Rehearsing for 1/24 and 1/31 BowieVision Shows

Rehearsing for 1/24 and 1/31 BowieVision Shows
Over the past few weeks we’ve been putting in some dedicated rehearsals for our upcoming BowieVision shows. This comes with the usual fun of loading up my car with a few hundred pounds of gear, loading up my cart, and pulling it into the rehearsal room. Fortunately, we typically rehearse at a facility where there ...

Thoughts on the 9/20 Dudley Manlove Quartet / BowieVision Performance

Thoughts on the 9/20 Dudley Manlove Quartet / BowieVision Performance
On Saturday 9/30, two of my bands performed as a double bill at the Fremont Oktoberfest. We have performed at this event many times in the past, and it was great to continue our annual tradition of being a part of this great outdoor party. We arrived to find the usual crowd: huge, enthusiastic, and ...

Thoughts on the 8/20 Dudley Manlove Quartet performance

Thoughts on the 8/20 Dudley Manlove Quartet performance
On Wednesday August 20, The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed in Everett, Washington as part of their summer concert series downtown. We arrived in the late afternoon to discover that we’d be outdoors facing the sun, and performing without any sort of shade. As much as I love playing music under any condition, I’m not fond ...

Thoughts On The 8/2 BowieVision Performance

Thoughts On The 8/2 BowieVision Performance
On Saturday August 2, BowieVision performed at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont. This show continues our run of 100% sold out shows since the band’s first performance. Opening the show was local tribute band “Purple Main”, performing the hits of the man in purple himself. It was fun to hear that music. I’ve always loved ...

Preparing for the 8/2 BowieVision Performance

Preparing for the 8/2 BowieVision Performance
This coming Saturday, my band BowieVision is performing at Nectar in Seattle. We are working on a few new songs for this performance, including “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)”, from the Scary Monsters album. It’s another time I have to recreate the frenetic 1980s guitar sound of Robert Fripp. On this track, I believe he is using a Watkins Electric ...

Rehearsing for BowieVision

Over the past few weeks the members of BowieVision have been working hard to polish our arrangements for the upcoming shows. We have a number of new songs being added for these performances and I’ve continued to refine my tones as I pay tribute to Bowie’s very talented guitarists. For most of the songs I’m ...

Dudley Manlove Quartet : Roaring into 2013

Dudley Manlove Quartet : Roaring into 2013
We’re most definitely ready for 2013. Things are moving ahead with bookings for the band and we’re putting together a great schedule of shows in night clubs. This is my 4th year as a member of The Dudley Manlove Quartet and it’s a great experience to work with such fine musicians who also happen to be great ...

Prepping for the DMQ Halloween Spooktacular

This past weekend I spent 10 hours transcribing and practicing my guitar parts for the upcoming DMQ Halloween Show. We are adding six new songs plus bringing back some favorites. For the new additions I had to start the with the song in the original recorded key and transpose it to an appropriate key for ...

Thoughts on the 9/15 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance… and some amp woes

Thoughts on the 9/15 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance... and some amp woes
On Saturday 9/15 the Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at a private event in Seattle. We arrived on time and loaded in for sound check. When I picked up my trusty Boogie Lonestar to set it up, I noticed the 5U4 rectifier tube wasn’t seated in its socket, so I pushed it back in. Then I ...

Thoughts on the 9/14 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts on the 9/14 1 Uppers Performance
After months of anticipation, the 1 Uppers CD was released on 9/14. We held the CD release event at one of our favorite local venues, The Tractor Tavern in Ballard. They have been very supportive of local music over the years and it was a pleasure to celebrate this CD release in their space. It ...