- Member #
- Member since
- 17 May 2005
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Blues, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554
- 43 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
- Lead Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
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Vocalist - General.
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// Cell: 304-319-3910
// Email: KevinR@wv-music.com
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// You can also contact me at "West Virginia Musician's Network"
Kevin Roberts is originally from New York State but calls West Virginia home after living in the Morgantown/Fairmont area for the past 20 years.
In the early 90's Kevin was in a band called ?The Innocent" which played briefly in the Morgantown area. Several of the band members were college students who left the band after the school year was over; hence the end of ?The Innocent".
Shortly after ?The Innocent" project came to an end Kevin took an eight year hiatus from guitar playing.
"I missed playing music during that time but other things took precedence. It was a long eight years and thank God things are different today! It was just a matter of time before I got back into playing guitar."
Kevin Co founded the Morgantown based band, "Prankster" which focused more on newer modern and alternative hard rock. The members of "Prankster" played together for several years. All good things come to an end; as did the band after Kevin decided to leave and pursue a new project.
"I did a lot of thinking before I decided to leave the band. It was a lot of fun playing with "Prankster" but after a while I wasn't growing as a guitar player. The guys didn't take the news well but eventually accepted it. I still consider them good friends."
As most musicians know it is tough finding the right mix of people to put together a band. Kevin thought he found that with his new band, "Captain Howdy".
"The musicianship was great with "Captain Howdy". We spent a lot of time getting together a good set list and rehearsing. Shortly after we started doing shows two of us had major changes in our work schedules. (Yes, we have to work for a living too.) The band never recovered from that."
Jimi Hendrix, Scott Henderson, Gary Moore, Iron Maiden, Sevendust, 38 Special, Nazareth
2001 Fender American Deluxe Fat Strat, 2001 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Modified). Mesa Boogie Express Plus 5:50, , Mesa Boogie Triple rectifier, Marshall 1960a 4x12 cabinet, Lovepedal OD Eleven Overdrive, Ibanez CS9 Stereo Chorus, Ibanez AD9 Analog Delay, Boss DD3 Digital Delay, Vox 847 Wah, Vox V810 Valve Tone, Marshall BB2 Blues Breaker II, Ross Phaser, MXR EVH Flanger, Boss TU2 Tuner. Electro Voice ND767a vocal mic. Electro Voice Eliminator dual 15" tops and 18" subwoofers, Two Nady PCL-815 rack power conditioners, American Audio MP3 Player, TC Electronics M-One XL, Carvin HT100 power amp, Two Crown CE-1000 power amps, Allen & Heath Mixwizard 16:2, DBX Driverack PA+, Two Yamaha CM12V monitors, Yamaha SM12IV Monitor.