Jan Cyrka is probably best known for three solo albums full of meaty guitar playing: Beyond the Common Ground, Spirit and Prickly Pear. However, his career began in the 1980s when he was guitarist-in-chief with cartoon biker band Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, supporting Guns N’ Roses on extensive tours of the US and Canada.
He now composes and records music for a variety of clients: his music has appeared on TV shows and movies such as Friends, Coronation Street, High Fidelity, Saturday Night Live, America’s Most Wanted, Wife Swap, I’m Alan Partridge, The Jeremy Kyle Show, Absolutely Fabulous, Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, The Graham Norton Effect, The Bill, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Escape to the Country, Homes Under the Hammer, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Malcolm in the Middle, The Jamie Foxx Show, 10 Years Younger, A Place in the Sun, American Idol, The One Show, James May’s 20th Century and many many others.
Most recently, Jan’s music can be heard in the BAFTA winner film ‘Iron Lady’ featuring Meryl Streep.
Jan has worked with several of the world’s finest players in his studio, most of them now on the JTC roster! Most noticeably Guthrie Govan where Jan produced and mixed Guthrie’s highly acclaimed album ‘Erotic Cakes’. (He even created the images for the album’s cover and inside artwork).
Jan has also had the pleasure of co writing with such luminaries as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Yngwie Malmsteen, Pat Travers and Zakk Wylde.
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