“Michael Watts's skills as a composer, arranger and performer build upon one another creating an aural masterwork”
— John Thomas - Fretboard Journal
“Michael Watts sings with a human voice through the guitar... I have not heard a guitar sound more beautiful than this”
— Michael Chapdelaine
“It's kind of mind-blowing how awesome he is... He's an acoustic juggernaut!”
“Michael Watts is a 9.5 minimum, his fingers are tone generators... he doesn't so much play songs as sculpt moods... a beautiful musician”
— Jon Gomm
Michael Watts is a guitarist based in London UK. A previous winner of the Guitarist Magazine Acoustic Guitarist of the Year award Michael has shared a bill with some of the greatest musicians in the world and is known for his onstage charisma, exquisite touch and the depth of feel and colour in his playing and writing.
Michael writes, records, and performs instrumental music for solo steel-string acoustic guitar. His debut album "VETIVER" is available here. He is also an inveterate lover of loud electric guitars and gnarly fuzz pedals, and his thoughts on many of them can be read in the pages of The Guitar Magazine.
Described as a "Gentleman Renegade" and an acknowledged expert in the field of the luthier-built guitar, Michael is regularly invited to give lectures and masterclasses, and demonstrate the work of guitar builders around the world. More often than not, he accepts.
You can learn more about Michael in this Podcast Interview in the Fretboard Journal.