bertcheshire
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Band to Join, Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.

ABOUT

Since picking up the guitar at the age of 13 Bert Cheshire’s life focus has been music. After 10 years of intense private instruction and attending Atlanta Institute of Music he is now continuing his education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Bert stayed busy performing, writing, recording, and teaching all styles of music in the southeast and is now making his mark in the north. After honing his initial style and chops performing in church then in the regionally touring band Capsule Corp. Bert was able to work as an on staff musician at the University of South Carolina – Aiken from 2011 – 2013. Working at the university opened up many opportunities to teach and perform throughout the Georgia – South Carolina area. Drawing from many styles such as jazz, classical, post-rock, electronic, fusion, bluegrass, and minimalism Bert’s unique sound, original style, creative energy, and hard-working attitude keep him busy and much sought after in the music industry.

Screen name:
bertcheshire
Member since:
Jun 21 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
11
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Django Reinhardt, Return To Forever, Igor Stravinsky, Allan Holdsworth, John Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, Robert Glasper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, George Benson, Charlie Parker, Don Caballero, W.A. Mozart, Tortoise, Fredric Chopin, Explosions in the Sky, Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Jordan, Joe Pass, Hella, Bud Powell, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Tera Melos, Battles, J.S. Bach, Terry Riley, Jay-Z, The Who, Joshua Redman, Piglet, Philip Glass, Joy Division, Julian Lage, Prince, Alban Berg, Maps & Atlases, Wu-Tang Clan, Keith Jarrett, Rush, This Will Destory You, Antonin Dvorak, Yes, Blink-182, Al Dimeola, Weather Report, Bill Evans, The Disco Biscuits, Niccolo Paganini, Thelonius Monk, John Williams, By the End of Tonight, Aphex Twin, Jaco Pastorius, Franz Liszt, Miles Davis, Steve Reich, Slayer, Notorius B.I.G., Wes Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughan, LTJ Bukem, Chick Corea, Ravi Shankhar, Phish, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Niels-Henning, Goldie, Russian Circles, Tangerine Dream, Shawn Lane, David Bowie, The Mercury Program, Genesis, Pat Metheney, Neil Young, Van Halen, Dixie Dregs, Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles, Japandi, Frank Gambale, Postal Service, Radiohead, I am Robot and am Proud, Jazz Pistols, Tribal Tech, Animal Collective, Stephane Grappelli, U2, Claude Debussy, Incubus, John Cage, Tommy Emmanuel, Taking Back Sunday, Christian McBride, Storm and Stress, Chet Atkins, The Band, Tal Farlow, Talking Heads, Dave Weckl, The Doors, Redneck Manifesto, Johnny Rabb, Global Communication, Dizzy Gillipsie, John Digweed, I.O.U., Victor Wooten, Pat Matheny, LCD Soundsystem, Freddie Hubbard, Ornette Coleman, Frank SInatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Fred V & Graffix, Madeon, Sasha, Nirvana, Kill The Noise, Bone Thugs 'N Harmony, Herbie Hancock, Mike Stern, Tupac, Volta Do Mar, Pele, Tom Petty, Michael Hedges, Brecker Brothers, Frank Zappa, LIFE

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate