Manolian
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Started playing guitar at age 14, inspired by Jeff Beck , Eric Clapton with John Mayall and the bluesbreakers, Cream,Mike Bloomfield,and Jimi Hendrix .In 1975 started playing locally in the south Florida area with funk and R&B group"Funktion",and later,various other local bands. During this time got more into Fusion and Jazz inspired by Al DiMeola,John McLaughlin,and Pat Martino.In 1977 started studying classical guitar with Tom Bertch ,and about a year later with Juan Mercadal at the University of Miami . In the early 80's worked with the Javier Oliva latin band,In 1991 I got involved in working with the Film industry and worked up to 2003 in many a TV films and commercials as part of the sound crew.Mid 90's worked with Manny Lopez at Lario's on the beach house band. In 2005 traveled to Shanghai ,China to work as Film sound mixer ("Shanghai Red") ,then wrote ,and recorded 4 songs which are featured in the Mar de Oro production of the Film "Shanghai Red",released in 2006.Currently working club dates ,composing,and recording.

Screen name:
Manolian
Member since:
Oct 13 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
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

Jeff Beck,Eric Clapton,Jimi Hendrix,Mike Bloomfield,Roy Buchanan,Danny Gatton,Pat Martino,John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell,Alan Holdsworth,Wes Montgomery,Jack Wilkins,Tony Purrone,John Scofield,Larry Carlton,Mike Stern,Steve Khan,Scott Henderson,Eric Johnson,Al DiMeola,Robben Ford,Bill Connors,Angel Romero,Tom Bertch,Juan Mercadal, Paco DeLucia,Vicente Amigo,Gerardo Nuñez. Johann Sebastian Bach,Heitor Villa-Lobos,Ludwig Van Beethoven,Igor Starvinsky,Bela Bartok,Manuel De Falla,Enrique Granados,Isaac Albeñiz,Chick Corea,Gary Burton,John Maddox,Miles Davis,Jaco Pastorius,Pablo Casals, Yo Yo Ma,Janos Starker. Egberto Gismonti,Baden Powell,Tata Guines,Carlos"Patato" Valdez,Poncho Sanchez,Daniel Ponce,Mongo Santamaria.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert

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