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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.

ABOUT

Thomas Murphy has been a professional musician for 34 years.He has been teaching guitar for 26 years.Thomas started teaching at Skip's Music in Sacramento ,after a few years Thomas moved to Los Angeles and started teaching at Musicians Depot and doing private house calls.Thomas maintained a clientele of more than 70 students,among some of Thomas students were Tito Jackson (The Jackson 5), Kayley Kiyoko (Lemonade Mouth) and the kids of Eddie Money,Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Wayne Gretzky.

Playing for 30 years Thomas has studied with Tommy Leavitt (Wynch), Greg Williams, Henry Robinnette,
Ross Bolton (Al Jarreau),Ted Greene. At the age of 20 Thomas attended and graduated from Musicianâ??s Institute in Hollywood, CA.There he got to study and play with greats such as Robben Ford, Paul Gilbert, Keith Wyatt, Jennifer Batten, Allen Hinds and many more.
Thomas has been playing around Los Angeles in a Funk,Soul cover band called Soul Tribe, he also plays around town in a classic rock cover band called Eighty Below.Thomas is currently recording his solo cd with Greg Bissonette (Ringo Starr), Matt Bissonette (Rick Springfield, Joe Satriani), Roger Smith (Tower of Power) and Ross Bolton (Al Jarreau)
since returning to Sacramento he has played with a variety of different bands Playing all kinds of different music.

Screen name:
mojokat1
Member since:
Mar 10 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Richie Kotzen,Randy Jacobs,Ross Bolton,Warren Haynes,Tony Maiden,Neal Schon, Robben Ford,Michael Lee Firkins,, Joss Stone, and way too many more to list.

EQUIPMENT

Custom made Telecasters an strats, Valley arts Custom and many more. Amps I use depend upon the gig, I have 3 different rigs I play out with.