Guy Halls was born and grew up in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). His early musical influence came from his home life and, at the early age of 6 years old, he started to learn guitar. By the age of 13, and through his formative school years, he became self taught on the guitar and performed a number of times at school events.
On leaving school he embarked on a career in the British South Africa Police and found that he had very little time for performing. He resigned after four years of service and started performing again, forming the band Albatross with his friends Chris Beversluis (Drums/Vocals), Gary Clark (Guitar/Vocals) and Martin Keane (Bass). He later joined the band Pulp as a bassist, but within the re-organising of the band, he changed to vocals, rhythm and lead guitarist. Pulp’s other members were Phil Heath (Guitar/vocals – deceased) Stuart Froud (Drums) replaced by Andy Bate (Drums – deceased) and Steve Flynn (vocals – whereabouts unknown). In between, Guy played the guitar in a number of musical stage productions for Harare Reps Theatre.
He relocated to Cape Town in 1985 but due to his family commitments and work, it took a while to become re-established and eventually he started performing again in duos and cover bands that performed in Cape Town’s clubs, pubs and venues circuit. He became very involved in Cape Town’s music scene. He started a Jam club to bring aspiring musicians together and was also a member and committee member of the long established Barleycorn Music Club.
In 2003 Guy took his passion of Latin rhythms a step further. He put rock bands and rock music aside and focused on the warmth of the acoustic nylon guitar. Being a multi-instrumentalist, percussion, bass guitar and keyboards, he started producing home recordings of his original compositions.
Guy now resides in Salisbury, Wiltshire UK and performs as a solo musician.
Guy has distinguished himself as a composer and recording artist with his albums, “Jenny” and “Simply In Love” which are available for download as full albums or individual tracks from Amazon.
Simply In Love
Available from Itunes
Guy has a spot on Spotify
and official video channel on YouTube
Guy frequently collaborates with other musicians and has formed other music projects such as
Guitarras Nuevo: whom he performs with classically trained Adrian Smale. A multi-genre of popular
instrumentals on guitar.
Guitarras Bravas: performs with flamenco guitarist Andrew Spence, from fiery flamenco to Latin infused