About me

“Music enters the soul…........ places its powerful essence within you…........ and then takes a little part of the soul when it leaves.”


Hi, I am a female guitarist and mad about guitars!!! I am a composer, performer and guitar teacher and the guitarist for the Netherlands based female band Asrai. Check us out at https://www.asrai.net/ . I have studied classical music since an early age, beginning with lessons on the piano. Then I discovered the deeply expressive, creative world of the guitar and I WAS TOTALLY HOOKED! I couldn’t practice enough! I continued my musical studies at The University of Brighton. The degree I attained there introduced me to the world of sound recording. Since then I have built-up my own recording studio and have composed music for various dance companies and done lots of session guitar work too. I have recorded and produced two of my own albums “Free Spirit” and “Brain Candy”, both of which are now available exclusively from my merchandise page. (They’re total guitar indulgence man….......hang off your whammy bar kind of stuff).... so I hope you enjoy them! I’m also intensely working away on my third solo instrumental album. So to all you guitarist dudes and dudettes and other music heads out there please feel free to be my friend on https://www.facebook.com/jacquitaylormusician/ 
http://www.myspace.com/braincandygirl , or else you can contact me either via this website or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Favourite film:
“Koyaanisqatsi” by Godfrey Reggio.

Favourite song:
“Cemetery Gates” by Pantera.

Favourite artist:
Wassily Kandinsky.

Favourite books:
“The Elegant Universe” by Brian Greene, “The Complete Essays of Michel De Montaigne”, “The “Witching Hour” by Anne Rice, and everything by Enid Blyton.

Favourite guitar solo:
“Free bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Favourite music:
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Clan Destined, Rob Zombie, Pantera, Amorphis, Deftones, Jon Hassell, Metallica, Dead Can Dance, Vivaldi and Kate Bush. I have a very eclectic taste in music, and therefore I could waffle-on all day about the numerous artistes that I love and admire.

Favourite guitarists:
Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, Randy Rhodes, John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John McLaughlin, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Andy Summers, Buddy Guy, plus very many, many more great players too numerous to mention!

Favourite things:
Music, art, philosophy, riding motorbikes, thunderstorms, ghost stories, running through fields, sunflowers, crows, creativity, guitars…guitars…GUITARS!! Favourite guitars: Jackson and Ibanez (all endorsements welcome, lol!).

Favourite drinks:
Tea, coffee, cranberry juice and dry white wine.

Favourite animal:
I love all living things but my cat called Gypsy is the best!

Favourite people:
My lovely mum Lesley and her husband Trevor, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Martin Walkyier.

Favourite place:
My home, Tintagel, Brighton, America, Australia, Holland anywhere else where I’m surrounded by beautiful countryside.

In an ideal world:
The angels and demons would hold hands with each other.