- Member #
- Member since
- 1 Aug 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
- Funk, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Portland, Oregon, 97236
- 41 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General.
I'm mostly a guitarist. I can do vocals, play bass, a little keys, and technically know how to play drums. I'm not sure I'm a good drummer though.
I went to MI for college. Out of that I got a gig doing an animated series for the Playboy channel. After that I started doing a little music and what not for a few films like Wes Cravins Dracula 2000 and few others. After that I did some underground bands in LA and one really went off. After that I worked with Gemmie Taylor formerly of Grahm Central Station, and Al5 Formorly of Powerman 5000. I ended up working with James Wooley formorly of the Nine Inch Nails for years on numerous projects as a guitarist and recording artist.
For now I'm reinventing myself. I've matured and my musicality is part of that. I want to write great songs and record with great artists focusing on our sound and composition with true roots in American culture. I've walked the tracks. Why should I have to put up gimmicks?
I want to jam with allot of different people who are very song oriented and see who and what clicks. Hopefully making music that will really reach our audience.
I have a background in Industrial/metal. I've played for James Wooley (formorly of the Nine Inch Nails) as a spinn off. I also love to mix funk into my compositions giving them a bit of an edge.
I also like classic rock very much as well as blues and jazz. I love to experiment with many genres. It's what keeps me alive musically. I've played with so many great players from so many backgrounds. That is our truest influences the players you've actually worked with and traded creative ideas with. I'm very lucky to have had great teachers.
I tend to use allot of digital these days. I simply plug threw my laptop and use Line 6 software to model amps and what not. It's just that if you were gigging in the 90's you can understand never wanting to lug an amp again. But I've always been very simple in my sound set up. Good instrument/good player, plug straight in and you have great tone. What an amazing concept!