kevin_stafford
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ABOUT

I am currently playing for The Sons of Britches at the Little Opry Theater in Branson, Missouri.
It's country music, it sucks, but it pays the bills.

Playing music professionally for almost 40 years, I have performed in a diverse range of genres. My experience includes; original and cover bands, composing, recording, orchestra, renaissance festivals, madrigal feasts, community theater, weddings, funerals and praise/worship.

I teach guitar, bass guitar, drums, recorder and sax privately and in classroom format. I also play mandolin, mandola, bouzouki and recently started playing cello.

I am married to Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense & Medieval Romance author, KP Stafford.

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Screen name:
kevin_stafford
Member since:
Mar 24 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

BANDS:
Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Dio, Rainbow, WASP, King Diamond, Accept, Cinderella, Scorpions, early Iron Maiden and many more '70s and '80s rock bands. More current bands like; HIM, Entwine, Disturbed, AFI, Kamelot and Nightwish. Other influences are medieval and renaissance era music, Celtic and string ensemble.

PLAYERS:
Geezer Butler, Fran Sheehan, Dennis Dunaway, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, Ritchie Blackmore, Scott Gorham, Ted Nugent, Ace Frehley, Bill Ward, Cozy Powell, Clive Burr, Ian Paice and many others.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Cello:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

GUITARS:
Ibanez RG321
Epiphone SG
Fender CG7 Classical
B.C. Rich BCR3 Acou/Elec
Luna Fauna Acou/Elec

GUITAR AMPLIFIER:
Crate G120C-XL Stereo

PEDALS:
Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion
Boss DD-6 Stereo Delay
Boss CH-1 Stereo Chorus

BASSES:
Epiphone EB-3
Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision
Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz

BASS AMPLIFIER:
Peavey Mark III 400 series (1978)
Fender 4x10 cabinet

DRUMS:
Tama Imperialstar (5-Piece)
Meinl and additional Sabian cymbals

P.A. SYSTEM:
Gear One PA2400 8 Ch. 800w stereo mixer
Peavey M-2600 Power Amp.
Peavey CS400 Power Amp.
2 - Kustom KPC15 speakers with stands
3 - Kustom KPC10M monitors
2 - Shure SM58 microphones
1 - Shure SM57 microphone
4 - microphone stands

OTHER INSTRUMENTS:
Yamaha recorders (Sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor)
Buffet "Super Dynaction" tenor saxophone
Florea cello
Rogue mandolin