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My greatest strength is my songwriting, but a close second is electric lead/rhythm guitar which is what I'm mostly known for. My lead voice is unique.....best for alternative and Americana.
I gig sometimes doing covers as an acoustic guitarist/singer. Most recently, I've been touring with the "Just Imagine" show (a John Lennon tribute) for the last three years, but that show only plays sporadically.
My ideal is to create a musical group where there are multiple, featured lead vocalists to create (ala The Band, Beach Boys, Beatles) doing original music. OR, I'm simply available to gig doing just about any style of music as long as it's done up to professional standards. Cover bands, tribute bands are fine. Admittedly, I'm 64 years old, but I'm in good shape and can pass for being much younger. I've still got a lot to say musically.
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- Member since:
- Oct 15 2018
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
Songwriting influences.....I write catchy, strong melodies so 60's/70's music and Broadway would be my main influences.
As an guitarist,I'm more blues and rock player than jazz or country. As a young man, I played in power trios, but I've long since steered away from that flashy thing and really go for trying to just play tasty stuff.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
Fender Strat, Martin steel string acoustic, Gibson SG-style Les Paul
Rivera Venus 5 amp
Fade to Light
Fade to Light Year: 2018 Genre: Rock
Not really representative of guitar playing as much as songwriting. That's me on vocals on my song here. It's just a quickie demo. It's the kind of song I like to write.
In the Shadows
In the Shadows Year: 2005 Genre: Country
Really more country rock. Demo singer Phil Bardowell. My song, I'm playing all the guitars.
For Us There's Never Goodbye
For Us There's Never Goodbye Year: 2005 Genre: Rock
Dave Kopatz demo singer on my song(which has been rewritten and much improved since). Example of more laid back guitar.
Chain Reaction Year: 2005 Genre: Classic Rock
Phil Bardowell demo singer on my song. Harder guitar style.
Have You Seen How You Shine Tonight?
Have You Seen How You Shine Tonight? Year: 2017 Genre: Americana
Me on vocal. Lyrics since rewritten.
We're Just Dancing
We're Just Dancing Year: 2017 Genre: Rock
Tim Piper vocals on my song. I'm playing the guitars on this demo.