SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.
I have a B.A. Degree in Humanities/Fine Arts with areas of concentration in music, art, and English. My parents were both music teachers, so you could say music is in my DNA! My dad taught me violin when I learned to walk. I took piano lessons for a summer as a youngster at UTEP. But I am mostly self-taught on keyboards, listening to Ray Charles and plunking around on my mom's Steinway grand piano, or playing around on the upright in either of their music classrooms. I studied cello in El Paso, Texas, then at Interlochen summer music camp in Michigan, and then at a music school in Germany. (Schweinfurt Musikschule). While living in El Paso, I also sang with the El Paso Boys' Choir. (My mother was the assistant choir director.) I taught myself guitar in high school back in the '80's. I've played keyboards and guitar with soul, top-40, blues, rock, and heavy metal bands. I'm looking to put together a classic rock band focusing on hits of the 70's, 80's, and 90's to gig locally.
Note: All of my songs are copyrighted and I am a member of ASCAP.
My song "Hot Touch" showcases my guitar playing and song-writing skills. It's a pretty straight forward blues-based rock song with a key change in the guitar solo to change things up a bit. The recording is in the "heavy metal" style, though my current style is more "rock" than "heavy metal" as I'm toning down the distortion. My 1986 demo of this song won an honorable mention award from the 1987 TDK/Billboard Songwriters' Contest. Eddie Van Halen was one of the judges! (You can see a photo of the award in the photos section.) I'm looking for a guitarist that can play the rhythm guitar part, which is basically just bar chords.
"Lifeblood - Impaler" is a graphic novel of the mind. Based loosely on the Dracula myth of "Vlad, the Iimpaler," it recounts the rise, fall, and redemption of an underdog character "Alden, the Impaler," and his partner, "Vulcan Drakul," a dragon who had been hibernating in wait of a prophesied fallen hero who would call upon him to serve mankind and the greater good. The song's hard-driving and has some great harmonizing guitars.
"Once and Future King" is based upon the Arthurian novel of the same name by T. H. White. It's another hard-driving song with some great 2- and 3-part guitar harmonies! I consider this to be my "Magnum Opus."
I wrote "Flame of Love" directly after 9/11. It captures my feeling at the time and is a tribute to the fallen. It can be modified and/or arranged as a soft-rock ballad.
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- Member since:
- Apr 05 2016
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Neal Schon, Alex Lifeson, Adrian Smith, Jan Hammer, Ray Charles, Rush, Scorpions, Journey, Deep Purple, 80's rock.
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Roland RD-700 keyboard, Roland Juno DS61 synthesizer, Fender Stratocaster Pro Top, Washburn MG40 guitar, Epiphone Les Paul Pro Top FX guitar, Yamaha Pacifica 012DLX guitar, Fender Squire Telecaster, Fender Squire Jazz bass guitar, Ibanez Talman electric/acoustic guitar, Marshall DSL40C combo guitar amp, Crate Palamino V32 tube guitar amp, Alesis Surge E-drum kit, Sure SM57 mic, Sennheiser vocal mic, Roland KC-100 4-channel keyboard/vocal amp, Polk Audio 50 Watt PA with 2 wireless mics.
Hot Touch Genre: Metal
Lifeblood - Impaler
Lifeblood - Impaler
This is a song about a mythical character named "Alden," who is given the gift of eternal life by the gods for his victories in battle. His vanity goes to his head and he is banished to the underworld. There, he meets a hibernating dragon named "Vulcan Drakul." Together, they defeat Cerberus, the guard-dog of hell, and rise again, racing against the sun, to vanquish the foes of mankind. It's a graphic novel of the mind!
Once and Future King
Once and Future King Genre: Metal
My "Magnum Opus." This is a song about the mythical hero of English history, King Arthur Pendragon. It's based on the novel of the same name by T.H. White.
Flame of Love
Flame of Love Year: 2001
I wrote this song after September 11, 2001. It captures my feelings at the moment, and represents a commemoration of the tragic event and of those who lost their lives.