erik1398914
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Lead guitarist for Chicago based metal/hard rock band FOOLS' BREW. Toured the Midwest and South for the past 4 years playing multiple cities/venues in 10 states and opened for several National Acts.
Studied/have a degree in music education from Illinois State University and received multiple scholarships for trumpet performance. Performed in countless band, orchestra, brass quintet, jazz (full band and combo), marching band, and solo concerts during my time at ISU.
I've studied classical and jazz for almost 20 years and have been playing guitar in bands for about 12 years. Looking primarily for studio work and to fill in for gigs when needed on both guitar and trumpet. Open to any and all genres though primary focus is metal/rock/blues.

Screen name:
erik1398914
Member since:
Sep 06 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Guitar - Pantera, Lamb of God, Rage Against the Machine, Killswitch Engage, Slipknot, Metallica (Dimebag Darrell, Mark Morton, Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett, Jim Root, Adam Dutkiewicz)

Trumpet - Wayne Bergeron, Philip Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Chris Martin, Amy Gilreath

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Trumpet:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitar - currently own 2 PRS SE Torero guitars with EMG 81/85 active pick ups and Floyd Rose bridge. Use a Marshall JCM 2000 DSL head with Mesa 2x12 cabinet. Have multiple pedals including Digitech 5th Gen Whammy, wah, solo boost, and custom built delay.

Trumpet - Yamaha Custom Z Bb and Bach Stradivarius C with straight, cup, harmon, and plunger mutes.

MUSIC