Alastair Marshall is a freelance Guitarist, Composer and Producer who lives in Derbyshire.
His musical life started when he was awarded a Choral Scholarship and became a Chorister at Worcester Cathedral.
Between 1985 and 1988 he studied the Guitar & Piano at the Guildhall School of Music, London.
He graduated in 1988 - GGSM Hons
Derbyshire theatre goers may have seen and heard him play for various Derby Playhouse Productions during the early 1990's such as "Grease" "Little Shop of Horrors" and "A Slice of Saturday Night"
In 1996 he was the lead Guitarist for The Who's rock opera "Tommy" which ran for nearly a year at the Shaftesbury Theatre in Londons West End. The production was nominated for 8 Olivier awards and received 3.
In 1999 he took over the Guitar duties for "Grease" at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End.
In 2007 he was the lead Guitarist for the world premier of the West End Musical "Desperately Seeking Susan" featuring the music of Blondie.
In 2010 he played the Guitar for the new Musical "Flashdance" during its premier West End run.
In 1998 he toured with Andrew Lloyd-Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" and also played on the soundtrack of the new film version produced by RUG in 2000.
Other theatre tours include "Grease" 2003/4 (UK & Japan) also a 2011/12 UK tour."Cats" 2006 & 2013/14 (UK and Europe) and "Flashdance" (World premier) in 2008.
He has played live and/or recorded with many artists including Nerina Pallot, Steve Balsamo, Sam Mollison, Julie Hadwen (Big Sound Authority) Robert Farrell and Natasha Sohl.
In 1997 he played for Peter Andre's "Natural" tour playing the UK's arenas and can be heard and seen on the tours "Live at Wembley" video.
In 1997 he also played Guitar in the "Concert of Hope" at Battersea Power Station which along with Peter Andre featured Robbie Williams, Damage, 911, Gary Barlow & Boyzone.
He has production credits on albums by Julia Hadwen and Natasha Sohl.
He now concentrates on his own creativity which includes writing pieces for solo Guitar and Library music which he produces in his studio.
Alastair also enjoys recording/collaborating with other artists and is always open to ideas!