Thursday, May 21, 2009

"My under the radar yet interesting tenure as an Artist"

1990 - 1991 Guitar Lessons from a Frat Brod in Highschool playing "New Wave and Punk"

1991 - 1992 My friend's garage Playing Glam Rock for free drinks and what not

1992 - 1993 Joined my first band (outside my circle of friends) Playing Glam Rock and some Metal.. Gigs?... nearby campuses and town fiestas

1993 - 1994 Joined first Professional Band Called "Switchblade" Playing Progressive Rock (Rush Rules oh yeah!!!)as lead guitars... Gigs?... oh yeah the taste of clubs and stadiums (and of course getting paid to play is cool)

1994 - 1996 Forced to take on Vocals while still playing lead guitars... My early attempts at singing live.... mostly half the time I was freezing back then... Gigs? The usual Dredd / Myrics Exposure routine Playing Original Materials... an era where bands suddenly were not getting paid (I was dead broke I had to get day jobs from doing factory work, fast food crew, to somehow making my way becoming a sales supervisor for some big time music store).

1994 - 1996 Joined Naked Lunch a Female fronted Folk Alternative band Playing Original Materials and some covers, Gigs? Dredd, Myrics, Hobbit House, and some other fly by night joints. It's nice to get paid gigs again.

1996 - 2000 Self imposed retirement from active gigging, around this time I started to learn the Art of Production, from writing, arranging, performing, and recording my own as well as other people's materials.

2000 - 2002 Just hooking up with bands here and there jamming whatever... still selling music stuff during the day then get strung up at night oh yeah some minor struggle with drugs and booze.

2002 - 2003 Back in the Gig circuit with a new band called 3CT playing Jars of Clay,Vertical Horizon type inspired Original Stuff, Apparently due to some spiritual transformation, Gigs? Religious gatherings and Christian Woodstocks Whose Organizers are making money but the Bands are not... Shame! Got an offer from a label to release an Album but I just decided to quit midway to the production... for personal reasons

2003 - 2005 Joined Wickermoss, Produced a Five Song Demo EP from my bedroom that went on Air Regularly to at least three mainstream radio stations. Gigged regularly around the Metro and just about whatever event we could get our hands on. I also quit just before getting signed to a major label... again for personal reasons.

2003 and 2006 Stints with Homegrown as guitarist playing Rasta inspired originals with a touch of Blues and rock. and some covers, Reggae was about to burst but I got kick out of the Band after I modestly secured a record deal with some new Label. (couple of years later they were forced to disband while I found myself working for that label)

2003 - present got myself into Multimedia productions doing music and sounds for Corporate media, Web and Telcom contents, Still playing with some bands here and there. Currently recording materials for what would hopefully be my solo Album, alongside gigging extensively with Sugar Hiccup... Providing a different guitar sound from what we used to hear from them.... Interesting? check out the gigs please

I don't know what comes next cause I live my life on a day to day basis right now.

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