For anyone with a love of rocking out and a fascination for the history of guitar music, the perfect show is on its way to Durham’s Gala Theatre.

The Story of Guitar Heroes will see a band of highly talented musicians playing some of the greatest rock tunes from the 1950s onwards.

The band will cover the work of some of the world’s most incredible guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Brian May.

The show will kick off in the 1950s, with tunes from rock ‘n’ roll legends like Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry and Hank Marvin of the Shadows.

The Story of Guitar Heroes will then proceed through the years – covering a wide spectrum of genres and featuring the work of virtuosos like Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Slash and the electrifying Steve Vai.

Packed with great guitar tunes you’re sure to remember, the show will be enhanced by video screens playing classic footage of great moments in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. A state-of-the-art lightshow will also add to the atmosphere.

Over 30 different guitars will be used to make sure that each song, each era, each star is given just the right sound.


The Story of Guitar Heroes – now in its fifth year – will be delivered by a band led by Phil Walker. Phil – while considered one of the most versatile and talented guitarists playing today – is nevertheless a down-to-earth guy who claims that he never demands blue M&Ms in his dressing room!

Joining Phil will be the talented guitarists Toby James and Lee Williams, along with virtuoso drummer Allan Varnfield.

The team behind The Story of Guitar Heroes guarantee that the show will be a hit not only with guitarists and musicians of all abilities, but also with families and people of all ages.

The Story of Guitar Heroes will be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre on Friday 15th March 2019 at 7.00 pm. Tickets are priced at £24, £22 for concessions.

To book tickets, please telephone 03000 266 600 or go to

To learn more about The Story of Guitar Heroes, please visit    

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