Thoughts on the Dudley Manlove Quartet’s New Year’s Eve performance

This year for the New Year’s Eve we were hired to perform at a wedding reception. It’s unusual for us to take a private booking for this night as it’s usually the biggest public event of our year. The client for this event was a friend of the band’s and she wanted to throw a ...

Pondering The Rig

My existing live performance setup is very good. I use a combination of great instruments, boutique pedals, a central multi-effect unit and a fabulous tube amp. I’ve been very satisfied with the tone and versatility of my rig, but it has some factors that make it challenging: No presets for my boutique pedals. The only ...

Thoughts on the 10/26 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

On Saturday 10/26 the Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at the Sunset Tavern for our annual Halloween Ball. As customary, we performed a tribute to a well-known band as part of the show. This year’s tribute band was Journey. I have always enjoyed Neal Schon’s playing and it required substantial effort to transcribe his solos. For ...

Dudley Manlove Quartet : 10/26 Halloween Spectacular

Dudley Manlove Quartet : 10/26 Halloween Spectacular
The Dudley Manlove Quartet’s Halloween Revelation Sunset Tavern 5433 Ballard Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107 Saturday, Oct. 26 9PM $12 advance/$15 DOS Advance tickets available at http://www.strangertickets.com/events/8216548/dudley-manlove-quartet-halloween DMQ welcomes you with open arms to escape aboard the wheel in the sky for a Halloween journey to new musical frontiers. We’ll trace the evolution of one ...

The Black Strat : Faster, Better, Stronger!

The Black Strat : Faster, Better, Stronger!
The Black Strat We began our association over 20 years ago when I found it hanging on the wall of a local used guitar store. This is a late 80’s production model “Strat Ultra” with an ebony fretboard, staggered locking Sperzel tuners, 2-point fulcrum tremolo, and Wilkinsen roller nut. It’s also not entirely black… if ...

Split Brain – Playing 2 Parts At Once

In just a little under a month, The Dudley Manlove Quartet will take the stage at the Triple Door in Seattle for a fun night of music. I’ve been going back to listen to some of our songs to make adjustments to my guitar arrangements, especially where I’m covering two simultaneous parts. It’s an interesting ...

Thoughts on the 6/15 DMQ “Under Pressure” Bowie Performance

Thoughts on the 6/15 DMQ
On Saturday 6/15, the Dudley Manlove Quartet performed our big “Under Pressure” show  at the Crocodile in Seattle. Also on the bill were our friends “Halloqueen”, delivering their tribute to Queen. I had been working hard on the guitar parts for these songs over the past few months and created detailed transcriptions for my own ...

Pedalboard Rebuild – May 2013

Pedalboard Rebuild - May 2013
Welcome to the 2013 installment of my pedalboard evolution Apparently, May is the month each year when I completely tear down and rebuild my guitar pedalboard. I outlined last year’s rebuild in another article and it generated some interesting discussion with other musicians. For this year I decided to make a few strategic changes, with a some ...

Preparing For The 6/15 Bowie Set

On Saturday June 15, The Dudley Manlove Quartet will be performing at The Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, along with our pals “Halloqueen” for an evening of Queen + Bowie. DMQ is polishing up a solid set of Bowie songs and it’s been interesting to work on these transcriptions. I’ve stated in the past how important ...

Surviving The Unexpected : Your Backup Kits For Gigs And Touring

Playing gigs with a band is really all about the music… except when it’s not. As a professional musician of 30+ years, I am something of a road warrior and have done a lot of successful touring with my bands. As a professional Project Manager, I can tell you there are a number of things ...