FEATURE: Aaron Keylock’s Top 5 Songs for Guitarists

Teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock is about to take over the rock world with the big riffs he has in store for his upcoming debut record ‘Cut Against The Grain’ next January. Astonishingly just 18 years old, Aaron has already hit the road with Blackberry Smoke, The Graveltones and Wilko Johnson, and just released tracks ‘Against The Grain’ and ‘All The Right Moves’. To see where he picked up his knowledge from, we got Aaron to choose his top 5 tracks for guitar players:


DRAW THE LINE – AEROSMITH

I always loved early Aerosmith and the energy they had as song writers. I always thought this song was really cool and loved the riff, melody and just the vibe of the song!


WAR PIGS – BLACK SABBATH

Early Black Sabbath was so cool! They had such an original sound and amazing personality in the music! The riffs are huge and the songs are great! ‘War Pigs’ was probably the first song that got me into the band!


ROCK AND ROLL DAMNATION – AC/DC

I loved the whole of that album it was the last really raw unproduced one they did and it really captures the songs well. I love every song on the album but the opening track is so cool!


WANTON SONG – LED ZEPPELIN

I always loved Jimmy as a guitarist but they were just 4 amazing musicians and amazing songwriters! ‘Physical Graffiti’ to me was the album that captured what they were all about! Jimmy was really expanding as a writer and throwing in different things to the last albums plus the amazing melodies! Wanton Song really shows that off to me it has the huge Led Zeppelin riff with the amazing drums and then there’s the jazzy chord parts it’s just awesome!


MY MICHELLE – GUNS N’ ROSES

Gun’s N Roses were probably the first band I ever got into as a kid and I still love them! They’re everything I’ve loved about rock n roll! They were uncompromising, honest and real! I love all the songs especially the early stuff but ‘My Michelle’ is such a great riff with an awesome groove and I love Axl, he’s a great lyricist!


Catch up with Aaron on tour with SIMO & Federal Charm:

NOVEMBER 18 – CARDIFF, The Globe
NOVEMBER 19 – LEEK, Foxlowe Arts Centre
NOVEMBER 21 – NOTTINGHAM, The Bodega Social Club
NOVEMBER 22 – WOLVERHAMPTON, The Robin
NOVEMBER 23 – BRISTOL, The Tunnels
NOVEMBER 25 – YORK, Fibbers
NOVEMBER 26 – CREWE, The Box
NOVEMBER 27 – NORWICH, Waterfront
NOVEMBER 28 – SHEFFIELD, The Greystones
NOVEMBER 30 – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
DECEMBER 1 – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
DECEMBER 2 – EDINBURGH, The Mash House
DECEMBER 3 – MANCHETSTER, The Deaf Institute
DECEMBER 7 – LONDON, O2 Academy Islington

Aaron Keylock‘s new record ‘Cut Against The Grain’ is out January 2017 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Make sure you follow Aaron online via Facebook (here) and Twitter (here).