Steve Fluhrer, Head of Quality at Ashwoods Electric Motors, is a talented guitarist in his spare time outside of Innovation Valley. A recent addition to the Ashwoods team, we couldn’t let an opportunity go amiss to talk to Steve about his musical career. In his own words, here is the latest in our ‘Hidden Hobbies’ series, with Steve:

I am a keen, albeit a frustrated blues rock guitarist and I have been playing lead and rhythm guitar for many years. I have spent time living in London and Berlin with various bands in the past but, unfortunately, I never quite got the opportunity to go professional. However, we did a tour of the North of England and had a long-term residency at a local pub in Plymouth in our heyday.

Nowadays I am restricted to studio work and local gigs with my band Las Vegas Rush, we have an Elvis impersonator as our vocalist, so our strap line is “A kinda Elvis Presley meets AC/DC”. I mainly play a ’74 Gibson Les Paul Blacktop and Fender Stratocaster.

My main influences are Gary Moore, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top and more recently Joe Bonamassa who I had the pleasure of meeting with a few years ago.

So, if you are in the market for a blues rock band give me a call, you can catch us on  and have a listen.

Read Steve’s new starter blogpost here as well as our technical piece all about Quality at Ashwoods.