Nickie’s Niches March 2023

by  | Feb 28, 2023 |

 Podcast, Prog Rock for Beginners 

Great show Nickie! Many thanks for having us

(The Inner Road) on Nickies Niches.


Hosted by Jacqui

FX Pedal Planet

Today, we chat with the mightily talented Jacqui Taylor.

Jacqui is a member of FX Pedal Planet and an amazingly talented guitarist. When Jacqui first joined FX Pedal Planet, I was curious to hear what this guitar slinger could do.

I was blown away by Jacqui's brilliant guitar skills and technique. Shades of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani were coming through her music. Brilliant guitar instrumentals, fast licks, brilliant tone and creativity.


In this interview, Jacqui talks about her appreciation of Jason Becker and Joe Satriani. Her classical influences and piano. We hear how Jacqui moved from the piano to guitar, why and her time at university.

Jacqui talks about her first guitar effects, her love of wah and expression pedals. Jacqui kindly shows some of her first pedals and treats us with some of her guitar skills.

We hear about Jacqui's experimentation with effects to create different sounds and the use of effects in the studio. In addition, we hear about the practicality of effects as a travelling/touring musician and her love of Ibanez and Jackson guitars.

Jacqui truly is an awesome talent, multi-instrumentalist and recording star. The best bit is, she lives local to me. So, when lockdown is over, I am hoping we can jam some day 🥰👍 I just hope I can keep up with her chops, licks, technique and speed 😆😆 Well, actually, I will have no hope in hell of keep up with her. However, we should always aspire to improve 😁🥰

Please welcome to the stage, Jacqui Taylor 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


Ladies Making Moves

British guitarist Jacqui Taylor has devoted her entire life to her music since a very early age. Born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England; and at the tender age of eight-years-old, she began her classical music training on the piano, for which she earned several prestigious awards. Although this formed an excellent basic foundation in music, Jacqui still felt she lacked the creative outlet that she was searching for. After experimenting with numerous instruments, including the violin, Jacqui finally discovered that the guitar was the ideal medium through which to express her unique creativity.
After completing a BA Honours degree in music and art at The University of Brighton, Jacqui has since gone on to become a highly accomplished composer and performer; writing for various international dance companies, lyricists, and bands. She has received much critical acclaim for her work and has sold her compositions throughout the world.

Jacqui has met and collaborated with several renowned musicians and has played in a wide variety of musical styles including classical, contemporary, rock, and alternative. She has to date written, recorded, and produced two of her own solo albums; “Free Spirit” and “Brain Candy”; thus exploring her own creativity and expression without restraint. These c.d.s feature self-composed, instrumental guitar pieces, which openly showcase the true essence and extent of Jacqui’s love for both the electric and classical guitar.
Jacqui has also been teaching the guitar to a select few students for several years, as she deeply enjoys encouraging others to explore their own creativity and self-expression. At present, she is the guitarist for the band Asrai.

Jacqui is currently working closely together with Sabbat and ex-Skyclad lyricist and front-man Martin Walkyier; writing the music for a brand-new album by his avant-garde, pagan side-project The Clan Destined. She is also in the process of working on an album with the talented Steve Gresswell. Whenever she’s not busy writing, recording, or playing at live concerts, Jacqui enjoys creating abstract/expressionist paintings and the freedom of riding around the countryside on her motorbike.


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