DreBatista
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Piano, Keyboard, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist, Steel guitar, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Andre (Dre )Batista: NOW Touring in Brazil with the Latin Grammy Winner Beto Lee and the Tv Host and singer Afonso Nigro.

- Electric Guitar, 6 and 12 strings acoustic guitar, slide guitar, lapsteel guitar, and vocals.

- Main musical styles: Funk, Rock, R&B, Soul, Acid Jazz, Blues, Brazilian.

Musician and producer. He began his musical studies on classical guitar at the age of 11.
At 15 years old he started playing the electric guitar, self-taught, moved to São Paulo by the age of 20. Besides playing gigs in nightclubs with different bands, he entered IGT, the biggest music school in Latin America. There, he had classes with the legendary Wander Taffo and work in it's studio.

André worked with many producers and conductors, such as Diogo Poças, Tadeu Patolla and Edgard Poças, composing and recording soundtracks for TV commercials and radio spots.

As a sideman he played with Patricia Coelho, Preta Gil e Beto Lee.

In 2010, André moved to Los Angeles. There he studied at the Musicians Institute, specializing in Funk, Slide, Blues e Acid Jazz and played in local bands like Good Guys In Black, with whom he was invited to play at the Van’s Wrap Summer Tour.
Competing for the Full Ride Musicians Institute Scholarship the video for his composition “Just Wondering” was the most voted in the world.


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Born to play live!

Screen name:
DreBatista
Member since:
Nov 29 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Hendrix, Beatles, Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Nuno Bettencourt, Richie Kotzen, Tower of Power, Eddie Hazel, Black Crowes, James Taylor, Joni Mitchel, Cat Stevens,Yes, Genenis, Rush, Marillion, Jellyfish, Niles Rodgers, Funkadelic, James Brown, Sly and the family Stone, Living Colour, Mourning Widows.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Steel guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Orange. Dr.Z and Mesa Boogie amps, Lots of pedals. 1975 Greco Les Paul, Carvin Les Paul (custom made),1992 Fender floyd rose classic, Carvin 12 strings jumbo, Dobro resonator, 59 Bust clone by Dunamiz, 54 Esquire clone by Dunamiz, 64 Strat clone by Dunamiz.

MUSIC