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Carlos Ferrao


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Other, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Electronic Music, Clarinet.


I'm a lead electric guitar player with about 7 years of experience. I've played in quite a few genres but mostly originals and instrumental music. I've been very involved in the free jazz scene in London but I can play many different styles - it really depends on the project. For instance, I've played in musical theatre but also in thrash bands.
Besides electric I'm also a creative acoustic guitar player (nylon string) and would love to be in a world music or acoustic project. The sort of music ECM records would put out.

Screen name:
Carlos Ferrao
Member since:
Jan 14 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Wayne Krantz, Shawn Lane, Sonny Sharrock, Ben Monder, Frank Zappa, Miles Okazaki, Coltrane, Dolphy, Steve Coleman, Dan Weiss, Mark Giuliana, Justin Broadrick, King Buzzo, John Zorn, Trevor Dunn, Napalm Death, Fred Frith, Bill Frisell, Death Grips, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Mary Halvorson, The Swans, Matt Hollenberg, anybody who's earnest and hard working with their music.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Steinberger GR4 headless guitar w/ fixed bridge with 2 Bare Knuckle Blackhawks humbuckers. Very versatile, can cover almost any genre. Have played this guitar in dozens of gigs and rehearsals.
Peerless Manhattan jazz guitar with flat wounds.
Ibanez RG550XH guitar with Dimarzio pickups and Floyd... and 30 frets. Standard rock guitar. Shreddy. Extended upper range is a nice gimmick.
Washburn N5 copy w/ 3 single coils and Floyd. Covers all the strat sounds I'd ever need.
Manuel Raimundo C18/63 classical guitar. Setup w/ very low action. I play with pick and fingers although I can also play fingerstyle if needed.
Lots of wonderful pedals.