Paul McCartney was, and is, my hero. God, if it wasn't for him.....
I can proficiently play bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, sing and what have you. Why? Because as a kid, I wanted to be able to do waht Paul could. When the "Flowers" tour came to my neighborhood back in 1990, I made sure that I know every single song that I had heard he was playing on that tour. Of course, I was only 14, and I thought if Chris Whitten (the drummer at the time) died or got sick that night, I could fill in. Or if Wix had an accident, I could jump on stage. 12 years later, I know that it was through admiring Paul and musicians like him that I've been able to do what I've done.
Currently, I'm playing in an LA band named RYAN5 (http://www.ryan5.com
) and this summer we've played The Whisky a Go Go (http://www.whiskyagogo.com
), The Roxy , The El Rey (http://www.theelrey
) and we're playing The Mint (http://www.theminthollywood
) next week with some other great bands, Pawn Shop Kings (http://www.pawnshopkings.com
) and Sheila Nicholls (http://www.sheilanicholls.com
). Our CD is available at http://www.cdbaby.com
. WE have harmonies, musicianship and great songs. Too bad it's 2002.
I'm also a solo singer-songwriter and I do the occasional showcase out here with my acoustic guitar and piano.
Basically, I'm happy to have found a forum to speak about what I love and gives me inspiration with others of the same ilk. Cool.
Oh.....go to my post on "General Macca" that say's "Proposition" on it. Those of you who live in LA or Southern Cali may find it interesting.
All the best!