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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica.

ABOUT

I enjoy jamming to classic R&B covers and breathing funky life into them. I am retired and still have pro gear I like to Jam in songs with energy and dance pulse, I prefer funky arrangements like Cool & the Gang, Stevie Wonder, also CCR. and other classics. I am currently I a project with Steven Miller & Rick Chesler working as band in the Florida Keys. s://./KeysRadioGhost/ I also play in the Tuesday night jam at The Oceanview Sports Pub & Inn Jam Night (FB ovjam) as one of the "Usual Suspects". I have played with: Taj Mahal, Norbert Butz, Tony Taylor, Dan Furmanik, Steven Miller, Jimmy Hawkins, Arno Lamb, David Feder, Bill Todd and Jess Atkins, Allan Truesdell, Mac Arnold, & AJ Gaytan. So many Fine Musicians. Since 2013. I have guest played with many talented musicians on cruise ships Also as Guest Bassist in many FL.Keys i Jam Nights. I played at Bay Jam #21 & #23 in Founders Park Islamorada, FL. I occasionally sit in with The Mojo Scoundrels when they play in the Keys.

Screen name:
Vinny Beard
Member since:
Feb 09 2006
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Spiro Gyra, Hendrix, SRV, EWF, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power,
Commodores, Cream, CCR, Nirvana, Lynyrd Skynrd, ELP. BB King, Rippingtons, Etta James, Beatles, Cream, ZZ Top, Yes, Acoustic Alchemy, James Brown., AWB, Pink Floyd, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller. Grover Washington Jr. Dire Straights, Bob Dylan. Macy Grey.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

2 Ibanez 5 & 6 String basses, a BTB-5 & 6 an SR-1405E-DRF. and 1 Jackson 4 String Concert Bass in P/J Configuration. My Cabinet is the excellent AccuGroove El Whappo at 800 watts RMS driven by 2000 watt Berringer Ultra Bass head or a (Backup)Peavey Stereo 700/1400 watt (Bridged) rack mount power amp, the pre amp is a BBE with Sonic Maximizer. I own a QSC 12.2 PA System with KW181 Sub Woofer Alto s308 stage monitor the mixer is a QSC Touchmix-16 with Remote iPad. 3 SM-58's Mic's and 1 SM-57.
Facebook Pages.
Personal: https://www.facebook.com/vinny.beard/
Band: https://www.facebook.com/blufinnband/

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

RadioGhost playing on the floating Stage at Hog Heaven with Steven Miller on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Vinny Beard on Bass, and Rick Chesler on drums and Vocals introducing Todd Lollis on 2nd Guitar & Vocals.

Caribbean Club Friday Night 1-8-21 at 7:30 at the outside stage with Todd :Lollis on vocals & 2nd Guitar.
Vinny Beard on Bass, Steven Miller on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Rick Chesler on Drums & Vocals.

Conch Records Video fest in Marathon, Florida, is the equivalent to the Bay Jam music festival in Islamorada, Florida. I have played in Bay jam 21 & 23. with the Usual Suspects; the core Band of the @ovjam Night in Islamorada, Fl. This event is a 3 day festival featuring the best of the Florida Keys Musicians.

Our repeat performance at the world famous Caribbean Club in Key Largo,Florida #RadioGhost. https://www.facebook.com/KeysRadioGhost/

Our 3rd appearance at Black water Siren.

I have been Invited to come Play Again with the MOJO Soundrels that I played with on 3-6-2014 at Gilbert's Resort and Bar on this coming Friday. I play 2 songs with them on 3-6-2014 and it was great fun. They are Great sounding Musicians and Nice People. Come see them and hopefully me too. I guarantee you will enjoy their sets and get up and Dance!