Ep 07 Sam Bell: Being a musician in a world of guitarists

BronsCast Ep 07: Sam Bell: Being a musician in a world of guitarists In this episode Dave Brons talks to Sam Bell, a pioneer of the 8 String Guitar ‘Tech Metal’ Scene.  They discuss the new Mask of Judas song “Explorers” and Sam’s “Jacket Rock”, EP.  Also referenced is Chopin’s Ballade number 1 in G… Read more »

Ep 06 Dave Bainbridge on Composition

Dave Bainbridge is a Keyboard and Guitar Virtuoso and founded IONA, a Celtic Progressive super group. In this episode of the BronsCast he shares powerful tips and tricks to use variations to expand your compositions, and explains his approach to tension and release and his intervalic approach to melody construction and improvisation. If you enjoy… Read more »

Ep 05 The Power of 3

BronsCast Ep 05: The Power of 3: Inspired by a meeting with his childhood hero, Steve Vai on his 2016 world tour, Dave talks about 3 key types of relationship to unlock your creativity.  To see the video version of this podcast, head over to Dave Brons’ Youtube channel. https://youtu.be/W_jvkGdWETA You can also subscribe on iTunes.

Ep 04 Create Space

This episode was filmed on a hill next to a lake while on a family holiday. Dave gives practical tips on creating space for being creative and how getting out in the countryside can inspire creativity. Songs on this episode are Desert Rose and Miracle Maker from Dave Brons’ album, ‘Based on a true story’…. Read more »

Ep 03 How do I know if its any good?

BronsCast Ep 03 :How do I know if it is any good? This is a question that creative people pose themselves every time they set out to make something.  How do we know what is inspired and what is just ordinary? In this episode of the BronsCast, Dave examines how this question has impacted his… Read more »

Ep 02 Don’t imitate, Steal!

BronsCast Ep2 Don’t imitate, Steal! Subscribe on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-bronscast/id1109332413?mt=2 In this episode Dave Brons looks at another obstacle to composers. The “cult of originality” is rife in the guitar community: as soon as you write a piece of music you face the accusation of “that sounds like such and such guitar player”, or that your music… Read more »

Dates- Celestial Fire UK Tour- September 2016

  I’m really excited to be out on tour again playing Celtic Prog for Dave Bainbridge’s Celestial Fire .   Tickets are available NOW for purchase:    Friday 9th of September   YORK http://www.fibbers.co.uk/live-events/detail/celestial-fire/ Saturday 10th of September MALTBY (Derbyshire) http://www.classicrocksociety.co.uk/shop/celestial-fire/ Sunday 11th of September  LONDON (Half Moon in Putney) https://www.musicglue.com/half-moon-putney/events/11-sep-16-celestial-fire-featuring-dave-bainbridge-iona-strawbs-half-moon–putney/ Monday 12th of September… Read more »

Ep 01 The Struggle

Bronscast Episode 1: The Struggle   Hi, my name is Dave Brons,  I compose instrumental music that has been described as Star Wars crossed with (guitar virtuoso) Van Halen.  Maybe you are a creative person, maybe you are a musician. Perhaps you have tried to write music and given up, maybe you have some creative ideas and… Read more »

The Guitar Hour Season 1 with Tom Quayle

The Guitar Hour is a live online guitar show (A bit like Top Gear for Guitar players).  We play guitar, do jams, talk about music gear and discuss a different topic each week. The show is hosted by fusion virtuoso Tom Quayle, Dan Smith , David Beebee and myself. We’ve been blown away by the… Read more »

Guitar Show UK 2016

I had a great time playing and demoing for Jaden Rose Guitars at the British Guitar Show this year.  It was fantastic meeting so many of you who have bought my album.  I made lots of new friends at D’Addario Strings and Laney Amps.  All in all a great couple of days out!

12 Albums that changed my life.

Are you like me,  where you have some albums that you come back to over and over again? The irony of me writing guitar driven orchestral/ instrumental music is that hardly any of the albums that influenced me are guitar instrumental albums.  In fact a lot of them aren’t even rock albums.  I like albums… Read more »


Its the end of January. I bet most of those resolutions have fallen apart already. I know, I know: You were going to get more exercise, eat healthier, do more practise on your instrument…  Don’t be to hard on yourself, this happens to everyone, including me. Last week somebody was asking how I’ve managed to… Read more »

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Bad luck is the opportunity you are looking for… As a musician you need a HUGE capacity for disappointment and failure. Since I went full time into music in 2013, I have often faced obstacles and felt that they were insurmountable.  What is interesting to me is the amount of people that I meet that… Read more »

Celestial Fire Tour Blog 2015

  Curious to know what it’s like behind the scenes on tour? Are you a musician about to go on tour for the first time? This blog is for you! When you come to a gig, what you see is that brief glimpse where we are all playing the music. You won’t know that maybe… Read more »

7 Stages to successful practising (especially when its super hard music)

Hey before you get stuck into the blog, I have some exciting news:  We are on Tour Again   Feb- March 2018…. Links for discounted tickets at the end of the Blog….   Practising and memorising hours of complex music is a very daunting task.  You’ve heard “Practice makes perfect”… or even better: “Perfect practice, make… Read more »

Sink or Swim: To grow, you need to jump in the deep end.

Sharks and Spiders Speaking of swimming, did you know that the most common things we fear are usually statistically the least likely to happen? People are terrified of sharks but attacks are really rare: about 5 a year world wide. What about spiders? So many people are scared of spiders! Do a search for the… Read more »

Celestial Fire Tour Dates Sept/October 2015

CELESTIAL FIRE BAND UK DATES (Featuring Dave Bainbridge, Sally Minnear, Dave Brons, Simon Fitzpatrick and Frank van Essen) September 30th    The Robin, Bilston, West Midlands – info / tickets http://www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=4144 October 1st  York, Fibbers – info / tickets http://www.fibbers.co.uk/live-events/detail/celestial-fire-feat-dave-bainbridge-iona/ October 2nd Chepstow,  Summers End Festival (headlining) (N.B. You will need to select the “Friday Ticket”… Read more »

Album Launch July 15 @ 7PM

Album starts shipping this week! I’m so excited!!! I’ve already started to email digital albums to all you guys who crowdfunded it. I’m handwriting a personal note to EVERYONE of you who supported me, (see picture) so its gonna take a while!  The physical CD’s will be going out worldwide in the next 14 days,… Read more »