SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.
I'm a veteran musician from the New York area. I've played in the studio with Deep Purple, Fandango, Joe Lynn Turner. I've opened for Edgar Winter, Blotto, and the Good Rats. I write basic hard driving rock tunes. I specialize in original music, but I am open to covers in wide variety from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Cartel, from Randy Houser to Alter Bridge or Kings X. I can play lead guitar for original rock,country or blues, and play a rock solid rhythm as well. Excellent timing,technique,and ear. I can pick up most any original tune original quickly. I play straight from the hip, with almost no effects, except an occasional wa-wa pedal. I'm the guy who keeps everyone grounded. I'll tell you objectively good or bad how I hear things. I'm excellent at producing and helping original music get done.I have many years experience at formatting a plan for a solid live show. I'm open to something as simple as filling in for another guitarist,studio work, jamming, or help organize a band for a full on live show.
- Screen name:
- Vinnie StJohn
- Member since:
- Jul 24 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Michael Schenker
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
1977 Les Paul Special, 1976 Ibanez Destroyer, Hohner AE Dreadnaught, VOX Nighttrain tube head, MusicMan 412-GS bottom,SM58,SM57,mike stand & boom,Kustom Sienna 30, Johnson10
Gimme Lovin Year: 1988 Genre: Rock
I did this song as a collaboration with EV Sweet, who at the time had her hit, "The Knife Feels Like Justice". She wrote the lyrics, I wrote the music and played all rhythm and lead guitar. Recorded on Ampex 456, back in the day....
Race to Win
Race to Win Year: 1988 Genre: Rock
This is a song I wrote with some influence from Molly Hatchet.
Apache Year: 1988 Genre: Rock
I wrote this with an influence from Carlos Santana as far as the guitar solo goes, and the Latin style percussion in the background.
Son of Sam
Son of Sam Genre: Rock
Where I grew up in NY, Son of Sam had everyone in a grip of fear. So I wrote this song after he was captured.
Running for Your Life
Running for Your Life Year: 1988 Genre: Rock
The late Phil Antonnuci sat in on vocals on this driving fast paced rock tune I wrote.