Brian May Guitars Artists Gallery

Brian May & Queen

Jamie Humphries with Guyton Replica, Brian with the "Old Lady" and Neil Fairclough with the BMG Bass

Brian May at House of Guitars 2004

Brian cutting the tape for the grand opening of House Music's House Of Guitars specialist music store in 2004.

 

Brian with Barry Moorhouse at House Music's London HQ in 2004 with custom, SIMS LED-loaded Special.

 

First promotional photo-shoot for the 2006 launch of the upgraded BMG Special MK. II.

Relaxing at home with the full 2006 BMG range, including the very first version of the Mini May travel guitar.

 

On the eve of the 2006 US tour,  26 Specials await Brian's signature - please sign here... & here... & here... 

 

The Red and the Black... Brian and Jamie Moses with his BM Special on the 2006 "Return Of The Champions" tour.

Brian at House of Guitars, home to the Bass Centre, The Acoustic Centre and Brian May Guitars, 2007..

 

The BMG Super faces up to The Red Special on the 2008 Queen tour with Paul Rodgers in Budapest.

 

Brian Taking the BMG Super prototype for a spin on the 2008 tour at Datch Forum di Assago, Milan, Italy.

The Cosmos truly rocks... Brian with the one-off, custom "Face" Special in Milan, September 28th, 2008.

 

Brian in 2013 with the laser-etched metal bodied Special for the "Born Free" Charity project with Kerry Ellis.

 

In South Korea on the 2014 Queen/Adam Lambert tour, smiles all around from the amazing World Music team.

The Born Free Special accompanies Brian May and Kerry Ellis' promo video for their 2016 "One Voice" Tour.

 

The BMG Mini May Mk 2 makes its stage debut on the 2016 "One Voice" Tour at the Obihall in Firenze, Italy.

 

Brian May and Kerry Ellis backstage on the "One Voice" European tour signing Mini Mays for the merch stand.

Brian May, solo with the Rhapsody at Ancona, Italy on the "One Voice" Tour, February 21st 2016.

 

"One Voice" with Kerry Ellis and The BMG Rhapsody at Ancona's Teatro Le Muse, February 21st 2016.

 

"One Voice" tour at Gong in Ostrava, Czech Republic March 3rd 2016 - Brian and the Born Free Special.

BMG's Barry Moorhouse & bassist Neil Fairclough at production rehearsals for the Queen 2016 Summer Tour.

 

The BMG Rhapsody makes its live debut with Queen on the opening leg of their 2016 Summer Festival tour.

 

Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor, Neil Fairclough, Brian May and the Rhapsody at the Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon.

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - The BMG Rhapsody hits the big screen at Rock In Rio, Lisbon - 20th May 2016.

 

Brian with guitarist Daniel Gómez + friends at the aftershow for the Barcelona leg of the 2016 Queen tour.

 

Singing in the rain... Adam Lambert keeps the boss - and the BMG Rhapsody - dry in Cologne 26th May 2016.

United Kingdom

Justin Hawkins

The Darkness guitarist and frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS with white BMG Special during sessions for MEAT LOAF's 2010 long-player "Hang Cool Teddy Bear".

 

Justin Hawkins

The late musician, producer, songwriter, journalist and tutor MICHAEL CASSWELL (1963 - 2016) with his Black 'n' Gold Special, handpicked for his work on WWRY, London.

 

JIM KIRKPATRICK with FM at the melodic rockers' "Indiscreet 25 Live" anniversary show at the Shepherds Bush Empire March, 2012 with his Green BMG Special.

Justin Hawkins

Having played with Gabrielle & M People and performed in the West End with "We Will Rock You", "Rock of Ages" "Motown The Musical" and "Jersey Boys", NICK RADCLIFFE is now lead guitarist with QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA.

 

Justin Hawkins

BRIT school graduate, multi instrumentalist, studio wizard and member of the PRO TOOLS EXPERT team, Dan Cooper is the proud owner of both a Burns Special and the "Strat-killer", a sweet new natural finish BMG Special.

 

Justin Hawkins

South Shield's finest, Charlie Rundle - son of James Rundle from the popular ROCK LICKS GUITAR TUITION YouTube channel - fast becoming an internet sensation himself with his CHARLIE LEARNS GUITAR series.

   

Justin Hawkins

George Harrison with a Red Special from the Guild days at the Water Rats Ball at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, November 29 1992, his last ever UK show. The black-tie showbiz charity event, in honour of veteran Brit guitarist Bert Weedon, featured George alongside an all-star line-up including Brian May, Joe Brown, Bruce Welch, The Bachelors and Lonnie Donegan.

   

Europe

Justin Hawkins

FRANK ROHLES - top German session guitarist and a We Will Rock You regular in Germany and Canada - with a brace of gorgeous custom BMG Specials - White 'n' Black and Black 'n' Gold.

 

Pasku Frutos performing with the hugely popular Spanish Queen tribute UNRISEN QUEEN at Almansa Park, San Javier in 2014 and rocking a custom black "Metal May" with striking White Pearl Plates.

 

Clearly a very happy man, DANIEL GOMEZ - guitarist with We Will Rock You, Spain and musical director for the great A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Queen 40th Anniversary tribute tour - unboxes his new Baby Blue BMG Special.

Daniel Gómez at Barcelona's FREDDIE FOR A DAY event at the Hard Rock Café. This global celebration of the life of the iconic superstar aims to raise awareness and funds to support the work of the MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST in helping to fight the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS.

 

That man, Danny Gómez, again - this time with his Queen tribute act A NIGHT AT THE OPERA at the aftershow party for Queen + Adam Lambert's triumphant gig at Palau Sant Jordi Stadium on the Barcelona leg of their huge 2016 Summer Festival Tour.

   

Champions Of Rock • Swedish Arena Tours

Phil Hilborne & Peter Johansson in 2015.

 

Jamie Humphries, Kerry Ellis & Neil Murray in 2009.

 

Double Trouble - Jamie & Phil in 2010.

United States of America

Eddie Ojeda - Twisted Sister

Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda of New York's TWISTED SISTER live in Greece 2012 with the ultra-cool Metal May - "I really dig playing that guitar. it sounds awesome on my stage rig".

 

Frank Hannon - Tesla

Frank Hannon playing the (Baby) blues with the multi-million selling TESLA on their sell-out 2014 US tour in support of their latest studio album "Simplicity".

 

Fresh from WWRY, Las Vegas, Meat Loaf axeman Paul Crook loved his Special so much he brought it with him for Meat's 2007 "Seize The Night" world tour.

Brian Gresh in action with the Roger Taylor produced QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA at the O2 Academy Oxford during the consummate tribute act's 2013 UK Tour.

 

TRISTAN AVAKIAN - a veteran of several We Will Rock You productions worldwide - live with the BMG Special in Orlando, 2012 with the mighty Queen Extravaganza.

 

Acclaimed blues rock guitarist JON BUTCHER grabs a hold of Frank Hannon's Baby Blue Special... we get the distinct impression he ain't gonna' give it back!

Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist TIMMY SEAN loves his BMG Special - "the versatility I get from one guitar is unmatched by anything else out there". Check out his awesome new synth-pop act SIR VIDEO.

 

JOYCE KUO from San Jose is a founding member of THE KILLER QUEENS, guitarist for THE FUNKRONAUTSSTEELY NASH & THE CUTS & CURIOUS QUAIL, an in-demand guitar tutor & regular contributor to Guitar Player Magazine.

 

Another pro musician employing the BMG Special's unique tonal palette to full effect is Jeff Jewett, guitarist for hard gigging Hollywood covers band, COLD WITHOUT PANTS and the majestic power pop act LOVE BRIGADE.

Lyn Carey Saylor - BMG Special

LYNN CAREY SAYLOR - singer-songwriter, guitarist, tireless charity fundraiser and founder of guitargirls.com whose 2002 single "If We Believe" features a guest appearance by Brian May - kicks back with her baby blue Special. 

 

Natalie Aley - BMG Uke

Singer songwriter NATALIE ALEY relaxes at sea with her BMG Uke, a present from Brian May - a long-standing fan of her work with LA act NEW CYCLE BAND, led by acclaimed Brazilian musician Daniel Carneiro.

 

Briana May - BMG Special

Lindy Day - aka Briana May - is the current guitarist with the World's ONLY all-girl Queen tribute band, the incredible KILLER QUEENS - alongside bandmates Frederica Mercury, Rosetta Taylor & Dawn Deacon!

Robby Bloodshed - BMG Special

Queen meets the Misfits with ROBBY BLOODSHED, a super-prolific, young horror punk rocker from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey who takes the BMG Special somewhere new, raw and exciting. 

 

Super City - BMG Special

Rocking a Black 'n' Gold BMG Special is Greg Wellham, guitarist with edgy, progressive alt.rockers SUPER CITY, out of Baltimore MD, pictured here with his co-frontman, songwriter & guitarist Dan Ryan.

   

Canada

Veteran rocker, RANDY BACHMAN backstage in Winnipeg on the 2014 Queen/Adam Lambert tour with Brian May and signed Black 'n' Gold Special.

 

Here's BACHMAN & TURNER guitarist, Brent Knudsen looking suitably pleased with his Brian May inscribed BMG Special in classic Antique Cherry.

 

Guitar maestro, Tony Springer leading his fearsome, blues rocking power trio, WILD T & THE SPIRIT in 2014 with his custom White Pearl-on-White BMG Special.

GREG HAWCO, composer for TV and film and huge Brian May fan, with his BMG Special during recording sessions for the hit CBC TV show, "Republic Of Doyle".

 

Simon Castle - from our Canadian BMG distributor CASTLEROCKS - backstage on the 2013 We Will Rock You Arena tour, surrounded by BMG and Burns Specials.

 

Montreal born MARC MONTEL - solo artist, YouTube sensation and huge voiced frontman of the amazing QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA takes the BM Uke for a spin.

Australia

Waleed Aly, journalist, TV presenter, lawyer and guitarist with Melbourne-based ROBOT CHILD proving that the Special has plenty to add to modern alternative rock.

 

A regular on the Melbourne live scene, SIMON CROFT was hand picked by Brian May and Roger Taylor for the Australian production of "We Will Rock You".

 

Amazingly, SIMON CROFT has over 1,500 performances of WWRY under his belt, having played in Australia, Japan, Denmark and on the hit show's 2009-2010 UK tour.

Currently in the 2016 Sydney production of We Will Rock You, JAMES BARBER also played in the original Australian version of the hit show in 2003 and has performed globally with WWRY, from Ireland to Japan.

 

Proud owner of 4 BMG's, the Special is James Barber's go-to guitar for his work with Brisbane based rock covers act ZOOPHONIC BLONDE - which showcases the vocal talents of the sensational Chrissy Burke.

 

 

 

Japan

BMG Specials all round as SIMON CROFT guests with tribute act KWEEN - Kurosawa Rock Festival, June 2006.

 

Kenji Wakibushi and his BMG Special on stage with Kween at the 24th Peaceful Love Rock in Okinawa, 2006.

 

Yohei Eto channels his inner Freddie at the official Japanese launch of the MK.II Special with SIMON CROFT.

We Will Rock You... All Over The World!

Sivan Raphaely as Scaramouche & MiG Ayesa as Galileo • Singapore

Original Promo Poster • London

 

Jeannine Michèle Wacker • Cologne

 

Laurie Wisefield • London

María Blanco • Bilbao

 

Ben Elton, Robert De Niro, Brian & Roger Taylor • London

 

Sivan Raphaely • Hong Kong

Daniel Gómez • Freddie For A Day 2015 • Madrid

 

Kate Hoolihan • Sydney

 

Simon Croft, James Barber & Brian • Dublin O2 Arena

Marjolein Teepen • Holland

 

James Barber • 10th Anniversary UK Arena Tour 2013

 

Jessica Kessler • Vienna

Specials & Ovations • London

 

Brian May & guitarist Tristan Avakian • Toronto

 

Tom Dolan, Head Of Stage • London

Ruby Lewis • Baltimore

 

Phil Hilborne • London

 

Jeannine Michèle Wacker • Hamburg

Laurie Wisefield In The Spotlight • London

 

Rachel Wooding • London

 

Laurie Wisefield In The Pit • London

Talia Kodesh & MiG Ayesa • Auckland

 

Frank Rohles & Paul Crook • Las Vegas

 

Kate Hoollihan • Melbourne

Brian & Paul Crook • Las Vegas

 

Jessica Kessler  • Zurich

 

Tristan Avakian Backstage • Toronto

Lauren Samuels • London

 

RAF Band • West End Heroes Show 2013 • London

 

Sabrina Aloueche • London

Tristan Avakian • Mexico City

 

Jessica Kessler  • Berlin

 

Tristan Avakian • Milan

Jeannine Michèle Wacker • Essen

 

Smoke On The Water • London

 

Rachel Wooding • London

Phil Hilborne • Munich

 

Sarah French-Ellis • Manchester

 

Jamie Humphries • Munich

Ruby Lewis & Brian Justin Crum • Detroit

 

Tristan Avakian • Los Angeles

 

Ruby Lewis • Seattle

Lucas Vianna • São Paulo

 

Erin Clare & Gareth Keegan • Sydney

 

Fábio Stamato• São Paulo

Lívia Dabarian • São Paulo

 

Fábio Stamato & Lucas Vianna • WWRY on Brazilian TV

 

Lívia Dabarian • São Paulo

"We Are The Champions" • The WWRY São Paulo cast and band live on Atlas Horas TV Show,, Brazil

 

"Bohemian Rhapsody" • "I Want To Break Free" • WWRY São Paulo live on Brazilian TV show, Atlas Horas

 

"Under Pressure" • The WWRY São Paulo cast and band live on Brazilian TV show, Atlas Horas

   

Amanda Coutts • Royal Caribbean's Anthem Of The Sea