A versatile, pro guitarist, with pro gear, and a great attitude. (In other words, no massive ego. :) )
My past projects include cover bands Hiwatt, The Love Jacks, and Notorious Sensation, tributes (I do a mean Rick Neilsen if you're looking for Cheap Trick) and original projects. Finally, I've also played guitar for a number of stage productions including Tommy, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Jesus Christ Superstar.
I've been playing music in one form or another since I was 4 years old, and I'm looking for some fresh new opportunities. Thanks for reading all this, and I look forward to talking to you!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 25 2008
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
I cut my teeth on classic rock in the late 70s and made the transition into the 80's with New Wave and Heavy Metal, then played on into the 90s with grunge/alternative. When I first started playing, I studied Jazz and Blues with a private instructor. I also took three years of professional vocal coaching early on in my playing career, as I kept ending up being pushed into singing lead vocals and got tired of trashing my voice by the end of 5 nights in a row. :)
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
A host of guitars, amps, effects... too many for a complete list, but my main rig these days is a Jackson Soloist into a Mesa Mark V. Other, smaller combo amps I use include a Dr. Z Maz 18 Jr. and a Marshall 1974x . I also play a Taylor 814 acoustic/electric, a Gibson Les Paul Classic, a Hamer Explorer and a G&L ASAT depending on what the gig calls for.
Demo Version of Promises In The Dark
Demo Version of Promises In The Dark Year: 2011 Genre: Classic Rock
A demo version of Pat Benatar's Promises In The Dark. One complete take from end to end, no overdubs on guitar, and only one guitar on the track.
Demo Version of Fast As You
Demo Version of Fast As You Genre: Country
A demo version of Dwight Yoakum's Fast As You from a country band I played with. I'm singing lead and playing guitar on this track. One guitar on the track, no rhythm parts, and it's one complete single take from end to end, no overdubs.
Demo Version of A Million Miles Away
Demo Version of A Million Miles Away Year: 2001 Genre: Alternative
A demo version of the Plimsouls song, A Million Miles Away, recorded for a cover band. I'm playing electric 12 string and singing lead. It's a single take from end to end, no overdubs.
Demo version of I Love This Bar
Demo version of I Love This Bar Album: Peggy Sue and the Wrecking Crew demo
I'm playing guitar and singing lead on this one.
Demo Version of New Sensation
Demo Version of New Sensation Album: Notorious Sensation Demo Genre: Classic Rock
I'm singing and playing guitar on this version of the INXS song- New Sensation
Demo Version of Cold Hard Bitch
Demo Version of Cold Hard Bitch Album: Hiwatt Demo
I'm singing and playing guitar on this version of the Jet Tune, Cold Hard Bitch.
Demo Version Of Jenny Jenny (867-5309)
Demo Version Of Jenny Jenny (867-5309) Album: Hiwatt Demo Genre: Classic Rock
I'm singing lead and playing guitar on this track.
Demo Version of I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Demo Version of I Believe In A Thing Called Love Album: Hiwatt Demo Genre: Metal
Just for fun, a demo version of the Darkness song, I Believe In A Thing Called Love. I'm playing guitar and singing lead on this... The solos were two different takes, when the engineer accidentally left them both on during mix down I thought it sounded cool, so we left it- a happy studio accident. (Yes there are some vocal parts I'd go back and fix if I wanted it to be perfect as I listen to it today.)
Demo of I Want You to Want Me
Demo of I Want You to Want Me Genre: Rock
I'm playing lead on this one.