Kenny Robertson - Guitarist, Performer and Teacher

Kenny is a professional guitarist and teacher based in the High Peak UK. He specialises in contemporary music such as blues, rock, metal, funk and pop but has covered a huge variety of styles including electro, dub step, house and hip hop. He has performed in venues all over the country including The Roadhouse, Deaf Institute, Dry Bar and Night and Day Manchester, Purple Turtle Camden, Surrey University, The Electric Theatre Guildford, The Pavilion Arts Centre Buxton, Tramlines Festival and Y-Not Festival,  playing electric, acoustic, classical and bass guitar as well as mandolin, congas, bongos, djembe and didgeridoo. 

He sold out the Pavilion Arts Centre theatre in Buxton as part of the Fringe Festival performing his full live show STRUNG OUT: A History Of Rock Guitar. 

You can find examples of his playing here


Kenny is available for guitar lessons on electric, acoustic and bass guitar from beginner to advanced in Buxton.

He has his own Youtube channel posting lessons and music videos.

He plays for function band DisFUNKtional covering soul/motown/funk/rock and pop classics from the 60s right up to contemporary chart hits. They are available to hire for birthdays, weddings and corporate events.

He is also available as a live and studio session guitarist.




Happy Halloween! I made a music video! 

Short story: I heard a cool thing on YouTube and spliced a load of footage together to make a video. 

Long story: I wanted to write something in the same vein as "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" with spoken word set to music, so I started writing a monologue about space ships being sent out from Earth to colonize other planets called "Some Will Make It". While I was trying to find an American Public Service Announcement voice to try and mimic I stumbled on a speech called "If I were The Devil" (Full story on that here 

 ) and it was exactly what I was looking for so I wrote some music to it. 

I decided it would be cool to make a video for it, in an ideal world I would have shot all the footage myself but with the scope of the speech I quickly realised that wasn't going to be possible, so I lifted everything I needed off YouTube. The problem with that being the varying quality of the footage doesn't make consistent viewing so I shoved a black and white filter on it to try and "unify" the footage. 

As for the "message" in the speech there's a few points I couldn't get on with as I'm not a religious person so I tried to use some of the footage to twist the meaning slightly. Hopefully it's worked and hasn't come across as a load of pretentious old nonsense. 
The footage of the old lady is from Age UK who'll I'll be donating to as an apology for stealing their video. 

There is also footage from the Dakota pipeline protests more info on that here (… ) 

Anyway get watching it before the copyright police come and throw me jail x 

SUMMER 2016! 

So, its been a long and busy summer! I've had the pleasure of playing with my usual bands DisFUNKtional and Presuming Ed as well as playing for original eight piece Yorkshire based funk band Octofunk and Leek function band Funk Station! Lots of funk going on! I also played a couple of gigs for Hull metal heroes Sworn Amongst before scheduling and injury meant I had to pass the gig onto my good friend Kieran.  Highlights included supporting The Feeling at Music In The Gardens in Sheffield, a late night show for Tramlines Festival, a slot in the Xanadu Tent at Y-Not Festival and a performance with a five piece horn section at Leeds College Of Music.

I've included a video of Y-Not below. Kenny x 


Spring 2016 

Hey, got a very busy Summer coming up playing with Hull metal Gods Sworn Amongst, Sheffield funksters Octofunk and function band Funk Station as well as Presuming Ed and DisFUNKtional. Full listings on the SHOWS page. Hope to see some of you there :) 

Busy Start To 2016! 


I've had a very productive start to 2016, I have been helping my friends in local bands Groove Cake and El Vino And The Ragged Company put together some promotional videos. 


I also did a session for old friend and Prog Legend Rob Gould! I got some use out of my Talk Box ;)

I also had the pleasure of playing with my old friend and Jazz Legend Emlyn Vaughn over at Rev De Cuba in Sheffield, here some footage of us playing with neo-soul artist Ryan Taylor last Summer.

Also done a few function gigs! Looking forward to the rest of 2016 :)

Happy 2016!!! 

Hope everyone had a good 2015, it was a busy one for me. So busy in fact I forgot to update my website! I'll be posting some gig dates and other news in the next couple of weeks :)

Spring/Summer 2015 - Presuming Ed E.P 


Just a quick one to let you know we've started work on the as yet untitled Presuming Ed E.P which should be done by the end of Summer. We've finished two tracks and aim to get three or four more done all recorded in my home studio in Buxton with help from out good friend Pete Proudlove a.k.a P Love. Also hoping to get some guest soloists on there. In other news I've got some gigs coming up in Buxton and at Dazzley Festival more info here

Cheers guys :)


Happy New Year! Presuming Ed vidoes and winter/spring gigs 

Hi everyone hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year :)

To kick off 2015 I'm pleased to share a series of Presuming Ed  live performance videos recorded upstairs at Buxton's Green Man Gallery. There's two that have been fully edited and more in the pipe line, here is the first.

Also I've added my first gigs of the year on the events page hope to see some people there :)