Award winning guitarist/composer

"SOMEWHERE ELSE" album now available.

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Welcome to

Welcome to I am finally getting around to hosting online concerts.The first will be on March 13th and features the myself and the members of my weekly "Guitar Community' group; a gifted and dedicated collective of guitarists of many diverse styles from folk, to Indie rock to jazz. It is sure to be a hugely entertaining and engrossing concert.

Click on the GIGS page for info.

I have started work on my tenth album. It's a solo guitar album and, as well as being an exploration of new and old compositions, it's a chance for me to enjoy the great diversity of guitar sounds that I love. The album features acoustic steel-string and classical guitars as well as solidbody, hollowbody and semi-hollowbody electric guitars and, while most of the guitars are recorded 'au naturel' I also make use of effects including looping, pitch shifting and ring modulation for a bit of variety. I will soon be starting up a Kickstarter fundraising page for the album, which is tentatively called "Searching For Boddhisattva Wonderful Sound".

I have also started offering half hour guitar lesons in addition to the one hour lessons I have always done. The cost is £27 for a half hour lesson and £50 for a one hour lesson. The cost includes an email lesson summary and attachments of practise materials as required.

I am still selling CDs....

To purchase a CD of 'Somewhere Else' please click on the Buy Now button. £12 incl postage worldwide. To purchase as a download scroll down to "Buy album" or simply enjoy listening from the player.

Carl is available for concerts, gigs, in-person or internet guitar lessons, master classes and recording sessions. 

You can reach Carl via the contact page for more details.


"Carl Orr is a friend and a great guitarist who played in the Last Ship band on the British tour. Check out his new album 'Somewhere Else'"



"Carl Orr's new CD is a winner in all respects. Great tunes, playing and minimalistic, clean production. Every track takes you on a trip to 'Somewhere Else!' Bravo."   


Randy Brecker 



 "Mr Orr and his amazing music"


Meshell Ndgeocello



"A beautiful, sensitive trip around the planet in Carl Orr’s very comfortable and well equipped vehicle.”


Dean Brown

"Carl Orr plays his ass off"


Mike Stern

"Somewhere  Else is a thing of beauty"

Ian Shaw

"What a joy to be anywhere and listen to guitarist and composer Carl Orr’s latest album, Somewhere Else. My God, each of his albums is better than the last. Somewhere Else is a truly moving musical statement that just doesn’t run the gamut - it creates new ones. I can’t get over how brilliant this recording is… "

Walter Kolosky(John McLaughlinBiographer)


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