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Ainsley is a Sheffield, UK based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, currently playing guitar and singing for his band Dark Sky Park.

His varied, tuneful, catchy songs, soulful playing and lively performances have meant that Ainsley has received consistently excellent reviews for many years.

During the course of some 2000+ gigs, his musicianship and vocals have been put to use in genres as varied as rock, blues, metal, swing, folk and funk, and his playing can be heard as a guest musician on many releases.


He’s appeared on radio and TV with some frequency and lists Brian May, Michael Schenker, Django Reinhardt, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Pass, Gary Moore, Tommy Emmanuel, Dave Gilmour, Carl Verheyen, Victor Wooten, Rutger Gunnarson, Mick Ronson, Brian Setzer, Brent Mason and Uli Roth as being amongst his favourite guitarists and bassists.

Ainsley has been an RGT - registered guitar and bass tutor for over 11 years and enjoys teaching keen, lively pupils on a one-to-one basis. Visit his tutoring website at www.guitartuitiononline.com.

His YouTube channel here has recently been set up to provide lessons and tutoring from beginners upwards.

About Ainsley Stones

“An excellent vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Ainsley Stones is a natural talent … Powerful and quirky songs … bright and breezy. Thoroughly delightful!”

- Classic Rock Society

“Music with attitude and tunes!”

- Rick Wakeman

“...a fine guitarist…”

- Planet Rock

“…wonder of modern guitar playing”

- Sheffield Telegraph

“…a guitarist whose playing is a real highlight!”

- Guitarist Magazine

“Clever, hooky, fine and excellent!”

- The International Songwriters Association

"I really enjoyed Ainsley's guitar playing."

- Gerry Cott, Boomtown Rats

"Great guitar playing, similar to Tony Iommi."

- Pete Gill, Motorhead/Saxon