

Jon Stewart talks about what it takes to make it as a professional musician with Big Jim Sullivan, the legendary UK session guitarist who has ...

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Profile by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, June 2008

SISTER ROSETTA Tharpe was born in a Mississippi delta cotton farm in 1915. ...

Tinariwen: Desert Storm

Profile by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, December 2008

Jon Stewart finds a new source of inspiration from a guitar-heavy world music band. ...

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Motown's Guitarists

Retrospective by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, April 2009

Jon Stewart celebrates the magic of Motown’s multiple guitarists ...

Super Smashing Lovely: Jon Stewart Laments The Lost Art Of Stagecraft

Column by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, May 2008

FOR MOST people at a gig (the normal people, the ones who aren't other guitarists) it's not what you're playing that counts - it's what ...

The Faces: The Guitar Face Phenomenon

Column by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, November 2008

GUITAR FACE is a common complaint that can strike any of us at any time. It is an unconscious condition over which we have little ...

The Press Gang:: Music Journalists (AKA: Sleeping With The Enemy)

Overview by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, March 2006

Jon Stewart talks to the enemy, music journalists, and finds out what makes them tick... ...

Twiddle Twaddle: The Guitarists Who Do Too Much

Column by Jon Stewart, Guitarist, November 2007

THIS MONTH'S column is inspired by Pete from Weston-Super-Mare and his controversial contribution to the letters page in last month's Guitarist: "Fret w*nkers - it's ...

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