Please enter your question below and I wi l l get back to you as soon as possible by Gus Isidore Admin | Nov 10, 2011 | Ask A Question | 26 comments 26 Comments Name*sylvie on November 22, 2011 at 11:54 pm Dear Gus, nous sommes tous des apprentis … Comme vous jouiez avec Seal, que votre nom apparaît sur beaucoup d’albums, et que je suis curieuse, j’ai découvert… mon ignorance…et votre site! Grand talent, magnifiques chansons! Quand pourra-t-on vous voir sur les scènes françaises? Soon 😉 Reply Gus Isidore on December 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm Hi Name* Sylvie. Pardon me but my french is a bit on the crusty side. Could you translate. ?? Gus….. Reply Garry Allen on December 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm Gus, I’ play guitar l/h with the strings the same way as you, have played this way since the age of 10 (I’m 52 now). How do you view the advatages and disadvantages of playing with things effectively upside down from the vast majority of other players? There’s not many people I can put this question to, so I’d be interested to hear your views. Best Regards, Garry Allen. Reply Gus Isidore on December 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm Hi Garry. Good question. Interestingly we started playing at the same age. The advantages for me are the Chords one can invent due to nature of playing upside down and backwards, plus how easy it is for us to Air on the E1st b2nd & G3rd strings whilst still holding a chord. Right handers have to make a bridge in those instances. My personal disadvantage seems to be when I attempt to play Classical Music especially with using the fingers as well as playing chords, right handers seem to have an advantage there, but that,s maybe just me as I,m not classically trained, Plus with Being a lefty Many a Producer has told me that it sounds different with what is our down strokes and up strokes, So there,s alot to say about the nature of that beast. I would’nt or could,nt change it for the world. Cheers. Gus………… Reply Rob Vallis on December 8, 2011 at 4:21 am Hi Gus! Love your music. I am wondering if you did the guitar in the Seal Song Fast Changes that you co-wrote with him. As a “fellow” guitarist, I find the guitar track is immensely rich with melody, chording, and skill. It is entirely flying under the Guitar Tabulature radar with most guitarists out there. Is there anywhere or way to obtain the guitar tabulature for this incredible song? With Best Regards and “Keeping it Real”, Rob Reply Gus. Isidore on December 8, 2011 at 11:58 am Hi. Rob. Thanks for the compliment, Seal & I are very proud of that composition. As for getting hold of the guitar Tabulature for Fast changes I,m not to sure, but there is the Music sheet out there on Line , Send me your Email Address and I,ll send you the Link. All the Best. Gus…….. Reply Steve Gray on January 31, 2013 at 4:46 am The single “Come See What Love Has Done” is intoxicating, and I am curious – is there just your guitar there, and were there any overdubs? Can you elaborate at all about the recording of this amazing work? Reply Gus Isidore on January 31, 2013 at 11:44 am Hi Steve, Thanks for your Interest in this Song, Seal & I Recorded this Piece in 1991 at Peter Gabriel,s Real world Studio. Engineered by Trevor Horn who decided that we should just go in and Lay it down No Thrills & No Overdubs, So what you hear is Just Voice, Bass & Guitar one take. Cheers…… Reply Steve Gray on February 1, 2013 at 1:43 am Absolutely amazing. Thanks for giving it to the world. Reply Pete McCallum on April 8, 2013 at 5:13 am Gus, Firstly. I am in awe. I have the dvd Seal Live at the Point Theatre Dublin and it has had a profound effect on me. I have been a massive Seal fan since 1991 and still am. While watching and listening to this DVD I could not help but think, Gus is possessed by Hendrix, though my opinion is, You sound much better. I humbly do covers of Seal’s Material mixed with Roachfored, Living Colour, Black Crows, The Cult etc and am wanting to write my own material now. I was first inspired to sing when I saw Carl Anderson perform as Judas in J.C. Superstar. His raw passion and grit grabbed me by the the soul and led me to music. (I’ve lived one of my dreams and toured with JC Superstar as Judas) You are a big part of my musical journey too and for the you that you are, I sincerely thank you my brother. Cheers Pete McCallum Scarborough Western Australia Reply Gus on April 8, 2013 at 7:40 am Hi. Pete, First of all Congratulations on Having perforomed in JC Superstar. Many thanks for the Compliments, Hendrix was and still is a big Part of my Musical Journey and no way do i sound better. Seal at the Point Video back in the day were my Favourite times as that was a Debut Tour very real and Raw, with great creative Musicians,. Roachford being another very talented Musician, was great to work with him too. Best of luck with writing your own material, best way to express yourself and find yourself. Thanks for writing in. Best to you: Bro. G…………… Reply Mark & Melissa Stapleton on June 18, 2013 at 10:00 pm Hi Gus We are staying at the flat (5 Denton Street!) & reminiscing!! Remembering you (& your guitar!) & Cecelia & then the baby !!) & wondering how things are? We’d love to hear. Mark & Melissa xxx Reply Gus. Isidore on June 19, 2013 at 10:24 am Hi M & M. Wow now that,s a blast from the past surprise. All is well with us, Kids are grown two at university, Quillan our 3rd child is now BMX world no1 and followed by The youngest Tian following in his footsteps. Music is going well, still playing. Do you still own the flats?? Hope all is well with you both. Cheers..Gus…… Reply Hugh Andree on July 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm Gus, we met in Barnes on Sunday and you did quite simply the best version of Lil Wing that I’ve heard for years (better than Stings) and Voodoo Child was as good as it gets. When we met, I didn’t realise you played with Seal. I was in the British Army during the 90’s and spent 7 months in Bosnia where we put together one of the most memorable videos I have ever seen ( an many wouldn’t want to see) that outlined the horror and pain of ethnic cleansing (holocaust) as it became known. That video was baked by Crazy and Killer and we who served will never forget the soundtrack that backed the film. Next year I’m organising a concert at either Wembley or the O2 that will put music to the last 30 years from Northern Ireland, via Bosnia, the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan. would you and Seal play those two songs o Bosnian back-drop of footage? We will be raising money for Childline Rocks and Military orphans and children who have been effected by war. Please call Hugh on 07788 972446 to discuss, audience is 15,000. You rock and thank you for giving me one of the most enjoyable Sundays I’ve ever had! Hugh Reply Daniel Brinker on May 9, 2014 at 12:00 am Dear Gus, I’ve been listening to your Seal 1994 album since I was 14 years old; I am now 29. It has had a profound effect on how I view romance, love, and truth. I did not have a face or name to go with the sound of the guitar on the album until today when I researched you. Your 12 string work on “Dreaming in Metaphors” is the sound I hear in my mind when I think of stretching the limits of a 12 string guitar. Thank you for all these years of joy in listening. I must know. Is it you playing 12 string at the end of the song “Still Love Remains” on Seal’s Human Being album? Also, are you on any other songs from that album. That is my second favorite Seal album. Reply Gus. Isidore on June 27, 2014 at 9:42 am Hi Daniel. Thanks for your enquiry and for Info I did not play on still Love remains, I think Seal played the outro 12 string part, Great Song. Dreaming In Metaphors is one of my favourite plus the way it was recorded, very natural, no thrills, in and out. I did play on Human Being but can,t remember what tracks I,m on?. Take care. Best. Gus…… Reply Daniel Brinker on July 28, 2014 at 12:07 am Gus, thanks for the reply. I am honored to hear from you. I am always floored when I hear musicians say they can’t remember which songs they have played on! It makes music that much more ethereal. Haha! No need to reply to this message; just thanks – thanks for connecting with me albeit for one moment in time through the internet. 1994 Seal will always be among the very few albums that are part of my very being, forever. Take care and best to you as well. Reply Dan Brinker on May 9, 2014 at 12:24 am Dear Gus, The Seal 1994 album profoundly affected the way I view romance, love, and truth. I have been listening to Seal 1994 since I was 14 years old; I am now 29. Your 12 string work on “Dreaming in Metaphors” is unmatched. When I think of an acoustic 12 string guitar, that is the song I hear in my mind. Two questions for you: Is it you playing 12 string at the end of “Still Love Remains” on the “Human Being” album? Also, do you play your 12 strings in the standard factory fashion (with the high octave string on the very top of the low E), or do you string the guitar with the low E on the very top and the high octave below it? Thanks for so many years of hope – brought to me through your playing. Reply jon on August 12, 2014 at 1:00 am Hi Gus , im the guy you were chatting to today in the queue at the council offices in slough today. when me and tree got home we looked up seal on you tube and there you are , wow , then there with phil wow . I know we chatted and I showed you pics of me playing bass , that’s only coz I didn’t know who you were . the way you chatted was like ye I play guitar , I don’t know if you’ve heard of him but I play with a guy called seal . it was so like you were just like me ,or not famous , like ye im a musician to . no ego or trying to big yourself . then I see what you can do , again wow . first love your playing , second you are truly a very cool gentleman . no sucking up , that’s just from my soul . it was a pleasure to meet and talk to you today Gus .you earnt my respect today first as a man then later as a musician. may luck be with your music and in your life .cheers dude , jon. Reply Gus. Isidore on August 12, 2014 at 11:10 am Hi Jon. Was great to meet you yesterday even though in the strangest of haunts Many thanks for the Compliments mate, no big deal”, loved your photo,s great shots and most of all nice to meet a fellow musician. More Importantly, wishing you the best of health and a rapid recovery. Take care and keep in touch. Best. Gus….. Reply ian on August 31, 2014 at 6:33 am hi Gus, I’m curious… what tuning did you use on Dreaming in Metaphors and how many tracks of guitar were there? Reply Gus.Isidore on September 29, 2014 at 11:14 am Hi Ian. In answer to your Curiosity, I used two tracks of guitar and had an open G tuning for Metaphors… Reply Oscar Faldi on February 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm Hi Gus, I’m curious what you play in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLTbIz1_Y6w what song is that? Sounds good with a bit psychedelic-ish. Thanks! Reply Kevin Siena on November 26, 2015 at 12:29 am I danced with my wife to “Come See What Love Has Done” at our wedding back in 2001. It never fails to take me to a special place. But I’ve never been able to nail it on guitar, and I’ve never been able to find any Tabs for it online. Give me a hint, mate. Open tuning? Capo? Gorgeous song. Reply Haggis on January 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm Hi Gus, nice to see you and Jerome play at the Vibe for Philo last night. I’ve seen you play ‘Someone out to get you(?)’ that you wrote with Phil several times. Does this date back to your band The Third Man? And where could I find a copy of it? Reply Jon on August 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm Hi Gus I have a copy of your Third Man 12″ and was wondering how you ended up writing with the great and sadly missed Phil Lynott? Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.