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I am a very well known guitarist from the Knoxville Tennessee music scene spanning the early 80's to the present, working the club scene and recording tons of original material in the recording studios as well as performing live shows with the large number of hair metal, arena rock and progressive techno rock bands, musicians, and groupies, who comandeered the Knoxville / Slyman's sex, drugs, and rock n roll music scene. During the last Decade I saw a huge potential for success as the demand for high spirited, good time panty dropping arena rock anthems and iconic hair metal hits were being neglected by every "band" on the scene as they opted to anesthetize the masses with fist pumping anthems such as Wagon Wheel (pumping a fist to the balls, because it was always that painful to sit through) ????????, as well as the fact that the same musicians came to their own gigs and actually performed wearing the same smock they wore all day long at their Wal-mart job, so I grabbed my top tier musician friends, grabbed my Les Paul, grew out our hair, threw on size 30"x32" skinny jeans, bandanas and spandex, amassed a set list of hit hair metal songs that no band dared try to cover and we performed them note for note, while delivering visually entertaining stage shows mimicking the concerts that astounded us at the Civic Colosseum 30 years earlier and it was a monster success. We packed the most coveted clubs & venues and collected thousands of dollars performing every weekend for years. We became one of the most sought after performing acts that ever worked the local and regional scene. Oh yeah, and the chicks would offer us crazy as Hell acts of decadence to show their appreciation and support for our band, the music no other bands really covered, and the party that came with the whole scene.

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Member since:
Apr 07 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


White Lion, Great White, White Snake, Motley Crue, Warrant, Skid Row, BonJovi, Slaughter, GnR, Pantera, Metallica, Ozzy & Randy Rhoads, Ozzy & Jake E.Lee, Night Ranger, Poison, Def Leppard, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, and we even cranked out hair metal versions of songs like Sultans Of Swing / Dire Straits, Phone Booth / Robert Cray, along with several other songs that became fist pumping anthem worthy once the main riff / hook was cranked through an 8' tall overdriven tube amp

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Red Charvel Strat loaded with Seymour Duncan's, a Floyd Rose double locking term bridge's, and custom CTS Electronics, Green Drop and Orange Drop Mylar Capacitors,
A Mick Mars Fender Strat loaded also with Seymour Duncan's, a Floyd Rose bridge and FU Big Brass Tone Block Upgrade, and high quality electronics, an Epi-Les Paul Standard moddified with high output open coil Gibson Humbucker Pickups.
My rig is a custom 6x12 Beast consisting of a 4x12 Peavey Cabinet with a 2x12 Behringer V-Tone Combo Amplifier entirely powered by a DC 12volt Inverse Op-Amp that delivers an individual positive DC Voltage to both the positive side of the combined 8ohm load as well as a positive DC Voltage to the negative side of the 8 ohm load, but 180° out of phase with each other giving the amp an incredible 3-D sound.