Ted Gauthier Resume

      - Frontman for gigging classic rock band for past 17+ years
--- Frontman for alternative rock band, Memphis blues band, pop rock band in prior years
--- Strong lead vocals, 3 octaves
--- Strong background vocals, natural ear for harmonies

- Backup singer / saxophone / rhythm guitar, sitting in with various bands over the years
--- Background vocals (good ear, easily finds the right spot among other singers)
--- Saxophone leads, section-type fills (accentuate rhythm guitar, keyboards parts)
--- Rhythm guitar with or without saxophone

- Coffeehouse / acoustic small venue performer
--- Have played with piano accompaniment only, acoustic guitar(s)
--- Looking for coffeehouse-type opportunities
--- Comfortable with many various types of music

- Jazz ensembles
--- Toured with college jazz big band
--- Played in various ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets)

Started singing gospel songs in church at age four.
Earned a college music scholarship to play big band jazz.
My classic rock band came in 2nd place in the KFOX radio Last Band Standing competition in San Jose, CA

Easygoing, get along with everybody!



Influences:
Where to start?
classic rock - Rolling Stones to Tom Petty to Bad Company to Eagles to John Hyatt to the Beatles to Van Morrison to U2 to...
classic alternative - Elvis Costello, The X, Bodeans, Talking Heads, Joe Jackson...
alternative/grunge - Pearl Jam, STP, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls...
acoustic - CSNY, America, Kenny Loggins (& Messina), Beatles, James Taylor, John Denver...
jazz - Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Gato Barbieri, Miles Davis...
country - Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty...






Equipment List:
- Saxophones
--- 40 years experience
--- Rock, Jazz (played in multiple jazz big bands and ensembles) and anything in between
--- 1954 Selmer tenor saxophone
--- 1990 Yamaha soprano saxophone

- American Standard Fender Stratocaster with Texas Special pickups
--- 10 years experience
--- rhythm guitar, some lead
--- ZT Lunchbox amplifier with extension cabinet
--- Boss FRV-1 63 Fender Reverb Pedal
--- Boss FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Pedal
--- Donner Yellow Fall Vintage Pure Analog Delay Guitar Effect Pedal

- Takamine Jasmine S35 acoustic guitar with built-in contact pickups

- Shure Beta 58A microphone for vocals
- ElectraVoice PL88L microphone for sax


Updated:  October 8, 2015

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