I am an independent amateur songwriter.
No I do not play live
Singer songwriters who can create beautiful melody, evocative lyrics and string it all together to create a masterpiece. These are my influences e.g Neil Finn, Thom Yorke, Fran Healy, Roger Waters
I use any of thirteen guitars- Rodriquez Classical Guitar
Washburn 12 string, Takamine electro acoustic, Anthony Dixon custom Deadnought, Godin Multiac synth guitar, Two Fender Strats, Fender Tele, 1972 Gibson Les Paul deluxe, Schecter Archtop, Ozark Resonator, Yamaha Bass, Jagard Lap Steel.
I use a Line6 Podxt, and a Roland GR20 guitar synthesiser
Also run Garageband 3 on an iMac Intel Dual core.