Stu is a professional guitarist with over a decade’s worth of experience. He honed his skills as a teenager in Toronto, winning numerous Battle of the Bands competitions, and spent his summers off from university in a Manhattan recording studio. Stu has performed everything from solo acoustic fingerstyle corporate events to competitive big band jazz shows, and his highly adaptable techniques and genre-bending playing styles have made him an incredibly busy accompanist to singer songwriters both in studio and on stage.
Stu’s guitar playing has been heard both on radio and TV, and he has gigged internationally in countless venues in addition to weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. No matter the project, Stu can be counted on to be professional and efficient, while helping meet the desired goals of all those involved.
Stu’s influences on the guitar span all genres and realms of music. They include, but are not limited to, Derek Trucks, Trey Anastasio, Joe Walsh, Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Zappa, Leni Stern, Guthrie Govan, B.B. King, Dickey Betts, Jimmy Herring, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Wes Montgomery, Jack Pearson, Joe Satriani, Duane Allman, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Landau, Warren Haynes, Mike Stern, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Brad Paisley, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many more.