East Valley Metal and Hard Rock


Drums, Vocalist - Tenor.


Guitarist/songwriter working on originals. Seeking similarly influenced musicians, particularly a vocalist, to bring my songs to life.

Mid/upper-mid range singing voice is desirable, as is a strong command of melody, harmony, pitch, mood, and vibrato.

Your style and sound are reminiscent of singers like Glenn Hughes, Tony Martin, Steve Grimmett, Guy Speranza, Rhett Forrester, Rob Halford, Mike Howe, Zak Stevens, Robin McAuley, Marc Storace, Paul DiAnno and Paul Shortino, to name a few. (If you're too young to remember these names, please google them and listen to samples from their heyday to get an idea of what I'm after). Power, passion and precision with a little soul and grit.

40-something-plus pros and semi-pros who still have both a good voice and good health are definitely welcome.

In case you get a "must become a Premier Member to contact" message, try e-mailing me at gb_trader at yah-hoo dot com. (This site recognizes common e-mail domain names and automatically removes them even when you try to phonetically spell your e-mail address out, so hope you can figure out the actual address).

Screen name:
East Valley Metal and Hard Rock
Member since:
Feb 20 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Bands: Early Rush, Riot (not Quiet Riot), Triumph, UFO, MSG, Thin Lizzy, Saxon, Scorpions, Accept, Dio-era Black Sabbath, Savatage, `80s Queensryche (DeGarmo era and some LaTorre era)

Guitarists: Michael Schenker, Wolf Hoffmann, Warren DeMartini, Gary Moore, Adrian Smith

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Guitars: USA Jackson Randy Rhoads RR-1, Jackson Dinky 2, USA Fender Strat, Yamaha EG112C (cheap but sounds and plays great)

Amps: Mesa Dual Rectifier, MosValve

Pre-amp: Rocktron Chameleon

Cabinets: Marshall 1960 Classic 4x12 (with 25-watt Celestion greenbacks),