Solo guitar player for cocktail hours and more! Quiet and unobtrusive, no vocals.
My background music performances includes Jazz and R&B standards along with a bit of classical. Also plenty of holiday music, for the Christmas season. I have a long history as a guitarist, having performed with two different Boston Music Award winning groups. I'm a Berklee College of Music alumni with an extensive music business resume that includes composing music used on national network TV shows!
Price Range: Varies for time and venue.
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect me to be on time, prepared and professional!
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Originally from Southington Connecticut, I started guitar lessons at age nine. After studying guitar through high school, I moved to Boston in 1980 to attend Berklee College of Music. Graduating Cum Laude in 1984, I was a founding member and leader of what would turn out to be one of Boston's most successful local acts ever, 'High Function'. With High Function, I played extensively at clubs and colleges throughout the New England area, performed a three-week tour of Switzerland, played in New York City, recorded an album in Chicago, and performed in a marketing film produced by Bose Corporation.
After leaving High Function, I went on to co-find and play guitar in the Boston based R&B band 'Universal Language'. Another very popular local group, nominated for a Boston Music award each year of their existence (and winning once), Universal Language credits include performances in the Boston Garden, Fleet Center, and at The House of Blues. I was also the Co-Executive Producer of their CD entitled 'One People'; a release well received on the local music scene.
In addition to playing in the bands, I was teaching myself the art of recording and composition. As a composer using my home studio (Studio Nine Productions), I have licensed my original music to ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and many cable television networks. Just a few of the shows include "The Voice", "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", "The Biggest Loser", "Let's Make a Deal", "Last Call With Carson Daly", "The Great Christmas Light Fight", “One Life To Live", "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and "Vice". I have tracks in the 2017 feature film "1 Mile to You" staring Tim Roth and the 2014 feature "Hector and the Search for Happiness" directed by Peter Chelsom and staring Simon Peg, Rosamund Pike and Christopher Plummer. I also had a track in the 2013 feature film “Inescapable” starring Marisa Tomei and Alexander Siddig. and in a national ad campaign for Blue Diamond almonds.
International composition clients include Macmillan Educational Publishing, both the Mexico and UK branches. I have also worked outside the house as a freelance recording engineer, and as an author have been published numerous times in the international periodical 'Recording Magazine' and the Berklee College of Music alumni magazine 'Berklee Today'.
Additional Booking Notes
When performing a smaller private function, sound is provided by the guitar amplifer. No PA is used so there is no microphone available to the client.
Past Booked Events
|December 10, 2015||Cocktail Party|
I perform many popular Jazz and R&B standards! Standards include "Our Love is Here to Stay", "Embraceable You", "The Girl From Ipanema", "I'll Take You There", "Waiting In Vain" and "Saint James Infirmary". If there is a special song you need for your event I will make every effort to accommodate you!
Influences & Inspiration
I am influenced by a wide variety of players including Carlos Santana, George Benson, John Scofield and Earl Klugh.
• Larger performances could require a PA to be provided.
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