I have been a guitarist for over thirty years playing music inspired by the great Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. In 1991 my brother and myself visited Nashville and met with Chet and picked guitar with him. He showed as much interest in us as we did in him. That memorable trip inspired us to learn as much as we could. As the Gledhill Brothers we performed many concerts mainly in London keeping Chet's music alive. In 1994 Chris and I were invited to perform for Chet when he came to Bristol and played his last ever gig in the UK. On the night before the concert Gibson presented Chet with a lifetime achievement award and we played for Chet and so did the Richard Smith trio. In 2004 we were invited to play at the Issoudun International Guitar Festival. This was a major highlight. Another more recent event was Beverley Folk Festival where I performed on the Moonbeams stage. This was recorded by Yorkshire Gig Guide and uploaded to YouTube.
In recent years I have been performing as a solo artist still keeping the finger-style flame burning. My wife Cath is my manager and does a great job in finding me places to play.
My playing could be described as pseudo classical and has elements of country, blues, folk and classical.
I have CD's available.
SOLO SESSIONS is a finger-style collection of self penned tunes and Instrumental covers.
CLASSICALLY UNTRAINED is a classical CD including many well known classical standards.
'JUST PLAY IT' a collection of my self penned tunes
MIKE GLEDHILL GUITARIST Another collection of my self penned tunes, with a few standards
NO REGRETS (re-release) Mainly played on electric guitar. Easy listening standards and a few of my self penned tunes
The main guitar I play is a custom made nylon string electro-acoustic hand made by Ken Barras of Mondave Guitars.
Of all the guitars I have ever played, this is the finest.