SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.
I play in the 3 bands:
THE HELP DESK: An original band that is very versatile but rock/pop orientated (probably more "indi", though I don't like the term), we call it "Diversapop". The Help Desk was formed by myself & Erik Widmark. We write the songs and when we play live, we get some great musicians to back us up. I am mostly the lead guitarist on stage but play keyboards on stage as well. Since we are mostly a studio band, I play several instruments when recording.
I am the drummer in Hired Goons. We are an original Ramones-style punk band, whose songs are based on Simpsons episodes. In that band, I go by the name Poochie Ramone. We are a really fun band and are looking for a new guitar player.
THE AMAZING JOHNSONS
Lastly I play in a cover band. I am the lead guitar player in this band, but I also play keyboards and sing plenty of harmonies & lead vocals. We play all cover music from the 1950's to current in any kind of popular style we feel like. We are more a bunch of friends playing for fun, but we're good enough to have fun and play gigs.
I also am more than happy to play studio sessions. I don't really care about someone's music style or their "talent level", I'm willing to contribute to anything, just to have fun and continue learning on this musical journey.
You can contact me a PhoffiFozz at g mail dot com.
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- Member since:
- Feb 24 2014
- Active within 1 month
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
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Life... every sound I have heard has inspired me to keep making more music and more sounds to the best of my creative ability.
Artists I love: The Beatles, The Allman Brothers Band, Ben Folds, Ravi Shankar, Edie Brickell, Radiohead, Solomon Burke, Fishbone, Mozart, The Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Gov't Mule, A Tribe Called Quest, Yes, The Who, Bach, The Blues Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age, OutKast, Jellyfish, Tim Fite, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Belle & Sebastian, The Police, Genesis, The Apples in Stereo, Medeski Martin & Wood, James Brown, Beethoven, Elvis Costello, Metallica, Ramones, Earth Wind & Fire, Willie Nelson, Ella Fitzgerald, Jason Falkner, Glenn Miller, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Chuck Berry, The James Gang, Soundgarden, Louis Jordan, Wilco, King Crimson, The Monkees, Led Zeppelin, The Magic Numbers ... ok, this could go on forever.
I really love all styles of music... but mostly I like to mix it up!
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Upright bass:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
Guitars (acoustic & electric)
Fender Rhodes electric piano
Korg stage piano
Lots of percussion
Snakeman Track number: 6 Year: 2010 Album: peel the sun Genre: Other
From The Help Desk album "peel the sun". Music by Paul Gongola. Lyrics by Erik Widmark, Paul Gongola & Heidi Gotz. Paul Gongola: all vocals, big guitar solo (towards the end), harmony guitars, rhythm guitar, bass, percussion. Erik Widmark: lead guitar (riffs throughout the song) Jerry King: drums
The Jellyfish Song
The Jellyfish Song Track number: 3 Year: 2010 Album: peel the sun Genre: Other
From The Help Desk album "peel the sun". Music by Paul Gongola. Lyrics by Paul Gongola & Erik Widmark. ERIK WIDMARK: Lead & backing vocals; rhythm & acoustic guitars. PAUL GONGOLA: Lead & acoustic guitars; bass; acoustic, electric & tack pianos; pump organ; mellotron; congas; sleigh-bells; backing vocals. JERRY KING: Drums. DAVONNA THOMAS: Backing vocals. GEORGE BALOGI: Backing vocals.
She Said Track number: 2 Year: 2010 Album: peel the sun Genre: Other
From The Help Desk album "peel the sun". Music by Paul Gongola. Lyrics by Paul Gongola & Erik Widmark. Paul Gongola: lead, slide & acoustic guitars; bass, wulitzer electric piano, Hammond b3 organ, congas, shaker, backing vocals. Erik Widmark: lead vocals, rhythm guitar. Jerry King: drums. Davonna Thomas: backing vocals. Produced by The Help Desk with George Balogi. Engineered & Mixed by George Balogi with The Help Desk.