Patti Russo – Patti is the long term singing partner of Meatloaf and has significant performances with Cher, Queen and many of rock's monarchy. She offers insights into dealing with fragile egos, high performance and looking after your brand from the school of hard knocks. These can be delivered either together with The Academy of Rock or independently as an inspirational speaker. As well as speaking, she is available for cameo performances alongside her speaking role or as a stand alone item.
Bernie Torme – Guitarist with Ozzy Osborne and Ian Gillan of Deep Purple fame and now with his own hard rock act GMT, Bernie runs a superb studio in a beautiful rural setting in the heart of Kent. We offer musical experience days at the studio, masterclasses and teambuilding with music.
Richard Strange – Richard Strange is the 'Godfather of Punk', having led pop art group The Doctors of Madness' an actor, most famously for roles in Batman, Harry Potter and Robin Hood. He is also an expert on creativity as it applies across art, empire and industry. Together, we offer masterclasses on creativity and innovation as it applies to business..
Jay Stapley – Jay Stapley is a session musician, teacher and extraordinary speaker and performer. He has played extensively for Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Mike Oldfield among many others. As part of our after dinner or conference offering, Jay can be relied on to provide unique insights into the creative process.
Scott Mc Gill – Scott Mc Gill is a progressive rock and jazz-fusion guitarist. Scott has played with Percy Jones of Brand X and worked with Michael Manring, both well-respected fretless bass players. He divides his time between teaching, composing, performing and researching music. Available for joint seminars, events and musical experiences around improvisation, flow and creativity with Peter and friends.
Bill Nelson – Enigmatic master of guitar, a great artist and someone I'm proud to know. A cult figure indeed but that is sometimes the price you pay to be authentic. Bill has a masterclass on art, guitars and existentialism every year called Nelsonica. Very special indeed. Read Bill’s books ‘Diary of a Hyperdreamer’ and 'Music in Dreamland - Be-Bop Deluxe and Beyond' for an insight into the mind of a continuously creative person who is admired by Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Brian Eno, The Foo Fighters, The Darkness, Kate Bush, Big Country and Brian May to name but a few.
John Howitt – Session musician to the stars! John's career includes work with musicians as diverse as Anastasia, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey plus significant work for the BBC over a number of years. Together we offer great music performances and business keynotes on how to extract high performance from highly creative and precocious people.
The Musick Cabinet – This group play a variety of instruments to bring to life a selection of curious old classical, baroque, renaissance and mediaeval music. They have an eye (and ear) for the unusual in repertoire and instrumentation. Amongst their number is Dr Mike Alexander, who plays a variety of medieval instruments and avant-garde instruments. We offer a range of musical experiences that blend these styles alongside rock and jazz improvisation.