1Maestro1
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Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

My name is Robert Michael Rossi and I have been playing the guitar for over half of my life. I began playing in clubs 3 months after starting the guitar although I was under age. The other musicians were in their 20's and 30's. We played the Scorpians, U.F.O, Van Halen, Molly Hatchet, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Hendrix, Rush, Quiet Riot, Iron Maiden, Dio, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Ozzy etc. But when I heard of Yngwie Malmsteen he opened up a whole new world of guitar playing for me. I couldn't get enough of it.It made me want to practice between 5 and 8 hours a day. If I wasn't eating or sleeping I was playing the guitar. I couldn't get over all the cool sounds that I was able to get out of my guitar. Then I played in various tribute bands and cover bands, but I always wanted to be original. You have to have the right recipe of musicians to do that. Playing the guitar for over 30years, my influence ranges from the great guitar virtuosos as Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Richie Blackmore. I've been in quite a few bands over the years: Red Moldoon, Osimium, Prodigy, Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple tribute band which myself and long time drummer/ best friend Dale Marcason played in), And Aces High before Rapid Fire. If I have any gift of having the ability to play I thank the Lord thy God.

Screen name:
1Maestro1
Member since:
Jan 18 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Rainbow, Ozzy, Deep Purple, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Vai, Uli Jon Roth, Paganini, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Jimi Hendrix, and the list goes on.........

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strats and Marshall Stacks and everything in between.My number is seven zero eight nine four five zero eight zero four.