Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Most Band And Genres
I live on the Gold Coast and have been playing guitar and performing for 20 years. I hold a Diploma of Music Performance (Qld). My principle instrument is lead/rhythm guitar plus I am a Lead/ backup vocalist as well. I am a guitar tutor at my local music shop. I hold degrees in Contemporary music and Education(secondary).
My influences are Gary Moore, David Gilmore, John Mayer, John Petrucci, Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, Steve Lukather (Toto),Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan.
My guitar sound/gear consists of:
Main guitar: Suhr modern 24 in nova blue (pictured), a top end boutique modern rock guitar for playing any style, jazz/blues/country through to progressive rock/metal. Sweet!
2rd Main guitar: Ernie Ball Musicman JP6 electric guitar with Piezo acoustic pickup for acoustic tones.
3rd guitar: Fender Stratocaster American Special electric guitar
Tones: an array of boutique pedals and high quality effects including a TC Electronic G system to control all the tones from the pedals and the Mesa boogie amp as well as any effect I desire at the touch of button!
Amplification: 2016 Mesa Boogie Mark V 25 watt amp and 2 x 12 speaker cabinet, seriously rocking amp! Plus it has the bonus of weighing 8kg, and able to be plugged direct to the P.A system.
I have 2 rigs, for small sound limited venues and large venues or outdoors. versatile! I use a Boss GT100 as well.
I play the corporate scene/solo/duos/trios/cover bands/show bands and have worked at such venues as both casinos (Jupiter's /Treasury), The Hyatt Regency Coolum, Hilton Brisbane, The "Gabba" Cricket Ground and the Gold Coast Convention Centre just to name a few. I have Played big outdoor shows in front of
8000 people+ and many high pressure gigs.
The Jet stream Band, Mischievous Band and Left Lane Band, have been my babies in the last 5 years.
With the "Left Lane Band, we successfully held a residency for nearly 2 years at a club on the coast and all bands have played countless weddings, corporate functions, private functions, pubs and clubs. So many shows and so much fun!!!!!
My experience highlight's consists of playing with the likes of Phil Emmanuel and other great players on the gold coast, sunshine coast, interstate and Brisbane.
I have worked for bands such as:
Platinum Edge, Blonde Chocolate, Shimmer and Unlimited Soul in the Corporate scene.
In tribute shows:
I was a lead guitarist and vocalist in Chisel Revived, (playing Ian Moss), U2 show playing "The Edge"
a Bon Jovi Show (Playing Richie Sambora), Bryan Adams Show (Playing Keith Scott), John Cougar Meloncamp show and an 80's show "Chrome Dragon".
I own a great P.A system, great gear and reliable transport, great attitude, work ethic and I am a professional competent player. I am experienced in using IEM or In Ear Monitoring in a live setting.
I have my own public liability and gear insurance.
I am looking forward to working with like minded people in a professional atmosphere.