bwd1954
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

Professional Bassist/Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter (ASCAP) and a member of the Georgia Music Industry Association (GMIA) with live performance and studio experience

I am originally from the city that gave the world the "Philly Sound", American Bandstand, Hall & Oates, and jazz greats like
McCoy Tyner and Stanley Clarke. Music and entertainment are as natural to me as breathing. My grandparents were involved in
show business on both the performing and business ends and they passed on their knowledge and expertise to me while I was still in training pants.
By the age of six, I was studying piano. I later added guitar and bass to my repertoire by the age of ten and began playing professionally by
the age of eleven.
In July of 1985, came the opportunity of a lifetime — I was recruited to work on the team that was helping to put together the largest and
most historic benefit concert the world had ever witnessed — Live Aid. It was there I got to meet one of the music business' most successful,
experienced, and consummately professional rock promoters — Mr. Bill Graham. It was a defining moment that changed the course of my life.
Many gigs, bands, and years later, I graduated top of his class at The Charles Morris Price School where I received my Certificate in Advertising,
Marketing, and Public Relations and graduated at the top of my class. I then went on to get my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from
Temple University. In 1991, I was accepted into the Organizational Dynamics program at the University of Pennsylvania where I studied
business management, strategic planning, and the art and science of negotiations.
Despite years of experience in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations and Information Technology, music and entertainment
have always been my first and true passion. When I saw my chance to meld all of my past work experiences into a clearly defined career path,
I took the risk and made the move. Through a set of circumstances which brought me full circle back to my first love in life, I made a
determination to move out of the background of supporting artists as a musician and move center stage into the limelight and perform my own material.
I have performed in the Southeast to audiences in Macon, Atlanta, and Nashville!
I am in the process of building my web presence in order to reach more of my audience. It is a work in progress and it allows me to
look forward to every day with a renewed energy and vitality.

Screen name:
bwd1954
Member since:
Dec 30 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Various

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Rigs and instruments are all professional quality and stage ready