mjsmusicworks
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano.

ABOUT

Michael James, aka MJ, is a gifted guitarist & musician, playing professionally for the last 36 years. He began playing guitar at age 15, formally trained at Fullerton College as well as Musician's Institute in Hollywood. Michael also studied privately for 5 years at the infamous Musonia school of Music, of Randy Rhoads fame, in North Hollywood, CA. He played the L.A. club circuit during the 80's, while being one of the most sought after guitar teachers in Southern California, often averaging over 70 students per week. In 1994 a series of dramatic events changed his life and musical career forever, and for the last 25 years Michael has been a full-time Worship Pastor. In the late 90's he was the International Product Specialist for Line6, has been a demonstrator, performer and buyer at NAMM shows for 35 years. Today, Michael continues to lead worship every Sunday, privately tutor dozens of students, and work as a cue writer for several television shows. In the midst of all his musical endeavors Michael still finds time to tour with the national rock act D'Molls.

Screen name:
mjsmusicworks
Member since:
Feb 19 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

God, Classic Rock, Rock, Metal, 80's Hair Bands, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Sykes, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Mandolin:
Expert
Ukulele:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fractal Audio AxeFXIII/FC-6, Matrix GT1000FX Power Amps, Matrix NL212 Cabs, Marshal 1960A Cabs, Shure Wireless Guitar and IEM's, Endorsed by Anderson Guitarworks, Taylor Guitars, Gold Tone Instruments, Elixir Strings, Dunlop Pics, Mogami Cables, Schaller Electronics