Guitar Speak Podcast


We speak guitar! The Guitar Speak Podcast interviews leading guitarists, luthiers, gear builders  and more from all around the globe.

The podcast has been running since April 2016 and is produced and hosted in Sydney, Australia by Matt Wakeling. The Guitar Speak Podcast has steadily built a following around the world. 

Some international guitarists have included:

  • Dweezil Zappa
  • Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Hans Zimmer, Asia, Steven Wilson)
  • Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac)
  • Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Nili Brosh (Macalpine, Danny Elfman, Dethlok)
  • Vernon Reid & Doug Wimbish (Living Colour)
  • Jennifer Batten (Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson)
  • Michael Sweet (Stryper)
  • John Norum (Europe)
  • Andy Timmons
  • Kaki King
  • Scott Henderson

Australian guitarists have included:

  • Brett Garsed (John Farnham, Nelson)
  • Tal Wilkenfeld (Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Prince)
  • Jack Jones (Southern Sons)
  • Phil Buckle (Southern Sons)
  • Orianthi (Michael Jackson)
  • Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus)
  • Michael Dolce (The Voice Australia)
  • Troy Cassar-Daley
  • Bob Spencer (The Angels, Skyhooks, Rose Tattoo)
  • Brett Kingman (James Reyne)
  • Dave Leslie (Baby Animals)

Other guests have included:

  • Daniel Steinhardt (GigRig & That Pedal Show)
  • Matt Knight (Boss Europe)
  • Brian Wampler (Wampler Pedals)
  • Susan Marino (Author "AC/DC, Let There Be Rock")
  • Ian S. Port (Author "The Birth of Loud")
  • David Steedman (Maton Guitars)

Matt is a working guitarist and music educator.

In addition to producing The Guitar Speak Podcast he has written for Cyclic Defrost Magazine and Jam Buzz, moderated Q & A sessions at the Sydney Guitar Festival, and has appeared as a guest on Everyone Loves GuitarBecome a Guitarist Today, The School of Podcasting and The Musicians Inn.

Matt has served as a Beta Tester for Loopy (iOS looping app) and Fretboard Biology (online instructional course) and was featured in edition #29 of Australian Guitar Magazine.

The Guitar Speak Podcast has hosted advertising for Michael Dolce (The Voice Australia) Masterclasses, Fretboard Biology and Reverb's 'The Pedal Movie'. 

Matt has worked alongside PR and management companies such as Sony Music Australia, Maric Media, Nuclear Blast Records and others in securing guests for the podcast.

The Guitar Speak Podcast is distributed internationally through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, Stitcher, I Heart Radio and many other podcast platforms.

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