Michael Martinez
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

Guitarist / Bassist / Vocalist: Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, R&B, Latin, Bossa Nova, Samba, Soul, Pop, Classic Rock, Alternative, Americana, Country, Folk, World

Available for performance and studio

violao (at) [CableCompany] (dot) net
206.618.2674

Screen name:
Michael Martinez
Member since:
Oct 29 2004
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Brasilian:
Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, Caetano Velsoso, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Rosa Passos, Jorge Ben, César Camargo Mariano, Romero Lubambo, Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Eliana Elias, Elis Regina, Jair Rodrigues, Joyce, Joao Bosco

Jazz: Miles Davis, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Joey DeFrancesco, Joe Pass, Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cassandra Wilson, Martin Taylor, Blossom Dearie, Diana Krall, Esperanza Spalding, Jaco Pastorius, Mose Allison, Nat King Cole, Weather Report, Count Basie, Leni Stern, Pat Metheny, George Benson

Pop:
The Beatles, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Rickie Lee Jones, Santana, Earth, Wind & Fire

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars:
Ibanez GB10-NT George Benson archtop
Guitar Research JX17N archtop
Ibanez PF-300 NT Les Paul
Ibanez AR-305AV Artist
Ibanez AM-205AV Artist semi-acoustic
Ibanez Prestige RG Series 7-string
Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop - 60th Anniversary model
Decca [Teisco] DM-102
Lotus Stratocaster
Bryant 'Michael' (custom)
Yamaha CG Series classical
Emilio Rios classical (Bolivian)
1971 DiGiorgio classical (Brasilian)
Eastman HE422CE Grand Auditorium steel string acoustic
Taylor Baby BT1 steel string acoustic
Cuatro (Venezualan) acoustic
Pengua Quinto (Mexican) acoustic

Basses:
Fender Jazz Bass
Fender Precision Bass (fretted)
Fender Precision Bass (fretless)
Danelectro 6-String Bass

Microphones:
Sennheiser e835
Sennheiser C214
Shure SM-58
Shure SM-57
Shure SM-78
Shure BG 4.0 (2)
Shure Unidyne III 545 (3)
Peavey PVM38
AKG C214

Backline:
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Hotrod Deluxe
Fender Mustang II
Fender Champ 12
Gallien-Krueger Bass Amps
Mark Bass F1 Bass Amplifier
Augilar GS Bass Cab

Processors:
Digitech ValveFX Preamp
L.R. Baggs Preamp
Rane AP13 Preamplifier
Alesis Wedge Reverb
Alesis QuadraVerb
Alesis 3630 Compressors
Alesis M-EQ 230 graphic equalizers
Symetrix 501 Compressor/ Limiter
Yamaha NE1 Parametric EQ
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9
Boss DS-1
JOYO JF-09 Tremolo
Boss Octave OC-2
Vox Wah-Wah Pedal
TC Electronic RPT-1 Nova Repeater
MXR Micro Amp

Sound Reinforcement:
Mackie 1401-VLZ mixer
Mackie 1202 mizer
QSC PLX-3402
QSC USA-850
Behringer Europower 2000 Powered Mixer
Behringer Xynex 802 Mixer
JBL SR-4722 Speakers
Warfedale SVXP10 Speakers
Electro-Voice EV FM-1202ER Monitors

Percussion:
Pandeiro
Tamborim
Egyptian Doumbek
Jingle Rings
Cabasa
Agogo Bells
Triangle
Raul Brasilian Timba
Shakers & Maracas

MUSIC