Guy Somers
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

Guy is a Southwest Iowa musician, teacher, speaker, organizational & talent consultant. He teaches guitar, bass and ukulele. His musical journey started in metal and classical guitar then led to blues, R&B, contemporary Christian, and world music influences. Career highlights:

Accompanied:

> Jonathan Martin (Grammy-Nominated)
> Will McFarlane (of Grammy-Winner, Bonnie Raitt)
> Rebecca Kia (of Grammy-Winner, Manheim Steamroller)

Studied:

> With 2005 Grammy-Winner, Mark Hanson
> With 2013 Emmy-Winner, Billy McLaughlin
> At Southern Missiouri State
> At the Cincinnati College-Conservatory

Trained:

> The hard rock act - Bad Authority, Iowa State Fair Grandstand opening night, 2018. Also opened for 20+ world famous acts.

> 950+ musicians and personally coached 49 performing musicians. Mentored 14 artists/bands to the pro level.

> Guitarists for 1st & 2nd place winners of the 2014 Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Battle of the Bands

Other:

> Contemporary Worship Leader, 1985 to 2013

> 2009 & 2010 Iowa's Got Talent Finalist

> Technical Editor, Guitar Exercises For Dummies, 2009

> B.A., Theological Studies, Minor in Counseling

Screen name:
Guy Somers
Member since:
Oct 22 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

> J.S. Bach
> Phil Keaggy
> Howard Morgen
> Randy Rhoads
> David Wilcox
> Movie soundtracks

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

> Taylor acoustics with custom Barbera soloist multi-tranducer bridges installed

> Fishman SA330X Combo Plus Performance System w/ Channel Expander and Subwoofer. Also, Fishman Loudbox Performer amplifier.

> TC Helicon Voice Live 3 Extreme

> Mogami platinum cables

> Complete world percussion setup