- Member #
- Member since
- 5 Oct 2006
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Funk, Other
- Screen name:
- St. Augustine, Florida, 32084
- 53 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Vocalist - General:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - General.
53, serious about playing well and having fun doing it. no patience for ego, chemical recreation, complacency, or the non motivated. i prefer long sets, short breaks, three nights without repeating a song, and i renounce my share of groupies, please feel free to divide them amongst yourselves. you can reach me, fre at thefunkyarddogs dot com (as in firstname.lastname@example.org)
i’ve spent 1999 – 2005 & 2009 - ? playing keys, guitar and bass with south florida's “the difference” (www.thedifferencerocks.tripod.com) while also serving as bassist for jacksonvilles “Spanky the Band” 2004; from late 2005 to early 2008 as keyboardist/guitarist for north floridas’ “Cheshire Cats”. most recently involved with the southrern funk band “The Funkyard Dogs” on guitar – though primarily a recording band; my main focus these day is with "Danger Mouse” on keys and guitar with former bandmates from the affore mentioned to create a seriously kicking top forty beast.
and just because I hate sitting still….. i also host the sunday acoustic open mic at johnnys in st aug (on sundays), co-host the thursday rockers and rock bands jam also at johnnys (yes, on Thursdays) and can also be found acoustically throughout saint augustine in either solo or duo mode.
the beatles! far behind the beatles - all four of them.... gentle giant, little feat, peter gabriel, dave navarro, steve hackett, allan holdsworth, eddie jobson, keith emerson, steve porcaro, jaco pastorious, miroslav vitous, return to forever, genesis (until hacket left), ambrosia, train, toto, styx, dylan and about a hundred and seventy-three others to one degree or another.
ever changing as i go through monthly "upgrades", but these are constants:
guitar - a bizarly modified strat, a not bizarly modified (i.e. stock) strat, a breedlove acoustic/electric, a yamaha acoustic/electric rotating-door on amps and misc foot stompies.
keys - roland xv-88 loaded, korg triton extreme 88, alesis qs8.1, kawai k4, korg wavestation sr, yamaha tg-33, various behringer rack devices, mixers and powered cabinets and my latest toy, the kurzwiel pc3x!
bass - an ibanez sr-800 and matching pair of curently under construction fretted and fretless basses