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Just to let you know a bit about myself, I have been playing in a duo (using MIDI files as backing tracks) around the pubs and clubs in the Bristol/Swindon area for 12 years (from 1998- 2011), playing a variety of stuff mainly middle of the road stuff from the 60’s to the 90’s.I do all the electric guitar parts and try to do some backing vocals as well but to be honest (my vocals) are only just about passable.
For more info I can be reached on 07443853598.
I have put some videos on You Tube of me playing when I was in the duo, so if you put “BJ and the Kipper” in the YouTube Search engine in should come up and at least you will get an idea of my style and ability.
I have now started playing with midi files again and creating some backing tracks which I then play along with (like ‘Hideaway’ were I recorded my guitar part as well) so if there is a singer out there that fancies starting a duo then please get in contact as well.
If you want to get in contact then either through here or email firstname.lastname@example.org will find me.
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- Member since:
- Nov 06 2012
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Mainly late 1960's (and onwards) British electric guitar players (Clapton, Page, Knofler, May etc)
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- Lead Guitar:
Not a great fan of doing this as I have seen some excellent guitar players make some great noise with cheap guitars and equipment.
Anyway I have some guitars, Gibson Les Paul, Godin LGX-SA, Fender strat M.I.J., Brian May red special, and a few more, (but I am still trying to play them well).
I have a Roland Blues Cube 80 watt amp.
An old Boss GT6 multi effect pedal.
I Feel Free
I Feel FreeAnother imported singer, this time from Indonesia I think, but I do have a quick go on the harmonies in the intro. I didn’t like this song all that much when it first came out but as I have grown older it has grown on me. There is also a false ending on the song.
BadgeI have had a go at a Cream song which I have always liked, I think I have managed to get near to the original so its recognisable but not quite near enough. Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. This time I have imported a mystery singer, who for the sake of argument I will call ‘Juan Chin’ (I think because he’s either Mexican or Chinese) but not to worry, he does have a very pleasing tone to his voice. The rest is done by me.
Before You Accuse Me
Before You Accuse MeJust for info, all the guitars are me playing. Managed to get import another singer for this track. Its quite sloppy guitar playing as all the guitars were done in one take (ie by me so I just used the first take I did).
Boys Of Summer
Boys Of SummerAlas not me singing, I managed to import another singer to sing on this track, but all the guitars are me playing.
Get Over It (now with vocals)
Get Over It (now with vocals)Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. I have imported another singer to sing on this track, (an eagles song from 1994). Just in case there is any doubt I am doing everything else, playing all guitars, mixing, mastering and producing.
Baby Blue (with Vocal)
Baby Blue (with Vocal)I have managed to import a singer, he did a much better job than I could do. Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. Originally done by Badfinger and also featured in Breaking Bad. I found a few issues after I recorded it (all caused by me), so I have tried to put them right but the end result is not as good as the original was, shame.
Rocky Mountain Way
Rocky Mountain WayJust for info, all the guitars are me playing including the 'talk box'. My version of Rocky mountain way, I have memories from Wigan in the early 90’s of watching Stu Clark play the slide bits with a pint beer glass, and sometimes it was even empty! This is me singing because at the time i coulndn't find anyone else to do it. It has some flaws, one of the main ones being the ‘talk box’ bit which sounds like someone being sick in the toilet, but I am getting lazy and I can’t be bothered to do it again. Again apologies for the singing as well.
Mississippi QueenJust for info, all the guitars are me playing. I first heard this song when I saw the film Easy Rider and I became an instant fan of Mountain (and in particular Leslie West). Again this is me singing as no one else volunteered. It’s a poor imitation of the original but I enjoyed doing it, (except the sing of course).
Aint Living Long Like This
Aint Living Long Like ThisThis is 100% all my own work of a Waylon Jennings song I first heard played by ‘The Escape Committee’ in the early 90’s and their guitarist Pete ’Sarge’ Frampton was kind enough to show me how he played the riff and a few other bits as well. Although I still haven’t got anywhere near his standard of playing I still enjoy playing it. Although I still can’t sing, and the rest is suspect as well. I think it’s beginning to sound more like a Country Rap than anything else.
Rise And Fall Of Flingal Blunt
Rise And Fall Of Flingal BluntI was never a great fan of the Shadows, but appreciated his skill. I never really got into guitars until hearing Eric Clapton, but maybe the picture tells a different story. Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. I did this for 2 reasons, one was to see if I could do it and make a reasonable job of it and the second was that I didn’t need to find anyone to sing on it.
Baby Blue (no vocals)
Baby Blue (no vocals)Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. Originally done by a Swansea band ‘Badfinger’ and the song also featured at the very end of Breaking Bad.
Virginia PlainContinuing on with the project of proving that I’m no singer and because I couldn't find anyone else to do the singing, I learnt the lyrics and off I went to see how it turned out. Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. I rarely bought singles in my youth but I did buy this one. The playing is straight forward but the mixing/ mastering was a real pain and a problem, it got to the point were near enough had to be good enough.
Oh WellJust for info, all the guitars are me playing. We use to do this when I was in the duo ‘BJ and the Kipper’ (can be found on YouTube) I have always liked this track and I think this is the first track that made me really appreciate Pete Greens guitar playing. I must admit that I enjoyed doing it but it’s not quite the same as the original.
No Regrets (except for the vocals)
No Regrets (except for the vocals)This is my version of The Walkers Bothers 1976 hit. Just for info, all the guitars are me playing. I have always wanted to have a go at this guitar solo so I have tried to keep the playing as close to the original as I could, and that includes the guitar tone as well. I couldn't get anyone else to sing it so I had a go at it, not a good idea!
Stop Messin Around
Stop Messin AroundJust for info, all the guitars are me playing. Recorded again with a midi file on Reaper but this time no vocal track so I ended up playing a lot more than i should. Its a little rough in places but there again so am I.
HideawayMe playing over a midi file. Recorded using Cuckos Reaper Just for info, all the guitars are me playing.