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Julian was born and raised in Birmingham, England, Julian was first introduced to music at an early age through the sounds of classic rock bands such as Queen, Deep Purple and Dire Straits. He began playing guitar at the age of 13 during the height of American-pop punk popularity. After a short obsession with pick scrapes and power chords he discovered the technically diverse world of heavy metal.

In 2010, at the age of 21, he graduated from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in UK with a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance. During his time there, he was tutored by world renowned fusion/jazz guitarists such as Guthrie Govan, Paul Bielatowicz & Scott McGill. In 2011 he passed the Rock School Grade 8 certification.

Julian has spent the last 12 years playing in various groups around the UK, mainly specialising in progressive and technical metal, genres that fuse together elements of rock, blues, jazz, metal, acoustic, electronic and neo classical amongst others. He also takes a heavy in fluence from video game composers such as Koji Kondo and Nobuo Uematsu. Now residing in Tokyo, he hopes to continue his solo projects and embark on new musical endeavours.  The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!