Scans of my students RGT exam certificates.



Here's a selection of videos throughout the years. More on my archive YouTube channel HERE


Me in 'Nervous Pills' playing 'Personality Diet' in 1997

An original song called 'Save Me' I wrote with 'Interstate'in 2005.

An original solo I did for a Velvet Revolver cover I played with 'Interstate'in 2005.

Promo video for 'The Sahotas' track 'Out Of Reach'. Guitars played by me, mimed by hot chicks.

October 2021
Released my second guitar instrumental album 'Black is White'.

July 2017
Started a YouTube channel for lessons, reviews and other good stuff:-)

May 2017
Teaching room got a revamp ;-)
Teaching Room

March 2015
Started work on the second instrumental album.

August 2013
Released my debut instrumental album 'The Music Room' on iTunes and Amazon.


I now provide a new service for students who want to record their guitar playing. I can produce a high quality recording for students and will include a full band set up, such as drums, bass, piano, violins and anything else you can think of. You can record one of your own songs, play to a backing track, or record a cover song, it's up to you. All you have to do is play your guitar or bass! This can be done during your lesson time for the same fee as your lessons. Any extra work I will have to do on my own such as recording bass lines, extra guitar parts if needed, adding other instruments such as pianos etc and mixing will be charged at the same hourly rate as your lessons. Let me know if you're interested;-)

July 2011
Recorded two solos on the tracks 'Dead Man Walking' and 'Walk The Plank' for the upcoming album 'Jamaica Inn' by singer/songwriter Lee Small. It's being released on the Escape Music label on January 20th 2012.

"The guitar work courtesy of Carl Anthony-Wright, Des Sherwood, Lee himself and special guest Martin Kronlund (Gypsy Rose) is of the highest calibre. If you have a penchant for classy, bluesy, soulful, yet rocking songs that are expertly performed and wonderfully presented, then you are going to find a huge amount to lose yourself in with the excellently poised Jamaica Inn. Add to that a vocal performance of the highest standard (I really can't stress how high that high standard is!) and you really do have an album well worth sailing the Seven Seas for." Taken from a review by Steven Reid on the Sea of Tranquility site.

jamaicacover You can order it at Amazon

Hear the solo for 'Dead Man Walking' on soundcloud -

June 11th 2011
Started work on a guitar instrumental album called 'The Music Room'.

March 2011
Added a Student audio/video page under the 'Media' section to showcase past and present students playing.

Dec' 25th 2010 New Tuition web site goes live:
A long overdue revamp of my tuition site gets done.

Dec' 16th 2010 Des Band Archive goes live on YouTube:
I created a Youtube Channel archiving all the videos of me with various bands over the years. An on-going project, check back for more videos.


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Mukhtar Sahota

After ecording an album and then touring with Bhangra band 'The Sahotas', Mukhtar Sahota and I got together and fused Asian music with rock guitar instrumental music and recorded these four songs together.
I played guitar and bass on all songs except for 'Funky Bitch’ - bass parts played by Robert Samuels.
We had a favourable review in 'Guitar Techniques' magazine and won Demo of the Month in Birmingham's 'Brum Beat' magazine.