CONCERT BOOKINGS:
US - alex@arteryglobal.com
EU - liam@echelontalent.agency

OTHER BOOKINGS:
booking@bumblefoot.com


 NEXT APPEARANCE...


OCT 10, 2020
Online guitar workshop (6pm EST)
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp
TICKETS HERE



OCT 30, 2020
Guitarist w/ David Ellefson
'End Of Days' Festival
Historic Sunset Station
San Antonio, TX
TICKETS HERE

OCT 31, 2020
Guitarist w/ David Ellefson
'End Of Days' Festival
Browns Village Plaza
Slidell, LA
TICKETS HERE

NOV 1, 2020
Guitarist w/ David Ellefson
'End Of Days' Festival
Barge 295
Seabrook, TX
TICKETS HERE



SONS OF APOLLO
S. AMERICA TOUR 2021


APR 9 - Tom Brasil (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

APR 11 - Circo Voador (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

APR 13 - Teatro Flores (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

APR 15 - Blondie (Santiago, Chile)



SONS OF APOLLO
EUROPEAN TOUR 2021


MAY 1, 2021 - Z7 (Pratteln, Switzerland)

MAY 4, 2021 - Ninkasi Kao (Lyon, France)

MAY 5, 2021 - Live Club (Milan, Italy)

MAY 6, 2021 - 6MIC (Aix-en-Provence, France)

MAY 12, 2021 - Crossroad (La Rochelle, France)

MAY 13, 2021 - La Machine du Moulin Rouge (Paris, France)

MAY 14, 2021 - Boerderij (Zoetermeer, The Netherlands)

MAY 16, 2021 - Islington Assembly Hall (London, England)

MAY 18, 2021 - Zeche (Bochum, Germany)

MAY 19, 2021 - Batschkapp (Frankfurt, Germany)

MAY 20, 2021 - Garage (Saarbrucken, Germany)

MAY 22, 2021 - Pomeranian Philharmonic (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

MAY 23, 2021 - Club Studio (Krakow, Poland)

MAY 24, 2021 - Collosseum (Kosice, Slovakia)

MAY 25, 2021 - Barba Negra (Budapest, Hungary)

MAY 27, 2021 - Majestic Music Club (Bratislava, Slovakia)

MAY 28, 2021 - Sono (Brno, Czechia)

MAY 30, 2021 - Caribbean Club (Kyiv, Ukraine)


*MORE SHOWS TBA



JUL 5-9, 2021
Instructor & performer at
Great Guitar Escape
Glen Cove, NY



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THE SWISS CHEESE GUITAR


I started working at age 12 painting album covers on the backs of dungaree jackets for $20 each (most people asked for Iron Maiden's first album or Killers) Ibanez just came out with the Roadstar series of guitars, which were Stratocaster copies with a better vibrato bar on 'em. When I was 14 I saved up enough money to get one selling at the store I took lessons at - the wood was cracked, it was last year's model, it was $180. It was a 1983 Ibanez Roadstar RS135BK (bought it July 3rd, 1984) First thing I did when I brought it home was pry the paint off it and sand it down to the wood.

(pic taken Feb 16th, 1985)

This is another guitar that went through alot of changes. Put a humbucker by the bridge. At one point I hung old skeleton keys all over the guitar - made the guitar too heavy. I left it as is for a while. Put a Floyd vibrato and a locking nut on it eventually. I wanted to make the guitar look like someone took a big bite out of the body. My dad had a bunch of drill bits - I drilled away the wood where ya rest your picking arm, and in the end it looked like shit. So I kept on drilling and eventually it looked like Swiss cheese. I went to an auto paint store with a slice of Swiss cheese and told them I need to match that color. They hooked me up and I painted it yellow. In the early 90s, DiMarzio re-wired the guitar for me, with a Chopper pickup by the neck and a Tone Zone by the bridge. They put in a single volume knob and a 5-way toggle switch - 1) bridge pickup, 2) bridge pickup as a single-coil, 3) both pickups, 4) both pickups out of phase, 5) neck pickup.

This was my main guitar until I hooked up with Vigier in '97. When Vigier built the "Bumblefoot" guitar, I laid the cheese guitar to permanent rest.


(pic taken Feb '97)

 

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