- Member #
- Member since
- 1 Aug 2011
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Acoustic, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472
- 42 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Most available:
Keyboard, Saxophone, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General, Harmonica, Vocalist - Alto, Cello.
I am primarily interested in collaborating to compose and record original tunes or creatively adapted covers. I enjoy jamming and gigging too, but as this point in time, I am mostly looking to compose and record.
My main goal is to produce an "album" which has music I am proud of and will be pleasing for other people to hear too!
Many influences from several genres. To be brief, I was originally inspired and influenced by the virtuosity of Eddie Van Halen at the age of 13. Later I got into more heavy rock/metal such as Metallica and Iron Maiden and more into blues/rock from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of The Raconteurs, Cage the Elephant, Crash Kings, DMB, Rage Against the Machine, and Vertical Horizon.
I have a decent acoustic and two electric guitars. One is a custom-made black guitar based on a shark-style body which is a modern adaptation of the classic strat-style. The other is a stripped down and custom painted strat-style Ibanez.
I sold my amp when I was living in Europe but could easily buy a new one anytime when needed. I do have a 2x12 Gallien Kruger speaker cab which will be useful once I get another amp.