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ABOUT

Guitarist (31 years) with 20 years experience of intense guitar playing (including 10 years on bass, which made me rhythmically a stronger guitarist). My live experience ranges from triphop to gospel to rock for audiences over 1000 people. Originally from Europe, emigrated to the US in February 2011.

Some info:
1995-2000 Lead guitarist in different pop/rockbands, played at several festivals, etc..
2002-2005: Alternative rock (bass). We got offered a contract by an independent label based on the songs I wrote
2007: Triphop-band (bass)
2008-2010: Funk/soulband Pilot Insp, check out professionally recorded live-vids, first column on the left (guitar)

2011:
* February: forming Police-on-Steroids = JuJu-stitch > .bandmix/juju-stitch (three studio samples)
* April: Performing three songs at a sit-in with the soul/funk Chris Collat Band (check out blue-ish vid, from 5:28s on in the right column) including their just released single 'I Will'.

Screen name:
Bouwe
Member since:
May 27 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

My sound is a mixture of my influences: Andy Summers, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, John Frusciante, Van Hunt, Erik Krasno. I can sound very agressive and funky, but also smooth and tasteful jazzy. I am a skilfull solo and rhythm guitarist with (if required) a very open and experimental edge.

To pick up interesting sounds to form my sonic picture I also listen intensively to artists/bands not being guitarists per se: Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder (and a lot others in the Motown period), Weather Report, Gorillaz, Outkast, The Roots, Steve Coleman and Marc Carey.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

G&L ASAT De Luxe (Telecaster on steroids), Mesa Boogie Studio 22 and analogue FX (delay, modulation, pitch shifting, synthesizer, wah/envelopers).

Email me, we'll talk.
b.f.gall@ gmail.com

MUSIC