Alternative Germany
Thank you!
I've had some great times playing over the years with some very good bands.
Band/artist history
I've been playing many years starting at the age of 14 with The Chosen Few in OKC. We were lucky enough to get hired by Ronnie Kaye at WKY Radio and were solidly booked throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and appeared every few weeks on Ronnie's 10 state syndicated television show The Scene along side artist like Ray Charles, Mitch Ryder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Herman's Hermits, The Beach Boys, The Kinsmen, Grass Roots, and many others. Played a lot of bookings for , Dale Wheba, Johnny Dark and Wolfman Jack. We were on two live American Bandstand broadcast with Dick Clark in 1970-1971 It was great times until Uncle Sam put an end to our run with the draft for Viet nam. Young bands today probably won't have that kind of opportunity. We were very fortunate while it lasted. After 1975 a few of us worked in the commercial advertising business writing ads for local and national companies. After all these years all the Original members Chosen Few still get together every couple of years and play together, perform live shows and record at Rock House Cinema Studios.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Still playing live gigs and my final day will probably be moving amplifiers onto a stage somewhere... We had been playing 80+ gigs per year here in Germany but we have slowed that down in 2016. These days we only take the choice bookings and we are fortunate enough to have very many.
Your musical influences
All the great songwriters.
What equipment do you use?
My current amp heads are an Orange OR15 moded Marshall JTM 45, Orange OR-50, Soldano HR50 I use all amps on top of a closed back orange 2X12 cab with Scumback M-75 speakers. I have 2 combos a 1965 Vox AC 30 and an old Fender Blues JR. I have a small collection of guitars; Fender, Suhr, Taylor, Ovation, Martin, Gibson, Ibanez, Rickenbacker ...etc
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