I'm a veteran/professional musician from the Fort Lauderdale area (now in North Port) with many years of performing experience. At different times I've been the 1st and 2nd Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards/Sequencing/Harmonica/Percussionist. Or Bass/Keyboards/Sequencing. Also Drummer/Percussionist. All of the above positions including Backing Vocals (a specialty). Able to play along with a click track as needed. In recent years I've been in the drummer/vocalist spot with SWFL working bands - (fill-in Percussion's/Vocals with Yesterdaze, Drums/Vocals with Ardens Rule, 3-Deep, Adrenalin Junkies, Renegade, The As Is Band). More recently, Guitar/Midi/Vocals with Spare Parts and FoRum duo. Also continuing (yearly) first-call, fill-in drummer at Church of Saint Patrick in Sarasota.
I'm also a graphic/computer/video artist designing promotional copy for bands such as business cards, banners, website development (and hosting) as well as FB (social network) administrating. "Web presence".
I have a home Digital Audio project studio in which I've produced a few singles and CD's with other artists/songwriters as well as performing/co-writing all of the instrumentation for the tracks.
I've uploaded rough early mixes of two of my most recent solo-produced/performed audio projects just for examples of my studio skills.
Disclaimer: This notice is to inform you that I'm not just another delusional individual like so many that have come and gone in our lives as performers. The information in my bio is true and correct, and can be corroborated by many former band members/colleagues/peers for whom I have great respect and admiration and am also friended with on FB. All are ready and willing to back me up and give good references if requested. Sorry if any of this is intimidating - I am what I am. It can't get any simpler than that.
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- Member since:
- Apr 05 2013
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
Steely Dan, Yes, Genesis/Phil Collins, Journey, Kansas, Toto, Queensryche, Chicago, Heart, Eagles, Little River Band, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Gino Vannelli, Starcastle, The Allman Brothers, Crosby-Stills-Nash & Young, etc., etc. The list is just too long and varied to post it all here, but you get the idea!
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Line 6 JTV-69 Variax guitar and integrated Line 6 HD500X Floor Pedal system. Fishman TriplePlay and FC-1 wireless midi system controlling a Roland JV-1010 synth module along with an Edirol PCR-500 Keyboard/Controller. Bugera 333-212 amp. Yamaha FGX730SC Acoustic. 1996 Fender/Squire Precision Bass. Nady UB-4 Wireless Headset Mic system and (modded) Shure SM57. TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony GXT harmonizer. Expanded Roland TD-9SX V-Tour Electronic Drums. Alesis SamplePad. Behringer Eurolive B115 for drums stage amplification. Behringer Eurolive B205D vocal monitor.
Town Without Pity
Town Without Pity Album: Open Fire Genre: Cover/Tribute
This is my solo performed, home produced re-creation of the 1970's Ronnie Montrose instrumental version of a song that was a hit (and theme song for the movie that it was named after) for singer Gene Pitney in the 60's. Sadly, Ronnie past away a few years ago. From this first rough mix you can get an idea of my Lead Guitar and Drums skills along with my midi "virtual instrument" programming and production abilities.
Kingdom Come? Genre: Other
This is a song that was "under development" in my mind for well over 20-something years and I've only recently acquired the technology, personal studio, equipment and the time to commit it to a recorded form. It's the only complete original song that I have and it represents most of my influences and all of my skills as a musician, including my singing voice. I won't make it "downloadable" until I've spent more time on it to achieve the high quality of mastering that I prefer, but this example of my work will suffice for now.