Larry J
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ABOUT

I am currently the lead guitarist for THE BELAIRS SHOW BAND here in Cincinnati. The Belairs are a Las Vegas style show group playing 1950s, 1960s and some 1970s music, complete with costumes and choreography. The Belairs feature four-part "street corner" harmony, humorous entertainment with audience participation, and dynamic impersonations of the great oldies stars of the past. The Show includes tributes to Roy Orbison, Dion, Dusty Springfield, Billy Joe Royal, Jackie Wilson, Tom Jones, Leslie Gore and many more favorites from the past,

Please contact me if you are in need of an additional guitarist or replacement lead guitarist or just a sub for one or two shows if your guitarist is sick. I have 50+ years experience (I have played around the world (literally) in a Navy band, I have produced CD's, played almost every kind of venue from private parties, to bars/clubs to large events) so I have some experience (some of which I would not want to repeat (smile). I know my instrument quite well and can either copy a song or improvise it as we see fit for the group and the sound we are trying to achieve.

Screen name:
Larry J
Member since:
Nov 19 2010
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Bad Company, Foreigner, Eagles, Joe Walsh, Led Zepplin, Janis Joplin, Kelly Ritchie, Tracey Chapman, The Beatles, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cold Sweat, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Etta James, Joe Cocker, Buddy Guy, Eagles, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Santana. Actually just about anything and everything I have ever heard has influenced me in some form or fashion.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

GUITARS: Fender Stratocaster (American), Fender Telecaster (American), Gibson Nighthawk, Gibson Flying V (original 1967), Gibson Les Paul Custom (1982), Fender precission Bass.

AMPS: Fender Blues Man (reissue) Tube Amp, Peavey 212 Amp, Fender BXR Bass Amp. For small gigs Peavey 208 and for smaller gigs, my pedal board (with XLR Connection) and Behringer Eurolive B205 (perfect for a small bar).

OTHER:
- P.A.: Peavey XR684F PA Head, 2 Peavey speakers and speaker stands
- Yamaha Alto Sax

MUSIC