During the 90's Si experimented with many different made-up tunings which resulted in 'Steel Happenings' (1998)... only one song 'Walking the dog' from the album was standard! Not untill his second solo guitar release 'NYLON... FOR NOW' (2006) with all songs written & recorded in standard tuning did he prefer to tag himself as a... 'Guitar player, no particular style, just self taught semi-improvised instrumental standard tuned acoustic kinda thing'.
"..amazing guitarist" (Peter Lang/fingerstyle pioneer)
"Si Hayden left members of the audience in wonder of how anyone could deliver such harmony and rhythms of complexity using a six string, steel strung acoustic guitar" (Alvin Leon/AQT)
"A classical Spanish style guitarist, who will blow you away with his jazz, latin and funk infused songs. How he manages it all on just a 6 string guitar still amazes us. You will have to see him to believe it! (AcousticLounge/Clapham)
"His solo classical-Spanish style guitar playing, peppered with pepper, funk and drumnbass, takes your breath away like a sledgehammer to the chest" (The Shiznit)
"one-man musical magician fusing funk, jazz and a splash of drum'n'bass in a single flamenco styled nylon-stringed guitar" (Warwick Core)
"Coventrys Si Hayden simply blew us away with his intricate finger skills" (BBC C&W)