ABOUT

Screen name:
MARTIN BRUCE
Member since:
May 24 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

ELVIS WAS MY HERO AND SHOOK ME UP SEEING HIM 4 THE FIRST TIME ON THE ED SULLAVEN SHOW IN 1955 , SHOOTING HIM FROM THE WAIST UP . MAN DID HE WAKE UP THE WORLD THAT NITE !
SOME OTHERS I IDOLIZED WERE , GEORGE JONES , MERLE HAGGARD , VERN GOSDIN AKA "THE VOICE" , HANK SR@JR , ROLLING STONES , THE DOORS , THE ANIMALS , BEATLES , JIM MORRISON , BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN , EAGLES , PATSY CLINE , LORETTA LYNN , TAMMY WYNETTE , LINDA RONSDTAT , I COULD GO ON 4 EVER BUT ID B TYPING ALL NITE !

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Harmonica:
Expert
Flute:
Expert
Banjo:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Accordion:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

RECENTELY ADDED A 2012 GRETSCH LIMITED RUN CHET ATKINS < WHITE > COUNTRY GENTLEMAN WITH TV-JONES CLASSICS . 1989 GIBSON TOBACCO BURST J-200 JUMBO ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC ALL MOTHER OF PEARL FRETBOARD INLAYS AND HEAD STOCK , 1991 GRETSCH G-400 SYNCHROMAATIC ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC , 1952 FENDER TELECASTER WITH FACTORY < F > BRANDED BIGSBY + LIL 59 IN THE NECK , A 59 SD PROTOTYPE 12 MAGNTETS IN BRIDGE @ 1 ASS KICKIN SOB , 1962 FENDER TELECASTER ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD , TOBACCOBURST FACTORY < F > BEANDED BIGSBY , 2013 BLONDE BEAUTY < DEAN PALOMINO > ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC , 3 HUMBUCKERS 4 PICKUPS + I ADDED A BIGSBY , 1995 JERRY DONAHUE SIGNATURE ARTIST FENDER TELECASTER TRIPPLE SUNBURST , 2011 FLAMING MAPLE GREGORY'S USA KNOXVILLE TN CUSTOM NASHVILLE B-BENDER , GREGORY'S HAND WIRED PICKUPS@PATENTED B-BENDER . 1962 FENDER TELECASTER ROSEWOOD NECK @ FACTORY BIGSBY 2 COLOR BURST , 2012 FENDER AMERICAN STANDARD STRATOCASTER HSS , WITH FENDERS CUSTOM SHOP PICKUPS ,1960 FULL SET OF SLINGLERLAND DRUMS WITH 5 CYMBALS , 3 ZILDGEN @ 2 PASTE WITH 16 IN ZYLGEN'S ON HI HAT , ROLAND RD-700 88 WEIGHTED KEYBOARDS 128 PRESETS , LIKE ILL REALLY USE ALL THEM RIGHT , PLAYED THRU FENDER KEYBOARD AMP / GUITAR / PA , ALSO FULL SET OF HONER BLUES HARPS ALL INSTRUMENTS I OWN , PLAY , AND SING LEAD AND HARMONY THRU MY GUILD ECHOREC BY BENSIN BOUGHT BRAND NEW IN 1962 STILL BLOWING MINDS WITH IT'S TONS OF SOUNDS .
I WAS ON THE ROAD 35 + YEARS WITH MY BAND PRODIGY , OPENING UP 4 SUCH AS BANDS AS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN , HALL@OATES , ALLMAN BROTHERS , PLATTERS , HAROLD MELVEN AND THE BLUE NOTES , DUPREES , NO SENSE LISTING MORE , ID B HERE 1/2 THE DAY !