Dagan chats to our good friend and rising YouTube star Leigh Fuge about his gear, his style and how he has been gaining followers in the hundreds on YouTube and Instagram.
Welcome to episode #10 of Rock and Shop - powered by Professional Music Technology.
This is an incredibly detailed insight on how to start a guitar-based YouTube channel and how to build a following. We also find out how to build a repertoire with brands and get noticed. We also find out some top tips on actually filming for YouTube.
Leigh shows us how he got started on YouTube and how he made a career out of playing the guitar for a living. These are all great tips if you want to start your own YouTube review channel!
We also find out the importance of not reading the YouTube comments, ignoring trolls and having thick skin when it comes to putting yourself out there on YouTube.
In addition, we also get an insight into Leigh's guitars and favourite equipment.
0:00 Intro to Rock and Shop
0:58 Where did Leigh's love of music come from?
1:40 How did Leigh get so good at guitar
3:23 Starting his YouTube channel
4:17 How to start a YouTube channel - Top Tips from Leigh
5:08 Advice he wishes he was told when starting a YouTube channel
5:50 How to start a successful Instagram page
6:47 Appearing on 42 Gear Street
8:12 How to build a relationship with brands
9:11 How to get noticed by brands
10:12 Building an online presence
11:18 MGR Music & PMT College
12:38 Leigh's Favourite guitars, Shergold, Tokai Strat, Epiphone Les Paul
14:50 Modifying guitars
15:55 Shergold Masquerader SM03-SD the guitar that started it all
16:50 The love of the 80s guitar sound
17:05 Leigh's favourite pedals
19:34 Leigh's favourite Home Brew Electronics Tubescreamer
20:25 Leigh's Blackstar 6L6 studio 10 & Kool Amps
21:17 The love of Blackstar amps
22:28 Leigh's favourite gear
22:55 Desert island rig
23:35 The love of Eric Clapton & Adrian Smith
24:55 Leigh's perfect hair styling tips
25:27 Don't read the comments on YouTube
25:55 Favourite gig
26:46 Session work for Doctor and the Medics
27:35 Just say "Yes"
27:56 Final Advice for YouTubers & session musicians
29:46 Jam with Leigh & Dagan
More about Leigh:
Leigh is a professional guitar tutor and online content creator. Leigh has over a decade of experience both on tour and in the studio and has written, played on, produced, mixed and mastered a number of albums and EP’s for projects including his own work and music for other artists.
Currently tearing his way through the online guitar review world, Leigh has built an impressive following online both on YouTube and Instagram thanks to his incredibly detailed reviews, online lessons and no-bull demos. Leigh is a rising star in the YouTube world and we're stoked we get to work with him.
Leigh creates content for Guitar.com, MGR Music, and of course PMT Online!
Rock and Shop is a new series featuring interviews with your favourite bands, artists and musicians. But this is so much more than a gear guide. This is your chance to hear about what gear these artists couldn’t live without, what gear they started with and what gear they rely on.
This is an insight into the products and instruments these bands and artists use or have used throughout the years, showcasing how you too can get hold of your favourite artists' gear.