Jamie Rutherford

Born in the North West of England, Jamie started music lessons at the age of 5. Piano was his first instrument and this gave him a great foundation for his musical theory. Jamie's first exposure to the guitar was listening to his father play around the household. From an early age, Jamie knew he wanted to play like his father but waited until he was 12 before he started.

Jamie progressed with the guitar very quickly, entering the music college Birmingham Conservatoire at 18. He decided a performance based classical course would develop his skills more than any other course. Whilst studying there, Jamie had the privilege of learning classical guitar with Mark Eden and Mark Ashford, and playing to many great guitarists in master classes including; John Williams, Laura Young, Xuefei Yang, Gary Ryan, Chris Stell and the late composer Stephen Dodgson. It was at this institution that he acheived his BMus (Hons) degree.

Since studying, Jamie has made a career of performing and teaching. Throughout his teaching experience he has worked at various private schools and has taught students of all ages and abilities in one-to-one and group lessons.

Jamie played for 3 years in the folk band The Bonfire Radicals, performing in prestigious venues such as Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Town Hall and also at big festivals such as Moseley Folk Festival and National Forest Folk Festival.

Jamie performs with some of the top players in the folk scene in Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. This has brought about some fantastic experiences like headlining big festivals such as Towersey and performing in the legendary Royal Albert Hall.

Jamie now plays as part of the instrumental trio Threaded, with whom he gigs regularly. They have released their debut album 'of what we spoke', which was described by FATEA Magazine as "impressive and stimulating".

Jamie is a keen composer and manages to explore this passion in the trio Threaded, which only performs original material. He also likes to work on solo compositions and songs.

Jamie uses flpickups.

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