About 60 years, I started around 1951 pre-high school
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Not the first one, but I was a member of the band that backed Chuck Berry at the Santa Monica Municipal Auditorium in the late 60's. I never attended concerts as a spectator. I always played a part in the show. The memorable thing about that concert was the awsome reception that Chuck received at the show. He was phemomal to work with and his performance was out standing.
What gear do you use?
Main instrument used in electronic music production is a Roland G808 controller. For my live performances I use a Casio MG510 Synth Guitar and Roland MC80 Sequencer along with Beringer PM1000 mixer and two Optimus Pro Series monitors.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
one of my videos on the opening page!
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Les Paul and Mary Ford. The guitar sound and Les' way of soloing and backing up Mary Ford impressed me. When I heard "The World Is Waitinbg For The Sunrise" for the first time it became the basis of my musical ideas. Later Jimmy Smith (guitarist), George Van Epps, Barney Kessel, Oscar Moore (Guitarist with the King Cole Trio, Aaron "TBone" Walker (blues influence) Pete Lewis (guitar with Johnny Otis band 1949-60.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Several going all the way back to high school. Don Julian and the Meadowlarks, The Lark Band, The Johnny Otis Band and TV Show, The Sam Cooke Band, The Rivingtons, The Motown Revue, Los Angeles, The Angel Town Sound, Jadkie Kelso, H.B.Barnum and the Circats,Charles Kynard, LaBert Ellis, The Robinson Brothers Revue and many other local groups including my own "Arthur G. Wright and The Electric Band.
I was musical director for the Olympics ( "Hully Gully/Western Movies"); The Famous Penguins (Earth Angel) and many others in the Southern California Area.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Glen Wade, Hank Jacobs, Roger Baccus, Rob Hunter. I've done a few shows with these musicians and we click
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Lynwood Musical Festival in the Lynwood Park about 3,000 to 4,000. Magic Mountain R&B Festivals with Don Julian. 1968-1974
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Happier Times by Arthur G. Wright. I first wrote and recorded it in 2006. It contains the type of music that I like and it is relaxing to me. Especially the songs "Happier Times" and "Cherokee"