Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Electronic Music.


I've created a collection of moods and song progressions that have run through my head all my life. Lovely to be able to "write" them down using Ableton Live.

I perform all the guitar parts (on mostly Ibanez JS (2450/1CR), Strandberg Boden Metal and Prog (Neck Thrus), plus a Kiesel Osiris 6X. All are processed directly thru a Fractal Audio AXE FX III. I also "play" most keyboard parts using a small Roland JD-Xi mini-synth or via Ableton Synth VST plug-ins (Omnisphere, Trilian, and Serum for most).

I use mostly the Addictive Drums 2 plug in for percussion, their mega-supply of rhythms and beats are the inspiration for most songs, love! I started out in Jr High playing drums for a few years, but the draw to guitar was too strong and I never became very drum proficient...electronic it is then! Cheers

P.S. chrisAngela is a combining of my name and my beloved wife's, her first love was ballet, mine guitar (to include my first guitar, a Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty). The pic is the album art from Peter Frampton's "Hummingbird in a Box: Songs for a Ballet", a 7 song set inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet. It just seemed too perfect:-)

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Member since:
Aug 30 2015
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Musical influences include (the first two are primary, the rest in no particular order*) The Beatles*, Joe Satriani*, Guthrie Govan, Devin Townsend, Mark Lettieri, Andy James, Plini, McRocklin, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Pat Travers, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Ronnie Montrose, Jimmy Page, John Petrucci, Alex Lifeson, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Morse, Flea, Donald Fagen, Dave Grohl, Andy Summers, bt, Deadmau5, The Edge, David Gilmour... just to name a few:-) They're all my musical heroes!

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2021 Kiesel Osiris 6X, 2020 Strandberg Boden Prog (Neck Thru), 2020 Strandberg Boden Metal (Neck Thru), 2019 Ibanez JS1CR (Chrome Boy), 2016 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom, 2015 Ibanez JS2450 MCP (Muscle Car Purple), Ibanez AEF30E (Acoustic/Electric), 1948 Gibson ES300, Fractal Audio Ax-Fx III Amp Modeler/Multi Effects Unit, Fractal Audio FM3 (Backup), Atomic CLR FRFR Amplifier x 2 (for stereo use), 1998 Marshall JCM2000 w/JCM 900 Lead 1960B 4x12 Cab,1 Eventide H9 MAX, Digitech SY-300 Guitar Synth, Dunlop DVP3 Volume/Expression Pedal, Mission Engineering EP-25 Aero Expression Pedal, Ebow Plus (Electronic Bow), Pedaltrain Classic 2 Pedal Board, Roland RD-300NX Keyboard, Roland JD-Xi Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer, Traynor K4 Keyboard Amp, Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 DI (Digital Interface), and Ableton Live 11 Suite (w/Omnisphere 2.6, Trilian, Serum, Arturia 7 Collection, Massive, KORG Gadgets, AD2 plugins), Push 2, M-Audio Keystation 49 MIDI Controller.