- Member #
- Member since
- 21 Feb 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer
- Blues, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
- Screen name:
- Pleasanton, California, 94588
- 55 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:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocalist - Alto.
I'm interested primarily in playing out. If you've been practicing for 9 months and haven't played out, pass on me. If you're a perfectionist who never gets out of the garage, pass. That doesn't mean I won't play for free- for the right cause, I will. Nor does it mean I don't believe in practice. Every band is part art, part business. The music comes first, and I can play a wide range of styles - Jazz standards, pop, funk, blues, country and metal. But after that comes the marketing: a web site, promo packet, DVD, etc. It doesn't have to be expensive, but most musicians drag their feet about this. This is true for cover bands, but even more so for original You also need to be flexible on playing out - I consider Thursday through Sunday as potential gig nights. If you don't, pass on me. Playing out is feast or famine, you need to take it while it's offered.
I can come up to speed on material fast. I also have an ipad with charts on it.
Clapton, Satriani, Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Warren Nunes, Larry Carlton, Paul Gilbert, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Coltrane, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, JS Bach, Zappa, Malmseen, Rusty Cooley
I have a small, medium, and big rig, depending on what's needed. The Small - Line 6 Spider II 75 watt 1 12", the medium - Line 6 Flextone III 150 watt 2x12" and the big - Line 6 DT50 Half stack 50 watt (tube) 4x12 cabinet.
For effects, I have a Line 6 POD HD 500.
I can go wired or wireless.
Guitars: Dean RC7X 7 string, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Ibanez Prestiege S5470, Strat, Charvel Flying V.
PA: 8 Channel powered mixing board, mics (Shure SM58), Kustom Monitors, Crown CE2000 power amp.