Gus Isidore


  • Band Role
  • Peter Green solo band Guitarist
  • Third Man Frontman
  • Isidore Brothers Guitarist/Lead Singer
  • Seal Guitarist
  • Phil Lynott Solo band Guitarist


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
Tour (International)
Graham Kurzner
USA and South America
2009 - 2012Guitarist
Live Performance
Seal Soul TourSeal Productions
Session Musician
Peter Gabriel - Real World Album - UsPeter Gabriel Real World
Realworld studios
  • About me

    In 1976, at the age of only16 years, I joined up with the band the Foundations who had several hits, namely “Build Me up Buttercup” No 1 single, “Baby, Now That I Found You”.

    In 1977 that tour brought me to the attention of Marc Bolan, T.Rex with whom I went on to record the album “Dandy in the Underworld”. Suddenly I was in demand and while I continued to foster ambitions of putting together my own line-up I knew that I still have to pay my dues. Continuing the session path from 1978 through to 1982 I worked with some outstanding musicians recording the “Walking on Sunshine” album with Eddy Grant. 1979 Recorded an album with Camel’s Peter Bardens. Also I was the front-man with the touring band. 1980Toured with Peter Green (ex Fleetwood Mac) 1981I returned to forming my own outfit under the name of Asia, touring England and Europe.

    1982I met Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and was invited to be part of his solo touring band and co song writer. For the next four years we worked together up until Lynott’s untimely death.

    1983Toured Africa, Gambia and Dakar with Abdull Kabirr and Youssou N’Dour.

    1984Hugh Cornwall from the Stranglers (hit single “Golden Brown”) was invited to see me perform with my own outfit. Highly impressed he invited me to play guitar on his solo album “Wolf” with Jules Holland.

    1985Toured with Sally Oldfield, Mike Oldfield’s sister, three European tours.

    1986Moved to Helsinki, Finland and formed a band called Buffalo Soldier. Having completed a successful album and tour I returned to the UK.

    1987Took time out from sessions and touring and concentrated more on song writing and musical theory.

    1988 - 1990 Formed a three piece outfit called the Third Man, supporting bands to such as Wishbone Ash and Saxon. Radio 1 sessions with Tommy Vance.

    1990Joined up with Seal originally in 1987 and played guitar on his early demos, then performed on his first album featuring the hits “Crazy”, “Killer” and “Future Love Paradise”. I continued to work with Seal up to 1994, promoting and touring and co-writing his second album entitled “Seal II” featuring the hits “Kiss From A Rose” and “Prayer For The Dying”. I received a B.M.I. song writing award for the song “Prayer for the Dying”.

    1992Whilst recording Seal’s second album at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio, I was invited by Daniel Lanois to play acoustic guitar on Peter Gabriel’s “US” album.

    1995Toured and recorded 3 albums with the very talented black English artist Andrew Roachford featuring the hits “Cuddly Toy”, “Family Man”, “Only to Be with You”. I am also featured on his work the “Roachford Files 2000”.

    1995Embarked on lending my talents and services to the Rwandian Relief Charity Appeal which featured artists like Larry Addler, Paul Carrack, Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Star, Nik Kershaw, Yazz and a whole host of other stars. Together we raised quite a bit of revenue via record, video, T.V. and radio sales.

    1997Went to New York to co-write songs with some reputable scribers such as Pete Sinfield (writer of Celine Dion’s “Think Twice”) and Joan Osborne, singer of the hit “What If God Was One of Us”.

    1998My co-written song (Isidore/Seal) “Prayer for the Dying” was featured on the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Tribute Album

    1999Toured and recorded with Shola Ama

    1999Played on S Club Seven’s album called “7”, and their hit singles “Reach” and “Natural”

    2000Worked on Randy Crawford’s “Play Mode” album

    2001Played guitar with Shaggy on the “Later with Jools Holland” show

    2001 - 2005Co-wrote songs with various artists including Seal and worked on my own project with my

    band - Suns of Neptune

    2007 – 2008Mentored at the Rock Academy School of Music

    2009 - 2012 Co-wrote and toured with the artist Seal

    2014 – 2015Worked as session musician (Grand Master Flash)

    Performed/Toured in Czech Republic – Charity events

    2016Guitar Player in a British Musical “Muted”

    2017 – currentCommenced co-writing with the artist Seal on a new album

    2017 - 2018Co-written for Chapel of Rock Production which currently has a score in Deadpool 2 movie.

    2017 – 2018Composing film and TV music with Isaac Nossel (producer/engineer – Paul McCartney, Simple Minds, Jack Bruce and many more) and composed a cutting-edge album called Voodoo Guitars.

    2019Recording for the artist Vojtech Dyk, pop star from the Czech Republic

    2019Touring with the artist Seal (USA, South America)

    Additional Skills

    Bass & Drums..

    Industry Awards

    BMI songwriter Award

    Peter Gabriel - Us - Gold album - Virgin

    Seal - Platinum album - Warner Bros

  • Skills

    Musical Style
    • Acoustic
    • Blues
    • Calypso
    • Classical
    • Funk
    • Pop
    • R n B
    • Reggae
    • Rock
    • Soul
    • World
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    • Musicians' Union
    Primary Instrument
    • Guitar
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Festival
    • Live Performance
    • Recording Group
    • Session Musician
    • Songwriter
    • Tour (International)
    • Tour (UK)
    Musical Skills
    • Bass Guitar
    • Drums
    • Guitar