Garry Roberts’ Guitar Workshops
 
            Who is Garry Roberts?
Garry Roberts is the original founding member and lead guitar player of the Irish band The Boomtown Rats, who had several Top Ten and two Number One hit singles - "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays", and recorded six studio albums, in the ten years between 1976 and 1986. During this time, he toured extensively with the band and played to audiences all around the world, including the first Live Aid concert in July, 1985.
 
After The Boomtown Rats ceased performing together in 1986, Garry worked as a touring sound engineer for several years and worked with Simply Red and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, as well as several lesser-known bands, on tours in the UK and USA.
 
He is now playing with his present band to enthusiastic audiences at venues all over Europe and the UK and has recently been working with Bob Geldof on Bob’s latest album.
 
He has been fascinated by the electric guitar since he was first introduced to one when he was twelve years old and believes it to be one of the most beautiful, versatile and expressive musical instruments. He is keen to show the exciting potential of the guitar to young people who are about the age he was when he began playing, as he feels that is the time when they are ready to begin exploring and developing their own creative potential.
 
Garry is happy to be testament to the idea that it doesn’t matter if you never become a virtuoso, as long as you enjoy the playing.