RFG
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

I have been a semi-professional musician since my start in club bands as a Lead Singer/Bassist in the 80's. I am a former member of recording and performing bands Saffire, Social Insects, NuBoys, ÖR, GenkideSka, RFG, Live Star Nation, and The Dustman Project. I started doing solo acoustic (Guitar and Vocals) music in 1996, starting by playing small venues throughout Southern California. I have had recording contracts with Ecclectica Records (Los Angeles, CA), Soul Joy Records (Austin, TX), and did studio work with Digitraxx Studio (San Diego, CA). I list these things not because I "am all that," these are just some of the opportunities I have taken advantage of as a musician (and there are many, many musicians that are better than me). I am open to writing, recording, and playing with like-minded people who are ego and drama free. I am not looking for full-time gig or inter-island/traveling gigs at this time (I have a professional career that I love and is my main priority). Open to any and all opportunities, but I am selective in how I invest my spare time.

I am a graduate of Trinity International University (Youth Ministry & Music); Bethel University-Seminary San Diego (Master of Divinity); and Hawai'i Pacific University (Master of Social Work/LCSW). I am a long-term resident of Makakilo, Hawai'i and work as a Clinical Therapist for the U.S. Government as a DOD civilian. I am the son of immigrants. My family and ethnic roots are from Cork City, Ireland with distant roots in Somerset, England. I am an evangelical Christian, but not into legalism or ultra-conservatism. I am a retired Army Chaplain served 13 years on Active Duty including serving one year in Irag on combat duty with 1-327 Infantry / 101st Airborne Division. I served my final 7 years with the Hawai'i Army National Guard. I am drug free, but am always open to a pint or two of Guinness! Sláinte!

For more info about me check out my website: ://rfgmusic

Screen name:
RFG
Member since:
Jul 24 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

My diverse music interests/influences include Reggae, Punk, Pop, Ska, Rock, Classic Rock, Christian Rock, and Celtic Music. Bands/Artists I like include (in no particular order): The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Fugazi, The Evens, Meat Puppets, Elliott Smith, Lagwagon, Slightly Stoopid, Son House, Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould, The Police, 311, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Toots and The Maytals, Sublime, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Lightning Seeds, Nirvana, Local H, Agent Orange, Descendants, Flatfoot 56, Gary Clark Jr., Brian Setzer, Black Flag, Kings X, A Perfect Circle, Descendents, Plankeye, Everlast, Flyleaf, Chevelle, Fireflight, Mustard Plug, Mortal, Elvis Costello, Madness, The Specials, Pillar, The Decemberists, Hepcat, G. Love & Special Sauce, Fold Zandura, The Aggrolites, Derek Webb, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dashboard Confessional, NOFX, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Delirious?, Morrissey, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Young Dubliners, Dropkick Murphy's, Solas, Travis, Pearl Jam, Unashamed, Queen, Jawbreaker, Kutless, Stick Figure, Rebelution, Grateful Dead, The Clash, The White Stripes, Elvis Presley, Bad Religion, Oasis, Devo, Throwing Muses, X, J Mascis, The Smiths, Squeeze, The Kinks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Jackson, The Jam, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Rush, and R.E.M. among others.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

GUITARS: 1997 Taylor 612C Acoustic Guitar (Fishman Natural); 2016 Taylor GS Mini ES2 Koa Acoustic Guitar, 2010 Fender American Standard Custom Shop Stratocaster Electric Guitar; 2009 Fender American Standard Custom Shop Precision Bass Guitar.
AMPLIFICATION: 1991 Trace Elliot TA100R (British) acoustic amp; Marshall VS265 (British) amp; 2014 Gallien-Krueger MB210II bass amp; 2014 Gallien-Krueger MB115II bass amp; 016 Gallien Krueger MB110II bass amp;
?DOD FX7 processor.
HOME RECORDING SETUP: Pro Tools 12 HD; Garage Band; Focusrite Scarlet Solo Interface; MacBook Pro; Altec-Lansing AT2020 Condenser Mics; Sure Beta 58, Audio-Technica P48.