Chris W (Write Review) Pinellas Park, Florida
I am an American Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer, Engineer, and Entrepreneur. I was born in Needham, Massachusetts and was inspired to play guitar at age 11, after hearing my uncle play riffs of my favorite bands in my bedroom. After a few years of locking myself in my bedroom and learning to play guitar, in 2007 I formed my first band named "Stereo Uprising". Stereo Uprising was formed with High School Classmates Paul Impellizeri of Wild Rompit and Cheerleader, Chase McShea, and Tim Burke of the Ragazzi Boys. Through Stereo Uprising, I heavily networked and made many musical connections. I have played at numerous venues throughout New Jersey and Florida including the world famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park and The State Theatre in St. Petersburg. I have opened for major national acts such as Dispatch, The Parlor Mob, Nova Rex, and Saliva. After graduating High School, I had moved south to Tampa, FL to attend school. While studying and continuing to work on music, I had joined two local cover bands named "April Calling" and "Milk Chicken." Taking the helm as Lead Guitarist, I try to captivate audiences with a larger than life stage presence and technical proficiency on guitar. Having played many local bars and clubs in the area with both bands, their fan bases have increased steadily. Those bands have disbanded and I now front my own original rock band named "Deviate the Plan" and own my own recording studio "Red Attic Sound Studio" where I produce and engineer my own music as well as bands and artists and give guitar lessons. My guitar playing style reflects many of my musical influences. I favor a Rock/Blues approach to my playing with many advanced guitar techniques thrown in the mix. Techniques including legato, tapping, volume swells, pinch harmonics, as well as alternate and sweep picking. My main guitar playing influences include Slash, Kirk Hammett, Zakk Wylde, Synyster Gates, Mark Tremonti, Dimebag Darrell, Tom Morello, Nick Perri, and Keith Nelson.
Chris W has over 15 years of music experience in the Pinellas Park area.
Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Tampa, May 2013
10+ Years Live Stage, Rehearsal, and Studio performing experience.
Lessons Locations: In Studio
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