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Guitarista53
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Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

UPDATE: Just returned to the UK (November 2019) after 10 years in Florida. I'm 66 now and been playing since I was 15, earning my living from music for over 15 years before going into business in my mid 30's. I have always played though, I can't imagine a life without music in it in some form. I have played a variety of styles including rock, pop, classical, country rock and most recently Jazz and Swing. (As a vocalist I enjoyed singing with some great big bands in Florida). I don't mind what I do this time around really. It can simply be another guitarist who wants to play classical duets or a bit of jazz; it can be a country band who needs a guitar player who can sing pretty well. It could even be a wedding band doing some swing, or someone doing original music. I don't really mind. It just has to be of a good (or potentially good) standard, and not too dependent on posing. I've had enough of that, so with great respect to tribute bands who do a great job, at 66 I'm not looking to pretend to be someone else.

Screen name:
Guitarista53
Member since:
Jan 07 2009
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Louis Armstrong said (when asked if he liked country music) that "There are only two kinds of music in the world - good and bad". I agree with that totally and like music from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Michael Buble and all points in between. In particular though, a smattering is: The Beatles, Alvin Lee, Albert Lee, Vince Gill, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Boz Skaggs, Steely Dan, Joe Pass, John Williams, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler etc. etc.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Piano:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Crikey...I've built a collection of guitars over the years. 2003 Custom Shop Strat, 70's Ovation acoustic electric, Takamine classical electro acoustic, 1970 Gibson ES-335TD, 1976 Gibson Les Paul "Black Beauty" 1970 Gibson ES-175D, 2019 Fender Telecaster Elite with S-1 Switching, 1974 Gibson S-1, 2005 Benedetto Bravo Jazz Guitar, 2005 Gretsch 6120, 2018 Taylor 414CE electro acoustic guitar, 1983 Epiphone Rivieria Semi-acoustic, Musicman/Ernie Ball Albert Lee Signature guitar, Godin Multiac Grand Concert Duet Classical electric acoustic, Fender Amps, Shure Mics, Various effects (which I seem to use less and less these days), etc. I try to keep them all set up well and ready to go. I just pull what I need for a given job.