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Dan Ortega Lead Guitar:
Dan is always chasing that tone. He's been playing the guitar since the late 1980s and playing the Chicago Music Scene since the late 1990s. In 2009 he got the honor of playing with Mike Stone (former Queensrÿche guitarist 2003-2009) at a couple of events.
Dan is heavily influenced by Eddie Van Halen and has played musical goodness from Van Helen to Chuck Berry to Tom Morello and many many genres in between. Dan can be found on the right side of the stage either making musical goodness with his fingers on his guitars, talking through the talkbox, singing backup vocals, and sometime all of the above.
Dan is currently playing an array of Van Halen guitars through a FJA Modified 5150 Wet/Dry/Wet Stereo Rig with various goodies.
If not found rocking with The Antidote or Alt Theory, Dan can be found winning races, setting track records around the country, and or racing Pro AMA Superbikes.
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- Member since:
- Aug 27 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Chuck Berry, Alex Lifeson, Albert King, John Petrucci, BB King, SRV, Tom Morello, Mike Einziger, Tommy Shaw, Jeff Watson, Brad Gillis, Steve Lukather, Richie Sambora, George Lynch, Billy Gibbons, Jerry Cantrell, Slash, C.C. Deville, Eric Clapton, Randy Rhoades, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Steve Clark, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, and many many more over the years.
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- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
EVH guitars (music man and peavey)
Peavey 5150 Head (FJA Modded)
TC Electronics G Force
Boss (many different pedals)
DigiTech Whammy Pedal
and much much more.
Panama-Impromptu Cover Antidote
Panama-Impromptu Cover Antidote Genre: Rock
I'm playing with the Antidote and this was kind of an impromptu cover. Had some requests at this show so we busted out a little Van Halen.
Teaser from Durty Nellies. (I was playing in the Antidote for this recording)
Teaser from Durty Nellies. (I was playing in the Antidote for this recording) Track number: 1 Year: 2008 Album: live Genre: Cover/Tribute
This is a teaser (parts of a few different songs from when we played at Durty Nellies Nov 2008) Runaway Bon Jovi When you close your eyes Night Ranger U + Ur Hand Pink Unchained Van Halen Lead Guitar - (me) Dan Ortega Lead Vocals - Tim Fritz Drums backup vocals - Dave Ortega Bass backup Vocals - Alex Misurelli Back up Vocals - Meech
Don't Stop Believing (My Neal Schon Impression)
Don't Stop Believing (My Neal Schon Impression) Track number: 2 Year: 2008 Album: live Genre: Cover/Tribute
We're playing at Durty Nellies and Jason Mast is belting out his version of Steve Perry!! I'm on guitar.