I am a session guitarist based in the South East of the UK. I can provide high quality bespoke guitar parts for your mix online. Check out the online sessions page for more.
I do a wide range of live work as well as being the in-house guitar player at Threecircles Recording Studio in Essex, UK. Some of the artists I’ve worked with include Eric7 (S’Express), Shovell (M People), comedian Adam Buxton, Bibi Zhou (MTV Best Worldwide Act at the 2014 EMAs) and DJ Sandy Rivera.
In 2016 I played on Revolver II, also featuring Nashville session ace Brent Mason. Currently I’m producing and playing on an album of jazz/fusion with keyboard player/songwriter Keith High – also set to feature Zak Barrett and Seth Govan.
Playing-wise, my biggest influences are probably Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather, but I also love Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck. I love melodic technical players like Marty Friedman and John Petrucci, and I also appreciate clever arrangers like Graham Coxon and The Edge.
I’m well-versed in cover material, having been active on the London circuit for several years. I’ve played in theatre productions and shows including In Dreams and The Carpenters Tribute Show. I run my own function band End Of The Century in which I also sing lead and backing vocals. I can learn parts quickly by ear, I can sight read, and I also play classical guitar and drums to a high standard.
I’m passionate about tone and have a wide range of equipment. My rig is modular and is scaleable to any conceivable scenario; from an explosive-sounding fly rig, to a versatile medium sized studio set-up, to an expansive stereo rig for large stages.
“One of Don’s biggest goals has always been to develop his musicianship and always strive to better his craft. I have worked with Don in bands and orchestras, he has assisted me while engineering stage productions and he has also worked extensively as a session player at my recording studio. In all situations Don has proven himself time and time again to be someone who is not just committed to getting the job done but someone who is deeply, spiritually connected with music. Don has an uncanny knack for knowing what a production requires and has an enviable ear for detail.”
Threecircles Recording Studio
“I have been writing, recording and touring with different country, pop, rock and metal artists ever since the year 2000 in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, France and the USA. I just finished a original full length album with Don Stick and can’t find enough good words to share. True professional with amazing tone and technical skills but most importantly a very musical approach – adding just what a song needs and pushing the rest of the musicians to perform better because of that.”
Estonian Performers’ Association – project manager
Revolver Music – CEO