I have been selected to be a performer for this inaugural year festival in the Downtown St. Petersburg Area. The festival includes many performers including an evening with Matisyahu. I am very honored. The schedule has yet to be released so stay tuned and I will keep you all posted! Ca Caw!
IT HAS RETURNED!! The ULTIMATE local guitar showcase of the best players of Central Florida! Very excited to announce the line up. This year we have LUCAS DEBASTOS, CHRIS PETERS, DAVID DEAN, DAVE MARTIN and making a return appearance from last years ultimate showcase Guitarmageddon 2017's ALEX IVANOV!! Last but not least let's not forget the two incredible pieces that will be holding it down for all our Gitfiddle Titans, LEVI SOTO returns to pound the drums alongside JEFF WRIGHT from local band Speed Limit 70! And of course we return to grand stage of the HAVEN again this year! So get ready for the all out 6 string assault as these local guitar gods give it everything they've got for you the fans of the instrument! Get your tickets NOW and support local shredders at www.guitarmageddonorlando.com!!!
Paul Reed Smith
Custom 24 floyd!!
Performed a short set at the FILM FEST!!
Brand New Video!!
This is my song REMEMBER from the album Tales from the Shoreline available for sale here. The live footage was filmed at the Haven in Winter Park, FL and buddy Tommy filmed me while i looped my acoustic and sang over it.
I've been selected to play GUITARMAGEDDON 2016!!
This is the inaugural show put together to draw attention to just some of the outstanding guitar talent that the city of Orlando and area of the state of Florida has to offer. We welcome ALL fans of the guitar as we present to you 5 area professionals who have come together as a team to showcase there individual skill and celebrate the instrument. All 5 performers will be backed up by Ralph Ciavolino and Mark Ellis the touring bassist and drummer for the YJM band and the guitarists will play one after the other providing you with guitar indulgence that all enthusiasts will certainly enjoy! Tickets are $9 online at www.guitarmageddonorlando.com or $10 at the door. Saturday August 13th at BUCHANAN's in Winter Springs. Doors open at 7:30.....
LUNG ASSOCIATION Benefit w/WMMO 98.9
This was a great cause that I was happy to be selected by WMMO to perform for. Thanks to Jetta Raylotts and Hildi Brooks for making me a part of this! See pics from the event here: WMMO.com
My new band SOLARIS' debut gig at Muldoons!
So as some of you know i'm a huge fan of the southern california reggae/rock style that Sublime made so popular in the 90's. For a few years now i've tried to put something together with that style. Well I finally found a great bass player who has the same idea that I do about that stuff. And a drummer with whom i've jammed before and found to have the perfect touch for this style as it does require a certain feel especially on the drums. The dream of mine was to play up and down the beach doing this. Well our first gig is at Muldoons so why not just bring the beach atmosphere there and with this style we can do that! Please out May 14th at 8pm. It's a saturday and get ready to jam!
WMMO's Event for AUTISM
So I was asked by the good people at WMMO 98.9 to perform for a couple of hours at Mercedes Benz of Orlando for an event put on in partnership by WMMO and the Autism Society of Greater Orlando. I was eager to return the favors they have done for me in playing my songs on the radio and also of course to take part in the great cause in which the event was created. My friend Nicole O'brien showed up with her camera to snap the shot to the right. Was great chatting as always with Hildi Brooks the host of Sunday Morning Acoustic and another on-air personality Joe Rock! See pics here: WMMO.com
Nice n Easy is a rocking place!
So I was playing one night in Lake Mary at the Thirsty Whale when I was a approached by a guy who said some really nice things about the way I play and said he had to have me play in his bar. Well his bar is located down the street on Lake Mary Blvd. and has live music on friday and saturday nights and I'm looking forward to many nights performing there in the future. Check out the bar at www.niceneasysportsbar.com
Sitting in with East Side Rock
So last saturday Oct 23, 2015, I filled in on lead guitar for my friends in East Side Rock which you can check out here . It was a lot of fun as it always is to just relax and play some lead guitar over quality classic rock songs. We played at Dexter's in Lake Mary, Fl which as any local player will tell you is one of the classier venues to perform in. Plenty of eye candy dancing in front of us all night long too. Be sure to check them out when you can with their normal guitar man Rich Kaynan who is a fantastic player himself. Thanks guys!!
1st ALL ORIGINAL SHOW 8/22 @ COPPER ROCKET!
So I'm pretty excited that the Copper Rocket Pub which is now under new management after briefly shutting down, has contacted me and asked me to perform a 1 hour set on August 22nd. I will be performing only my music for a change as most of you know and have seen me perform mainly popular covers!
Video from 8/22 COPPER ROCKET CD RELEASE PARTY!!!
Have to thank some friends for coming out and showing some support for this very exciting evening.
My Song on WMMO AGAIN!!
Hildi Brooks the host of WMMO's Sunday Morning Acoustic was kind enough to get my song "Under Your Thumb" played on her show for a second time! This song is track 2 on my all acoustic album Mr. Somebody Else which is available for sale HERE!
Sitting in with the BOTTOM!
So last saturday my buddy Bob and his band ZZ Bottom (ZZ tribute band) played at Muldoons so I swung by for a beer or 4 and was invited to play a couple songs. Good times!
So I really happy to announce that I've passed an audition and now will be performing at various World of Beer locations throughout central Florida as well as other locations that they will have to offer. Check my Shows listing to keep up to date on that!!
ANTHEM for EDBD!!!!!
So I submitted my video of me performing the star spangled banner at the Solar Bears game for the WJRR contest to play the anthem at their pre-Earth Day Birthday concert bash and they responded! So I'm pretty pumped that I might win it!!!
BRAND NEW VIDEO!!
One Night Stand from my album Mr. Somebody Else!!! Click here to watch it. Here is a song about just what the title hints to. The Chorus is basically the "pick up" line and the verses tell a story of a guy who try's to hook up but ends up being the intended target instead. I had a bunch of beach footage that I thought would be great for the reggae heavy style. Hope you guys enjoy!
Pretty excited that I now have a "Steve Vai" guitar. Although it is not the top of the line $3000 white Jem that Vai plays and tours with. It is and was specifically designed for people just like me who are huge Steve Vai fans and love his guitar but needed a more affordable version of it. I had to part ways with my PRS SE Custom 24 guitar which I loved but I did not love the tuning challenges that came with it and the embarrassing on stage retuning that was a constant at gigs. So I traded it in towards this beauty and debuted it at my Audio Z gig last weekend! I definitely plan to use this as a "project guitar" and intend to upgrade a lot of things on it. Check the stats on this guitar here
Under Your Thumb on WMMO!!
So after months of pestering 98.9 wmmo to play one of my songs on their sunday morning acoustic show, they finally responded and agreed to play it one sunday morning in february. Obviously I was pretty pumped. Here you can hear Hildi there sunday morning dj and program director announce my song and my shows for that day. This is Under Your Thumb which is track 2 on my CD Mr. Somebody Else.
Collaboration with Tommy from Photobomb
So Tommy from Photo Bomb called me up last week and happened to catch me doing nothing and said hey come record a solo on my Hives cover. I said hell yes and after a shit load of takes we came up with the solo at the end of this great version he concocted. This was a LOT of fun!! Even the Hives liked it, check it out below....