SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums.
I've updated a few songs listed. Some of my music is live, a couple are from OLD demo tapes, and a few that I updated, I recorded from backing tracks with all guitars being played by me.
I just added "Rock Steady", which is the original Bad Company vocals, bass and drums. I stripped out original guitars and all guitar parts are me playing.
Also added is an original song recorded by my old bass player when he lived in New York 30 years ago. I stripped out his guitar track and all guitars on that are me playing. The song is "A Place Called Madness".
The "Smokin'" is a guitar backing track of the Boston song, all guitars are me. And "Hysteria" is a guitar backing track where all guitars are me playing.
These additions are not perfect, just me playing around and learning computer recording software, but should give someone an idea of my playing ability.
For years, I was out playing every Friday & Saturday night but my work got in the way and between trying to change careers mid-stream and other issues, I got out of playing with REAL people. Now I finally have the time and energy.
I'm getting back in the mood to want to play with some real people again. I would love to talk with you if you have ideas about playing.
I'm easy to find on the internet. Google searches for my first name and last (Johnson) should put me number one. And email contact is easy. just use my first name AT seabreeze dot net . I mean, seriously, you do see the email address there don't you? If not, click the next to the last picture and look at the bottom.... It's the one that says "You guys rock...."
I'm very versed in many genres of music. My personal preferences are danceable rock (bookable band music), classic rock, basically high-energy rock, not stoner music. What *I* like and what club owners like aren't all the same, but I also enjoy playing what gets the band bookings.
I learn my songs BEFORE band practice; I'm not into wasting the band's time not being prepared. If you like to rock, get in touch. The next to the last photo posted has my contact info. Open it, and look to the bottom right.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 31 2007
- 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:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
80's bands ... classic rock ... anything that doesn't use a fake bass player or drummer; playing music that people can dance to and especially recognize before the singer starts; and equally important - music that gets bookings.
What's in my CD Player in my car? Hmmm.. , "Set List" CD's with stuff from James Gang / Joe Walsh, Keith Urban, Pink Floyd, Black Crowes, Van Halen, Night Ranger, Pat Travers, Who, Robin Trower, Billy Idol, Beatles, Audioslave, Y&T, Eagles, 38 Special, Stones, Ozzy, Cult, Alice Cooper, Rush, Dream Theater, AC/DC, Poison... are you still reading all this.. because I'm just getting started... LOL
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Les Pauls, Strats, BC Rich Bich, Ibanez, Telecasters, Flying V, 335 model, Custom axes... Mesa Boogies ... Hughes & Ketners.... Fender ... Ampeg ... HiWatt ... rack gear ... I have everything from a practice amp to stacks. I can put together a system for any size gig.
La Villa Strangiato - Live
La Villa Strangiato - Live Year: 2001 Album: Live Genre: Classic Rock
This is a live clip of me playing the lead to La Villa Strangiato live at an outdoor gig.
A Place Called Madness
A Place Called Madness Track number: 7 Genre: Classic Rock
This is a song a great friend/bassist recorded in 1992. There's a line "when I was 26, I got my last fix", well, he just turned 56. For his birthday, I stripped the song into stems and replaced all guitars with me playing instead. The song was on a cassette tape, so there was "wow & flutter", volume drops, and even micro seconds missing. But here is the updated version of "A Place Called Madness". Original song by Dom Mamana.
Rock Steady Genre: Classic Rock
All guitars were stripped out by stems and replaced with me playing 2 rhythm tracks, and one track with the fills and lead.
Crazy Train - Live
Crazy Train - Live Year: 2011 Genre: Classic Rock
Crazy Train performed live with Terra Firma band. Recorded by fan on digital camera, so the track quality is pretty poor.
Smokin' - recorded with Guitar Rig v5
Smokin' - recorded with Guitar Rig v5 Year: 2016 Genre: Classic Rock
This is a sample clip. I was playing with some Boston amp sounds in Guitar Rig. All guitars are me.
Hysteria - Recorded w/ Guitar Rig v5
Hysteria - Recorded w/ Guitar Rig v5 Year: 2022 Genre: Classic Rock
Used a guitar backing track. All guitars are me; vocals, bass, drums are all in the backing track.
Roll With the Changes
Roll With the Changes Year: 1996 Album: Demo Tapes Genre: Classic Rock
From an old $200 demo tape.
You May Be Right - Live (Video)
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Enter Sandman - performed with Terra Firma (Video)
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Crazy Train - Terra Firma (Video)
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Man in a Box - Live - Terra Firma (Video)
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Date may be changed if there is a conflict, so check on Facebook or call the club.
After a LONG break, we're ready to rock in Spring!