Ryan Hamilton
25/09/2015 Artist

Singer, songwriter, artist and member of the band People On Vacation, Ryan Hamilton, has just completed his sold out UK tour using a Fly3 as his main amp. Ryan said ‘I bought the Blackstar Fly3 to practice at home. I loved it so much, I just did a full UK tour with it! You should have seen the sound guys when I showed up with that tiny amp. It was a blast, and the Fly 3 did an amazing job’. Ryan will be touring the US in October then returning to the UK in March for a headline tour powered again by the Fly3. For more information on Ryan and for your chance to catch him live visit

Richard Hawley - Rough Trade East
18/09/2015 Artist

Richard Hawley performed at Rough Trade East this week in support of his eighth studio album ‘Hollow Meadows’. The intimate show was for the most part acoustic but when Richard did plug his electric guitar in he used a Fly 3 amp to staggering effect. Richard is a longterm Blackstar endorsee and used an Artisan 15 and 30 on the new record along with the Fly 3. Richard will be on tour from late October. For more information visit

Jed Cullen - Spector
17/09/2015 Artist

Jed Cullen, guitarist from Spector, came to our London office this week to try a range of amps and pedals. Spector have just released their second album, ‘Moth Boys’ which is the follow up to 2012’s hit ‘Enjoy It Why It Lasts’. They have also announced an accompanying UK tour, spanning 13 dates in October. Jed will be taking a range of Blackstar gear into rehearsals with him and also left the office with a Fly 3 and LT Dist pedal.

InMe - UK Tour
10/09/2015 Artist

InMe will be kicking off their Overgrown Butterflies tour on the 14th September and will be performing both the White Butterfly and Overgrown Eden albums in full, celebrating the respective ten and twelve year anniversaries of the full lengths. “A decade ago we released our sophomore opus White Butterfly to wide acclaim, two years after our debut album Overgrown Eden,” the band say. “These records were the catalyst that established an incredible loyal warm audience that we’re still eternally grateful to have involved with our music.” Lead singer and guitarist Dave McPherson uses an ID:100 TVP.

Gus G. Tour
10/09/2015 Artist

Gus G begins his European tour next week and he will be sharing the bill with Kamelot and Kobra and the Lotus. The tour is in support of his new album ‘Brand New Revolution’. Check out Gus using his signature Blackfire rig in the video to the albums title track ‘Brand New Revolution’