SEEKING

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, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes.

ABOUT

Graduate Chicago Academy of Performing Arts, Graduate Berklee College of Music, experienced in touring, studio sessions, producing, writing, performing, teaching, and vocal rehabilitation. Played with many national and world reknown artists. Signed to Right Coast Records in 1996 and recorded a Jazz CD for TVT records. Toured with Courtny Love as her personal voice therpaist. Recommended by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Carly Simon for voice rehabilitaion and performance. Performed for private parties held by Aerosmith staff. Performed for private party for Kennedy family, and benefit for inner city children held by the Mayor of Boston. Recorded several movie soundtracks, tv soundtrack, and jingles for Universal Studios and Heavy Hitters in NYC. Played with players from Boston Symphony, and Boston Pops, appeared and sang song track for FOX TV, NBC, ABC, CBS. Done many gigs and studio sessions with David Brown from Billy Joel Band, John Troy from Hall and Oates/ Bonnie Raitt, Dave Maddox from Paul McCartny Band, Loui Rossi/ Aretha Franklin Band, the late and wonderful Herb Pomeroy etc.. Have given voice lessons to Foghat, Extreme, Mike Verge, Carly Simon, Courtny Love, Liv Tyler's husband, as well as 100's of students of all ages and levels through out the U.S. LIVE ONLINE and in person. Certified vocal therapist under the late Dante Pavone.Played SXSW in Austin Texas Park West THeatre Chicago, Schubert Theatre Chicago, Drury Lane Theatre Chicago. Studio singer for Universal Studios Chicago. Strongest in Jazz R&B Blues but can cross over into rock and some country. Black Belt in Martial Arts, Master in Breathing and Physiology. oh and BTW the last photo is my son..playing drums at his own gig with his band.... all those lessons paid off since age 3
HE ROCKS! I now learn from him... we've done gigs together... whoah!
I have charts and can play basic keys/guitar/bass/percussion as well. On the juke box here I'm playing all the tracks except: the Rose..I'm only singing and Dave Brown plays the beautiful solo on End of Time, Joey Vellucci is playing guitar on Mercy, Anthony Weller is playing guitar with me on Autumn Leaves, live Jazz concert at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.Professional inquiries only please.
I'm currently in 2014 focusing on teaching, studio work, and assisting in composition.

Screen name:
monksnothome
Member since:
Feb 07 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Otis Reading, Al Greene, K.T.Tuntsel, Alicia Keys, Beyonce Knowles, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, RObert Plant, Cheryl Crow, Norah Jones,Peter Gabriel, James Brown, Cleo Lane, Sarah Vaughn, Christina Aguilera, XAVIER CHAMBERS

EQUIPMENT

Protools 48 track, mac mini, Ibanez Elect, Fender Strat, Takamine Electric Acoustic, Fernando Nylon String.Fender Guitar amp, Peavy Keyboard amp, Alesis QS8.1 keys, Casio digital weighted key piano, double stand rack, 2 Sure Sm 58 1 beyer dynamic mic, mic stands, various percusion and percusion stand PA just died..sorry.

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CALENDAR

Past Events

Since moving from East Coast, I now teach LIVE ONLINE and OFFER Instructional DVD's and uploadable personal training videos for singers and musicians.

I'm currently teaching lessons live online using skype video calls to anyone who can't travel to Sugarland.

I'm also available to teach in person in the area as well as I'm available for studio work and quality jazz & r&b gigs in the area.

I'm Now fully operational to teach voice lessons and warm ups live online using skype. AS well as can film and upload or mail DVD's of customized workouts for singers and performers who need to bujild their breathing and increase their vocal range.

Texas here I come! Driving from Boston! It'll will take a while to get settled and get a computer up and running, so I'm doing this now.Don't know my new address yet. Will be headed to SugarLand. Will be looking to record, write, gig, and learn a new territory.