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An Evening with Paul Reed Smith and Friends

Published: Thursday 07 April 2011

This event is now over - Thanks to everyone who attended and made the evening a huge success. If you'd like to be made aware of future events, please email

Paul Reed Smith at DV East London

Meet Paul Reed Smith and WIN an American PRS this April

Paul Reed Smith has been the industry’s foremost manufacturer of high-end electric guitars for over 25 years. PRS Guitars have become highly prized by musicians and collectors around the world. We would like to invite you to join us for an evening with Paul Reed Smith himself, along with a host of special guests, all the way from Stevensville, Maryland, US.

Paul Reed Smith Live Event Details (This event is now over):

All Proceeds from the event to be donated to the Nordoff Robbins Charity UK. Nordoff Robbins uses the transformative power of music to enrich and improve the lives of vulnerable children and adults in the UK. Find out more on Nordoff Robbins

The Evening will Feature

  • The chance to WIN an American PRS guitar* signed by Paul Reed Smith.
  • A presentation and Q&A session by Paul Reed Smith.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime guitar 'Shootout' between Bernie Marsden's original 1959 Les Paul and PRS guitars.
  • Your chance to get your hands on some incredible PRS Guitars, with truly amazing deals on the night.
  • The exclusive chance to see rare PRS Private Stock timber and guitars.
  • A meet & greet and signing session with Paul Reed Smith himself.
  • The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spec up your own Private Stock guitar with the help of its creator.

Paul will be accompanied by a host of special guests, including English rock guitarist Bernie Marsden, Irish blues phenomenon, Simon McBride, the young and gifted Davy Knowles and the PRS band.

Bernie Marsden at DV

Bernie Marsden has played with classic British Rock acts such as UFO, Wild Turkey, Babe Ruth and Whitesnake, to name but a few. Primarily inspired by ‘60’s blues players Peter Green, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck, English Rock guitarist, Bernard John "Bernie" Marsden is a versatile and highly skilled player. In more recent years, Marsden has toured with his bands Company of Snakes and M3 as well as pursuing a successful solo career. More on Bernie Marsden

Simon McBride at DV

Simon McBride first picked up the guitar at age 10 and became a teenage prodigy, winning Guitarist Magazine's Young Guitarist of the Year competition when he was just 15. His career took off and since then he has played alongside world famous artists such as TM Stevens, Steve Lukather, Slash and has just come off tour with Joe Satriani. More on Simon McBride

Davy Knowles at DV

Hailing from the Isle of Man, teen guitar sensation, Davy Knowles took his inspiration from players like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Rory Gallagher. Still at the early stages into his career as a solo artist, Davy has already been compared to Robert Cray and has taken the US by storm. More on Davy Knowles

*All ticketholders attending the event will be automatically entered in to the prize draw and stand the chance to WIN an American PRS guitar signed by Paul Reed Smith on the night. No purchase is necessary. The winner will be drawn at the event and the Judges decision is final.

Please Note: Tickets will be posted around 2-3 weeks prior to the event. For any further information, call +44(0)1708 771951 or email If you are interested in an exclusive invitation-only session prior to the event with Paul to spec up your own Private Stock guitar, email to request an invitation.

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