Glen Heald is a multi instrumental singer / songwriter who was born in Australia and took up the Guitar after hearing Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Roy Buchanan, Santana and Robin Trower. He had the good fortune to study Jazz in Tasmania with Jim Lade (who had studied at Berklee college of music). After completing an Associate diploma in Jazz/Rock he led the first of many original bands and started playing Flute, Banjo, Blues harp and Chapman Stick.
In 1992 Glen established the first fully contemporary music course in Darwin Australia. In 2001 he started performing with the Australian Aboriginal singer songwriter Shellie Morris, recording and producing her CD "Waiting Road". Glen composed the acoustic music for the Aboriginal film "Merrepen" in 2005. Toured Europe with Shellie Morris in 2007 and performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2008.
Glen produced the music for the Aboriginal film "In a League of their own" in 2009 and produced and released his debut album and his second album in 2010. In December 2013 Glen produced and released his third studio album "Outsider".2015 saw the release of Glen's fourth studio album "The Hanged Man" with his brother Dave Heald on Bass. The album fuses progressive rock and funk with slide guitar, blues harp.
In 2017 Glen released the album "Marrawah". The album contain six instrumental tracks in a progressive rock format and two vocal tracks one of which is a reggae track. The album also contains two tracks that highlight Glen's ability to improvise guitar solos in a electric Hendrix style and his acoustic finger style guitar. Dave Heald once again provides tight and heavy electric bass lines on Marrawah locking in to the John Bonham style drums.
2018 saw the release of "Acoustic Guitar Culture" a purely Instrumental acoustic album featuring baritone guitar, slide guitar. spanish guitar, violin, upright bass, flute and banjo. The album showcases Glen Heald's celtic folk style of composition.
In 2019 Glen released "Electric Guitar Solos", this album is a heavy blues rock album performed in a three piece power trio format. The album has a heavy guitar focus in the style of Hendrix and Robin Trower with Glen's brother Dave Heald on electric bass. No vocal on this album just electric guitar solos!
2020 saw International release of "Peyote", a ten track album with great slide guitar and blues harp. It has some excellent slide and lap steel guitar work as well as a the usual heavy guitar assault. The albums style ranges between Blues Rock and Progressive Rock with four vocal tracks.
Glen Heald "Peyote" 2020
Glen Heald "Hell Hound" 2020
Glen Heald "Prog Rock Guita Vol 1" 2020
Glen Heald "Electric Guitar Solos" 2019
Glen Heald "Acoustic Guitar Culture" 2018
Glen Heald "Marrawah" 2017
Glen Heald "The Best of 2010-2015"
Glen Heald "The Hanged Man" 2015
Glen Heald "Outsider" 2013
Glen Heald Debut 2010
Glen Heald "Progressive Rock" 2010
Shellie Morris & Glen Heald "Waiting Road" 2006
Shellie Morris Debut 2000
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