Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Charles Carey: count it off

Dave B from delivers an interview with new comer Charles Carey...where he makes all the right noises!

Charles says:
I really only listen to instrumental music so that is a big number but two albums that I have really enjoyed lately are Planet X “Live From Oz” and John Petrucci’s “Suspended Animation”. Of course CountItOff’s “Room 237” is pretty cool too. My all time favorite CDs would probably be Allan Holdsworth / Frank Gambale “Truth In Shredding” , Chick Corea “Light As A Feather”, the self titled Tribal Tech album, Pat Metheny’s “Still Life Talking” and “Letter From Home”, Steve Morse’s “Coast to Coast” and Mike Stern’s “Play”.

Also a new CD from the band Countitoff, Room 237

Charles Carey is currently in the band CountItOff with bassist Robert Rimmington. CountItOff is a fusion of bebop funk to blues to hard rock. Their new CD is entitled "Room 237" and is available on Guitar9 records and CDBaby

Charles is currently the jazz guitar instructor at Palm Beach Community College and Lynn University. He also gives private guitar, bass, music theory, and jazz improvisation lessons at Marathon Music in Boynton Beach Florida. Charles uses and endorses the Buzz Feiten Tuning System and will not play a guitar or bass without it. His main guitars are a Washburn X-50pro, Heritage Prospect with a 25.5 scale neck and basswood center block, and a Heritage 550 archtop. All of these have a Dimarzio PAF Joe in the neck position and a Air Norton in the Bridge. His amplification is provided by a Blackface Fender Princeton Reveb, Fender Vibroverb reissue mounted in a 3x10 cab and a Bogner Shiva head run through 2 Mesa Bogie 3/4 back 1x12 cabinets with Celestion Vintage 30's.

Todor Peev: blue2you

guitar battle


tapping rock chops

peavy jamming

Todor Peev was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1971. Todor is more commonly known as Blue2you. He discovered the guitar a really late stage, at the age of 25. After hearing Joe Satriani and Steve Vai he learned a modal approach to playing guitar musi c and took acoustic and electric guitar lessons. At the age of 27 he graduated as a physician. He continued to play developing his no picks style, using only his fingers and adding some slap and pop technique.

Later he heard fusion players like Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, Brett Garsed, TJ Helmerich and Greg Howe...this completely changed his playing and he started touring with a fusion band.

He has recnetly started a new collaboration with Atanas Shishkov and the band Spiraless.

Influences include: Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Robben Ford, SRV, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Andy Timmons, Jeff Kollman, Mathias IA Eklundh, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Allan Holdsworth, Brett Garsed, TJ Helmerich and Greg Howe.