SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

mcbridesongs at geemail dot com

I started playing guitar roughly 25 years ago when I received a Fender Strat from my uncle as a Confirmation gift. It wasn't until few years later when I started getting serious. This was due to the discovery of Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. The instrumental path led me to Jason Becker, Shane Lane, Al Dimeola and the rest of the "Shredder players." And of course 8-10 hours a day practicing!

I was formally trained through private lessons in NY and at the Cultural Arts School in Syosset, NY. After High School, I was accepted to Berklee in Boston. However, I decided to take a different path in college (Computer Science). Fast Forward 25 years, I'm now back into recording and playing. Throughout the years, I never stopped playing, but family and life took priority.

That's it. Feel free to connect. I love meeting new musicians especially with the possibility of collaborating.

Screen name:
Daniel McBride
Member since:
May 26 2020
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Influences (Way too Many to List but here's a few) -
Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker; Joe Satriani; Steve Vai; Paul Gilbert; Marty Friedman; Shawn Lane; Al Dimeola; John McLaughlin; Van Halen; Darren Housholder; Vinnie Moore; Segovia; Mozart; Bach; Vivaldi; Paganini; Dream Theater; Rush; King Diamond; Death, MGLA, Necrophagist, As I Lay Dying, Misfits; Iron Maiden; Agalloch; Billy Ocean; Billy Joel; Elton John; Eric Johnson; Soundgarden; NIN; Tears for Fears.......so many more!!!

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate

MUSIC