Robert Sutherland Chapman (born 14 June 1975) is an English musician, YouTuber, and the founder and co-owner of Chapman Guitars. Chapman is known for his popular instructional YouTube channel and as demonstrator of guitar equipment for Andertons Music Co. He is the lead singer and a guitarist for the band Dorje and blues/Americana band Clockwork Wolf & Co.
Chapman began playing the guitar at age 16, and he graduated from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 1995. His musical influences include Joe Satriani, Devin Townsend, Jimi Hendrix, and Soundgarden.
While working day jobs in marketing and accounting, he gigged and worked as a session musician and worked other various music-related jobs, such as transcribingYngwie Malmsteen‘s Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad. In 2006, he posted an instructional video on Myspace that received positive feedback, and he then switched to YouTube to promote his work globally.
Chapman is best known for his YouTube channel and video demonstrations on behalf of Andertons Music Co. Alongside Anderton’s owner, Lee “The Captain” Anderton. He has also worked on demonstrations with Thomann, a Germany-based online music retailer.