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I have played pro and semi pro work for over 30 years in a wide range of bands from 50’s, 60’s, to classic rock, metal, through to soul, blues pop and jazz.
Having gone through the shred thing years ago I now play more with feel, and with the use of vibrato & phrasing in soloing (i.e. BB King, Kossoff, Trower etc.)
I am looking for either an existing band or to work with a good quality singer that I can build a band around.
I believe that stage presence and image are important, because we are being paid to entertain! Also I like to get things right musically with the right chords, light and shade etc.
I have backing vocals, good gear and transport, can practice any night of the week but I do want to go out and start earning money pretty quickly too, so just practicing for the sake of it is out I’m afraid.
Anything style that is musically pleasing I will play, including a lot of ‘recent’ material.
Although I do not have much recent recorded material I can send you mp3 files of my rendition of Toccata & Fugue [originally recorded by Sky & John Williams], and my take of the instrumental Walk Don’t Run recorded live at a social club on 4 track in the 80’s!
I have some musical ideas of my own and may also be interested in any song writing collaboration.
Electric Lead guitar [fender and Gibson]
Bottleneck / slide guitar
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- Member since:
- Sep 02 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- 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:
I have added a finger picked style in recent years, much in the vein of Knopfler and Clapton which works well for other styles of playing as well. My influences are many but include Schenker/Gary Moore/Blackmore/Kossoff, Beck [Jeff that is], John Williams, Brian May and so on, but I am happy playing anything that is musically pleasing.
- Lead Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Gibson Les Paul, Flying V, Lucille, and Fender Strat.
Amps: Boogie, Fender, Marshall and THD.
SM57 and SM58 mics. Boss RC-3 Looper
Tocatta in Dm
Tocatta in Dm Track number: 1 Year: 1986 Album: Filibuster - Live Genre: Classical
This is a recording of the club band I was working with during the 80's. it was just a four track tape recorder with a couple of mics on stage. Not too bad a sound though. I have uploaded this just to give you an idea of the range of styles that I can play.
Further on up the road
Further on up the road Track number: 2 Year: 1986 Album: Filibuster Live Genre: Blues
Another track recorded live using a tape machine.
Tulane Track number: 3 Year: 1986 Album: Filibuster Live Genre: R&B
I have set the Genre to R&B because I couldn't find Rock 'n' Rock !
Penny Love Year: 1986 Genre: Other
An old pop ballad recorded live