I began getting involved in music at the age of 6 when I began learning to play the violin. I was always singing since I was a very early age since my father was a singer himself. He sang opera all over Europe before and after WW 2 before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia from England in 1949. Most of my family were musicians. One of my uncles was an acomplished pianist in England, and my mother also played piano and sang. Another uncle was a violinist with the London Philharmonic, and my second cousin is Sarah Brightman.
I joined the Vancouver Youth Orchestra at the age of 16. Harry Gomez was our conductor at that time. I bought my first guitar from Bill Lewis Music on Broadway in Vancouver when I was 18, and learned a few chords good enough to play rythym since I had a good meter, but I was mostly a front man in my early bands doing all the lead singing.
Jump to current day, 2012, and I'm still involved with music, singing and playing guitar, and doing some writing, and hope to get my studio built in my new home as soon as that gets built in the summer to do some demos.
More info to come later....it's late, and I'm tired...hehe.
Bu bye for now!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
The Doors - Pacific Coliseum in July 1968........man, was I stoned, and the Doors were great!
What gear do you use?
1987 Fender Stratocaster, Epiphone EBO bass, Fender FV3 electric violin, Mesa Boogie SOB, Fender Junior Pro, Gallien-Kreuger bass amp, Yamaha MT-100 multi track mixer/recorder, a few Hohner Blues harps, Cry Baby, Digitech RP-5 sound FX board, Digitech RP-55 guitar processor, a few microphones, stands & cables.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Doors - because of their unique and dynamic sound. I was intrigued by Morrisons vocals and Manzareks organ sound. I first heard them in the summer of '67 when I was picking cherries for my uncle in Oliver, BC, and I was listening to the local radio station from Penticton, CKOO I believe it was, and the DJ introduced this band, The Doors with their new single, Light My Fire. I pretty much dropped what I was doing and just listened to the song in awe. It was very different from the other bands I listened to, The Stones, Paul Revere, Dave Clark Five, and even the Beatles as great as they were. The Doors music just gave me a real rush.
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