MUSIC from the gods of the guitar world will rock the rafters of Clacton's West Cliff Theatre tomorrow night.

Phil Walker takes fans on a journey through time from the dawn of rock 'n' roll in the Fifties to the most creative and inspirational modern guitar players of today.

The Story Of Guitar Heroes highlights some of the instrument's greatest virtuosos, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Guns N' Roses axeman Slash.

The rockumentary-style concert uses more than 20 guitars to recreate each guitar hero's unique sound, solos and riffs.

Phil started playing guitar when he was just six. Self-taught, he began copying the styles of his idols Albert Lee, Hank Marvin and Brian Setzer.

He went pro as soon as he left school and soon got a reputation as one of the most versatile guitarists in the country, performing with the likes of Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, Sarah Jory, Circus Of Horrors, Dr and the Medics and Rose Marie.

Phil said: "Whatever kind of music you listen to, from rock to pop, from folk to reggae, they all have one thing in common – the guitar.

"Whether it's electric or acoustic, there is no other instrument that can boast that it's been the catalyst for so many new ideas, and that it's been at the heart of so many revolutions not only in music, but also in culture and society."

The show is at 7.30pm and tickets are £19.50 from the box office on 01255 433344.