I am a song writer for a long time.I've writen/cowriten songs you've probably heard on the radio before done by other artists.
My history? O.K. I grew up in New York,mostly on Long Island(from Brooklyn out to the points-Orient & Montauk)I played Violin as a kid & dabbled with my Martin accoustic.I got my 1st electric (memphis)at the age of 15 yrs old.I used "the Heavy Guitar Bible"to learn how to play.I also did a little internship for a few months at "Sweet Mountain Recording Studios" owned by the "Sugar Hill" record label as an assistant engineer.the 1st band I was in that played out after attempts with several projects was "HeatSeeker" an AC/DC cover band.There was a short lived stint playing bass with "Saliva"(probably not the same band your thinking of)doing "Metalica" covers. Then "United Nations" which was half covers & half originals.Then a few original projects "Sleepers Wake","J.D. & The Groovy Juvies"'"Harveys Drool","Mad Hatter" & I'm sure theirs more I can't remember.During this time I moved to Atlantic City New Jersey & Ashville North Carolina For A While,then back to New York. On Dec 4th 1999 I got into a motorcycle accident.I crushed my right tib,fib & ankle so I was layed up for the better part of the year.I got plenty of practice & during the later part of the summer of 2000 i made some appearances with George Lightning & his band doing cover tunes with a cast on my leg.During that fall I moved to South Florida & awaited my settlement check.I made a make shift recording stuidio useing & old Stereo ,1967 Maginivox home entertainment center,Fostex 4 track recorder,a drum machine my friend found in the garbage & microphones that I made myself out of a telephone & the speaker from the drum machine.Thats How "Sorceror's Delight - EOD was recorded.After recieveing that settlement check from the accident I went & bought some equipment(Sony Vaio Digital Studio,Magix6 Delux 48 track program,a small p.a. system,Marshall half stack,Ludwig drum set,microphones,stands,etc...).I rented a warehouse hired Fej(Jeff Kieser) to play drums for me(payed him with that Ludwig set & he did some vocals & keyboards aswell) & we recorded the albumn "EviL Geniuses - Songs for Hire". After that I did 2 more solo albumns "EOD - Beyond EviL" & "EOD - Suicide Notes & Love Letters" which I played all tracks on myself. I spent 5 yrs playing with "Wake the Neighbors"or "Stewd" we were been doing open jams in the Fort Lauderdale area of south Florida. I'm currently in the New Orleans area considering musicians for my next project.I've recently released my 5th solo album"E.O.D.'s Rock N Roll Masterpiece Poetry in Motion. I was making appearances with the cover band"Total Package" in the south east Louisiana area. I decided to leave that project. The current Project I'm playing with is "Dead Men of Dunharrow" my website is currently back up www.eodkingnothingscastle.com ....
go to www.eodkingnothingscastle.com for schedueling of live performances & other stuff...
Influences? O.K. -- DOORS,LED ZEPPELIN,JIMI HENDRIX,BLACK SABBOTH,METALICA,B.B. KING,CHUCK BERRY,ERIC CLAPTON,ZZ TOP,BAD COMPANY,QUEEN & THATS SOME OF MY FAVORITS.
I prefer Gybson's flying "V" (THE NECK BROKE-I WILL HAVE THAT FIXED SOON). I now play a an O.L.P. Double Neck,Johnson electric & Indiana Shannondale accoustic. I've had many guitars Gybson V,SG & Custom Les Paul,Fender Strat Plus(spurtsal gears are awsome),Honner's Flying V Devil(it was named Satan),Cort's Flying V,Ibanez,Fox(company went under),Seqova(hollow body)Memphis(my 1st electric).I now use Digitech RP350 sound processor & BOSS DD-6 Delays for electric.
Accoustic guitars-Martin,Fender,Harmony,Silvertone,Honner,American Indiana & thats all of them I can think of right now.
For my rig i use a Samson S6 & Nady SPM-6300 mixer amplifier P.A. heads with a Bullfrog 4 x 12 cabinet & 2 15" Pa Speakers(Radio Shak).Got A Peavy ...With the advent of sound processors my usual Marshall amps have been traded(I'm happy with the sound).