Played a few local gig with the Rusty Anderson. Rusty is well known for being Paul McCartney's guitar player for the past 15 or so years as well as being in a slew of cool bands over his career. Very fun tunes and a challenge!
My musical collaborator friend Scrote pulled of one of his magic nights in early February of 2016 to celebrate the music of David Bowie. The night included 70 of LA's finest musicians. Included were Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Ewan McGregor, Gary Oldman, Nikka Costa, Seal and long time Bowie pianist Mike Garson. Some other friends I was honored to share the stage with...Lyle Workman, Paul Bushnell, Tim Lefebvre, Zac Rae, Joel Shearer, Matt Rhode and Rob Shrock Below is a video of Mike Garson's solo on Aladdin Sane.
I played for the Band Of Merry Makers during the holiday season. This a group of well known singers and writers who are doing their part to give back. Started by Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and writer Sam Hollander, the live group also included Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn, Fitz and the Tantrums frontman Fitz, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Natasha Benningfield, Alex & Sierra (X Factor winners) and Nick Hexum of 311. This could be an annual thing and includes some pretty sweet threads by Opposuits!
I was thrilled to recently play a gig with Chris at the Roxy Theater. My friends Pete Thorn, Jorgen Carlsson and Jebbin Bruni were the band. We learned 25 of his songs (solo, Audio Slave, Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog). We rehearsed 2 times and performed for 2 1/2 hours.
On tour with Idina Menzel...included rehearsing a live orchestra everyday in every new city.