“Horne can play. Oh yes he can really play.” Powerplay
“Brilliant guitarist, great songs and an inspiration to work with.”
Darrin Mooney – Drummer for Primal Scream and Gary Moore
“Riffs and solos pour from Lachlan’s fingers with an ease that should make the competition weep … a name to catch for true rockers everywhere.”
“Sensational guitarist that always delivers exactly what I’m looking for. But what makes him so valuable is that he is always able to pull something amazing out of the bag when I don’t know what I want.”
Paul Zimmer of Zimmer Audio Productions (ZAP)
Lachlan Horne – singer / songwriter / guitar player with a formidable reputation both as a performing musician and guitar teacher.
He spent his early formative years as a self-taught guitar player from the age of fourteen playing for any band that had a chance of a gig or two. After a few years spent freewheelin’ in blues, pop and rock bands he moved to take his playing to a more serious level and studied under distinguished guitarists such as Alan Limbrick (founder of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance), John Etheridge (Soft Machine, Stephane Grappelli) and Jazz metal virtuoso Shaun Baxter when he attended The Guitar Institute in London. After a few more years of diligent music study and a lifestyle centred around intensive guitar practice he established himself as a professional musician and has since performed in numerous successful bands both in the UK and Australia . He has been fortunate to have worked with a variety of talented musicians, most notably drummer and long term friend Darrin Mooney of Primal Scream and Gary Moore fame. Darrin plays drums on Lachlan’s first two albums.
Lachlan has played sessions and written music for a variety of music and media projects and his playing can be heard on computer games, radio commercials, an online slot machine and even as a theme on a roller coaster. The UK manufacturer JHS liked his guitar playing so much they asked him to endorse their ‘Vintage’ brand of guitar (pictured above).
Having spent most of his music career as a side man and session musician he stepped out of the shadows in 2004 by releasing his own instrumental rock album entitled The Time Has Come. This album, and his second release, The Horne Supremacy (2007/2009), which also highlighted his vocal talent, have both served to establish his hard earned reputation as a guitarist and musician of great talent.
His third album Rock n Roll Ltd was released in 2014 and also features the mighty talents of bass player Alistair Begg and drummer John Weedon – his ‘house’ band. Arguably his best, it showcases his unrelenting talent at combining appealing and catchy rock songs with great musicianship and technical prowess.
Over the years he has earned himself an enviable reputation as a leading exponent of contemporary rock guitar. When he is not writing and performing he manages a hectic teaching schedule and is often engaged in studio session work.