About Us

Strong Sounds Authors Live

Welcome to Strong Sounds, and thanks for stopping by. We’re a team of experienced musicians, producers, and recording engineers. On this page, you’ll be able to read a little more about each of us!

Combined, the Strong Sounds contributor team has performed hundreds of shows internationally, including tours and festivals.

We have a huge wealth of music industry experience as well as many years behind us crafting our own sound behind our respective instruments.

Having decades of experience practicing and teaching, we have encountered plenty of setbacks and taken long routes to become adept at our musical instruments.

We set up this site with a clear goal in mind – to provide high-quality and informative musical instrument guides, tips, reviews, and lessons to help you reach your full potential.

Additionally, we also know what sounds good, and what types of gear will allow you to achieve a particular sound. There’s a ton of choice out there when it comes to musical instruments. We’re also here to separate the good from the bad, to help you to make informed buying decisions no matter your budget.

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Gideon Waxman

Gideon Waxman is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from England. His solo project Guiding Force blends fantasy-infused soundtracks with powerful riffs and soaring atmospheres.

Having previously toured in bands and studied music at university, Gideon has extensive knowledge of drums, music production, recording equipment, and the business side of the music industry too.

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Jacob Gudge

Jacob Gudge is a guitarist, producer, and songwriter from England. He played guitar for Metalcore act Familiar Spirit, who released an album and toured across the UK and Europe. 

Jacob now works as a session guitarist and writes his own solo material. Jacob has extensive knowledge of guitars, amps, cabinets, digital modeler equipment, and a familiarity with virtual instruments and synthesizers.

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Steve Groovewrk

Steve Groovewrk is a DJ and Saxophonist from England. He performs regularly all over the UK and beyond. Having played sets at Silverstone for F1 in 2021, Boardmaster’s Festival 3 years running, and the iconic London venue Village Underground, he is actively on the rise in the highly competitive live music circuit.