BIO

Jimmy Lardner-Brown:

Lead guitarist for Sydney power/thrash metal band Darker Half (2014-present)

Lead guitarist for Sydney thrash/death metal band Killrazer (2007-present)

Graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) degree from the Australian Institute of Music (2013)

Writes a regular metal guitar technique column for Australian Guitar Magazine (titled ‘Shredded Metal’ - since September 2008)

Official endorsement with Ibanez Guitars (international)

Endorsement with Dean Markley Strings

Lead guitarist for legendary US vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen, Iced Earth) on his 2012 Australian and New Zealand tour

Lead guitarist for ex-Iron Maiden vocalists Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley on their 2012 Aus/NZ tour

Personally chosen by world-renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai to jam onstage with him at his 2011 Sydney masterclass clinic

Won Best Guitarist at the 2009 'Australian Metal Awards'

Won the 2007 'Australian Guitar Magazine Best Guitarist Competition'

Lead guitarist for original Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno on his 2009 and 2010 Australian/New Zealand tours

Contributed a series of instructional videos for the cover CD of Australian Guitar Magazine (dubbed ‘Shred With Jimmy’)

Has supported legendary bands such as Helloween, Accept, and Anvil as a member of Darker Half

As well as being one of Sydney’s top headline metal acts, Killrazer have supported international touring bands such as Children of Bodom, Malevolent Creation, Sodom, Vader, and Krisiun

Lead guitarist for thrash metal band Vaticide (2001-2007)

An experienced guitar teacher of over ten years

Graduated with a Bachelor of Media (Print) degree from Macquarie University (2005)

Studied classical piano from age 8 to18