kevin_stafford
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ABOUT

Hailing from Camden, Arkansas, I've been playing music professionally for over 40 years and have performed in a diverse range of genres.
My experience includes; original and cover bands, composing, recording, renaissance festivals, madrigal feasts, community theater, orchestra, weddings, funerals and praise/worship. Most recently, I spent over two years (over 500 shows!) performing with the Sons of Britches show at the Little Opry Theater in Branson, Missouri. I'm hoping to find some serious musicians who want to tour or at least stay very busy. I don't want a day job, do you?

Bass is my strongest instrument, but I'm flexible. I'm sober, drug-free, and I show up for rehearsals ready to gig. I'm very good at what I do. If you're not, please don't waste my time.

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

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

You can find me here . . .
kevin-stafford dot weebly dot com
FB dot com slash kevinguitarstafford

Screen name:
kevin_stafford
Member since:
Mar 24 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

BANDS:
I grew up on bands like; Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Dio, WASP, King Diamond, Judas Priest, Accept, Scorpions, early Iron Maiden and many more '70s and '80s rock bands. These days I'm listening to bands like; Soilwork, HIM, AFI, Entwine, Black Veil Brides, Maryann Cotton, Kamelot, Disturbed, Nightwish and Sanctuary. Other influences are medieval and renaissance era music, Celtic and string ensemble.

PLAYERS:
Geezer Butler, Bob Daisley, Hal Patino, Timi Hansen, Greg Smith, Fran Sheehan, Steve Harris, Scott Gorham, Frank Marino, Ace Frehley, Ritchie Blackmore, Bill Ward, Cozy Powell, Clive Burr, Ian Paice and many others.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

GUITARS:
Ibanez RG321
Epiphone SG
Fender CG7 Classical

GUITAR AMPLIFIER:
Crate G120C-XL Stereo Chorus

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

BASSES:
Jackson JS2 Concert
Epiphone EB-3
Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz

BASS AMPLIFIER:
Peavey Mark III 400 series
Peavey 4x10 cabinet

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

OTHER INSTRUMENTS:
Yamaha recorders (Sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor)