Justin Sandercoe

Justin Sandercoe is a London based guitarist who grew up in Tasmania (an island off the South East coast of Australia) but has been based in West London since 1996.

He started playing guitar before he can remember and started performing with rock and blues bands at age 12 and started teaching shortly after. By the time he began studying classical guitar at The Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music aged 18 he was already playing in funk and rock bands (often 5 gigs a week) and teaching over 30 private students every week. He moved to London in 1996 to study (on a scholarship grant from Arts Tasmania) at the esteemed Guitar Institute in London where he started teaching a year after graduating.

After 9 months playing in a Butlins holiday camp band to earn some money (student life left him skint!), he began touring with Rolling Stones Tribute band The Counterfeit Stones. He left in 2005 to tour with soft jazz pop songstress Katie Melua with whom he toured the world playing big theatres and arena's (including the incredible Live Earth concert in 2007). He was working a lot on the web site while on tour but decided to quit the touring life and settle down and work on the web site, writing and recording in 2009.

He currently plays with the Trip-Hop band We Came As Strangers, who released their debut album Recipe For Adventure in early 2013 followed by Shattered Matter (2014) and then Eyedom (2015). His recording and filming studio "Broken Arrow #3" is located in Chiswick, West London but he lives in the tranquil suburb of Kew, not far from the famous Kew Botanical Gardens where you'll often find him pushing a pram with his daughter Vivienne (born in May 2016!).