Charles Macdonald

Session Guitarist

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Touring guitarist for The Shires and Ten Tonnes offers radio quality guitars for your songs. Credits include Louis Tomlinson, Cher Lloyd, Amber Run and Callum Beattie

Turn around approximately 2 days for recording guitars

I approach every song differently and either though my own creative choices or collaborating can write guitar parts for any style from funk to blues and pop to rock. Experience working with the producers of Jamiroquai, Coldplay, George Ezra and Corinne Bailey Rae to name a few have allowed me to develop my creativity for writing parts which both fit the song but add something unique and special. My home set-up allows for radio ready guitars.

Highlights include

• BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2015 and 2018 with The Shires

• Shania Twain UK arena support tour with The Shires

• ELO at Wembley Stadium and KCOM Stadium support with The Shires

• The Corrs UK and European White Light Arena Tours support with The Shires

• Tom Jones' summer 2015 tour support with The Shires

• TV and radio including the Graham Norton Show, BBC One Show, BBC Andrew Marr
Show, STV Live at 5, Chris Evans Show and Ken Bruce Show

• Recording with producers Ken Nelson (Coldplay), Cam Blackwood (George Ezra), Steve Chrisanthou (Corinne Bailey Rae), Tom Fuller, Toby Smith (Jamiroquai), Roy Kerr (London Grammar), Tim Bran (London Grammar) and One Bit (The Shires)

• Co-write ‘Man Behind The Sun’ (Callum Beattie) breaking the 'Top 40 UK Airplay
Chart' whilst on the Radio 2 'A-list'

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


GenresSounds Like
  • Coldplay
  • Jamiroquai
  • Arctic Monkeys
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson ES335 Custom Shop
  • Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop
  • Fender 1974 Telecaster
  • Silvertone U1 1960
  • Martin D28
  • Gibson L00-1
  • Guild 12-string
  • Epiphone Mandolin
  • Gretsch Dobro
  • Kemper
  • Fender Amps
  • many pedals
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