Member:
2004-2013 Sacred Mother Tongue - guitars  
2005- Andy James - guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming  
2008 Budgie - guitars  
Guest musician:
2010 Cradle Of Filth - additional lead guitar  
2014 Bloodshot Dawn - guitars  


Personal information

Born on: 15.05.1981
Official website

For some time, he has been widely regarded as one of the UK's rising stars in the realm of Shred/Metal guitar. Now, Andy James has undeniably earned himself a place among the very best in the world.

As a major contributor to 'Lick Library' - the benchmark for Web and DVD-based guitar instruction - Andy has specialised in teaching lead techniques for Heavy Rock and Metal. Not only can he be found mastering others' techniques but, influenced by the likes of Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Adam Dutkiewicz, Andy is incredibly skilled as a songwriter, as heard on a solo 'In the Wake of Chaos' and 'Machine', as well as his contribution to his band, Sacred Mother Tongue.

It hasn't taken long for Andy James' name to become a leading light in the world of Metal guitar; now fully endorsed by Blackstar Amplification and ESP Guitars, Andy can be found holding workshops and master-classes as far afield as the Los Angeles NAMM show or Frankfurt Music Messe, and 2011 saw the release of his own Andy James custom signature ESP guitars.

As of this writing Andy is preparing to release his self-titled, third solo album before heading out on a UK tour with Sacred Mother Tongue. The band will be hitting festival stages prior to the release of their second album.