- Member #
- Member since
- 22 May 2005
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 month
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Schenectady, New York, 12304
- 55 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Most available:
I picked up my first guitar on Christmas Day, 1970. Since then, I've started bands and I've joined bands. I've gained experience playing with lounge groups, oldies bands and various forms of rock bands from classic rock to contemporary and hard rock. My primary instrument is still guitar, though my first instrument lessons were on the piano. Having never pursued keyboard training seriously, I'm more of a fill player on keys these days. I sing lead and backing vocals. Songs like Plush, Interstate Love Song (STP) and Precious Declaration (Collective Soul) are typical of my lead vocal register, for example, although my range is lower, and my falsetto range (for harmonies) is "up there". I have two years of high school music theory behind me that have served me well over the years.
I have recorded one demo of my own, on which I covered the drum track, bass, two guitars, keyboards and three-part vocals, all on a Tascam four track cassette recorder. Crude copies of a couple others have made it to tape. I used one of my originals for my high school senior year final in Music Theory, for which I scored parts for drums, piano, bass guitar, rhythm guitar and vocals. (I wish I'd kept of copy of that! We grow old so soon and wise so late!) With the help of some classmates, the work was performed. It was interesting to hear how it all came together!
Afterimage, of which I was a part, hit the studio to record two originals. Crosswind, another project I was involved in, hit the studio to record a few cover demos for promotional purposes.
I have produced demos for two cover bands I have worked with.
Bad Karma, Hedon, Tuesday's Brew, Grendel, Crosswind, Drakarr, Afterimage, High Rise, Emanon, Daybreak, R.C.Holding and others.
A cover demo is now up on YouTube. Search for Wide Awake Demo.
While I don't consider myself a serious studio musician, I would entertain the idea of contributing or lending a hand on the projects of others if the opportunity arose. I really enjoyed working in the studio.
If any or all of that is of interest to you, drop me a line. In the world of gmail, I'm known as tdkguitarman. Mention my Bandmix posting in the subject line.
Examples of what I listen to: The Guess Who, Burton Cummings, Santanna, Styx, Kansas, Asia, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Derek Sherinian, Fates Warning, Al DiMeola, Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine, Taproot, Shinedown, Fabrizio Leo, Vinnie Moore, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani...
Examples of stuff I've covered with various bands: The Guess Who, Styx, Kansas, STP, Shinedown, Lit, Audioslave, Journey, Led Zeppelin, The Pretenders, Pat Benatar, Breaking Benjamin, Hinder...
Gibson, Fender and Jackson six-string guitars, LTD seven- and eight-string guitars, Marshall cabs, Marshall, Fender & Crown Amplification, ART processing, and Korg keyboards through a JBL EON G2