Devin Townsend: "A big part of my childhood was just hanging out on the roofs of my friends' houses swapping Van Halen licks"

Devin Townsend: "My approach is just do it until it works!”
(Image credit: Future / Olly Curtis)

St George’s, Bristol is an unlikely venue to find Devin Townsend - the 19th-century former church is more used to playing host to orchestral recitals and polite folk music rather than Hevy Devy.

However, tonight it couldn’t be more suitable. Devin is here solo, armed only with his acoustic guitar, Axe FX and a laptop to perform songs spanning his career, interspersed with Q&A sessions with the audience.

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.