Artists playing our Touch Guitars®

Jaakko Peltonen

Jaakko Peltonen (b. 1986 in Helsinki, Finland) is a musician and luthier currently based in central Finland. Jaakko started off with drums as 8-year old and made music throughout his childhood. He later gravitated to bass. After a number of years studying musicology at university he switched to studying bass guitar and upright bass at

Robert Jürjendal

Robert Jürjendal (1966) is an Estonian guitarist and composer who studied classical guitar and composition (Prof. Anti Marguste) at Tallinn Georg Ots Music School.  In 1992-1997 he participated in Robert Fripp Guitar Craft Courses.  He has written music for classical and contemporary guitar, harpsichord, mixed  ensembles and choirs; documentaries, art exhibitions and theater.   He has recorded  more than 50 albums and

Dean Pascarella

Dean Pascarella is a multi instrumentalist from New York. He currently plays with ex Stick Men Michael Bernier as well as recording his own solo album “Running With Scissors” available on Bandcamp. He is looking forward to adding his U8 to his future recordings and concerts. Bandcamp: https://deanpascarella.bandcamp.com/releasesFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/dean.pascarella

Jaanus Lee Damsgard

Jaanus Lee Damsgard is a Minneapolis based collaborative musician, playing live in the Midwest intermittently since 1992. Returning to music in the early 2000’s with a fascination for extended range touch style instruments, the U8 Deluxe became the natural choice for it’s wide range and great sound throughout. www.soundcloud.com/jaanuslee www.glean.bandcamp.com

Matt Tate

Matt Tate is a Chicago-based musician of 25 years and principally self-taught. Pavlov(3)’s debut album, “Curvature-Induced Symmetry, Breaking…” is his recording debut with the U8 Deluxe Touch Guitar.” www.Pavlov3.com

Cedric Theys

Cédric Theys is a French musician and producer currently living in Austin TX. After playing bass and guitar for close to 20 years, he started using the touch guitar exclusively in the last few years, for soundscapes, experimental & progressive electronic rock. He uses the instrument with guitar and bass techniques as well as touch

Sylvain Bayol

Sylvain Bayol is a French sound designer and composer in several musical styles. Electronic music, électroacoustique, minimal music, rock, concrete music, experimental, soundscapes…After playing the Chapman Stick and the Warr guitar, he now uses the U8 Touchguitar with computer and different electronic devices for his new source of playing and treatments.

Stefan Huth

Stefan Huth (*1983 in Moers, Germany) is a touchguitarist / composer from Kerken, Germany. Stefan started playing the piano at the age of six and is playing touch instruments since 13 years in various musical styles. His roots are based in progressive rock and heavy metal but through the years he learned and played a

Alain Pinero

Alain uses the Touch Guitar U8 because it is a very fine instrument, which is very suitable for his style of playing and performing, it has a great playability and its balance of tone and sound. Alain is able to play subtle passages with confidence… and joy! At the age of eight Alain began playing

Chris Herb

Christopher Herb (*1986 in Neuss, Germany) is a musician from Berlin, Germany. Originating in rock and metal music, he reaches out to many other styles like jazz and electronica resulting in a ‘progressive rock’ style in its very true meaning. Chris brings his experience as a live performing electric bassist and a writer on electric

Alexander Dowerk

Alexander Paul Dowerk (*1983 in Kaiserslautern, Germany) is a composer and touch guitarist from Germany. The Berlin-based musician combines the sound and energy of modern, progressive metal with the compositorial depth of contempory classical music. The result is a complex and powerful interplay of body and mind. <a href=”http://zweiton.bandcamp.com/album/form”>Form by ZweiTon</a> The U8 Touch Guitar is Alexander’s

Markus Reuter

Markus Reuter (b.1972 in Lippstadt, Germany) is a composer, record producer, performing musician, educator and psychologist whose career has received international recognition. Reuter played several instruments as a child and began composing at the age of thirteen. Projects / Bands In his teens, Reuter studied music history, theory, and analysis with Karlheinz Straetmanns, a composer in