hi, sorry -no band just little ol' fish swimming upstream alone. i've performed solo all over since about 15 years old. started writing songs around seven years old. 12 or 13 years old i decided to make a career change from being a fantasy/tattoo artist to go back 2 my first love. i learned three power chord songs ,bang your head,iron man , smoke on the water , and all of stairway to heaven . from that point on i ran with it and taught myself.that was in a group home at 13 years old. never looked back. my "pretty boy vocals are pretty much gone but then again my rough vocals fit perfectly with the rough stuff i mostly write .punk/metal/sped hybrid + my mellow stuff .still looking to get another band together again ,but until then it's you tube and anywhere else i can dig my claws in.
performing since 15 years old
thought about the open mic thing again ,get out there for the fun of it. done lots of private shows over the years /great audience response even solo. i really miss playing in a band though it takes great stuff and magnifies it to fantastic. plus the high of performing= nothing like it to me.SPECIAL MOMENTS? playing for ACE FREHLEY of the band KISS at his house during a private birthday party for he and his friends. plus playing at the WHITE HOUSE during obamas inaugeration party (yeah ,right ,i hate all the puppets!). seriously every time i strap my axe on it's a spiritual experience 4 me.
early alice cooper,when he was heavy before his 80s' garbage, black sabbath,early ozzy (i though his later stuff sucked also), classic rock radio stations that played the best from their times,ramones, underground punk during the 80s ,all sorts of metal .and you might hear it sprinkled here and there in my songs =MOTOR HEAD =my # 1 all time favorite band! tough guy music for a tough guy !(no glam metal welcome! lol) CHRISTIAN? - bands like true liberty,faithbomb,etc.
lol any guitar that wont fall apart on me ,a 20 year old peavey amplifier , and now i use a great chorus peddle which adds a lot of depth ,even on clean , which sounds lifeless without it.
i labeled a bunch of my songs "free to download" just to get interest out there and the ones " pay per download" i set it at 50 cents =half of the regular price of a regular download elsewhere because of being solo and because the mp3s are extracts from videos done with a camera.so y charge at all? because it's still great songs and if i even get some sales presented as they are then i know a full band backing me up will actually sell much better.besides that ; believe in the gospel of jesus christ =IT IS THE ONLY TRUE WAY TO RESTORE FELLOWSHIP WITH THE CREATOR and just say no to satan !(i served him all my life and all he really offers is temporary thrills, slavery, and a buttload of pain and torment. WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD YET LOSES HIS SOUL? words of jesus christ . life is a wisp of smoke ;after that is eternity! no coming back thing is do you choose to be with your loving creator forever or alone burning,suffering,maggots crawling all throughout your being forever , with never a hope of ending your pain. thats the real options.