PRLog - Jul. 11, 2011 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Virtuoso guitarist VINNIE MOORE will treat New York City to a rare solo performance on July 25th at the esteemed IRIDIUM. Moore will be joined by bassist JOHN "JD" DeSERVIO of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, MIKE DiMEO of RIOT (vocals, keys) and drummer RICHIE MONICA of TANTRIC. The LES PAUL TRIO will open the show.
Vinnie Moore concert poster for July 25 in NYC
Vinnie Moore has established a legion of loyal fans for his extensive work as a solo artist and as guitarist with esteemed acts such as UFO and ALICE COOPER. Vinnie is a musical innovator known for his progressive neo-classical guitar style. His diverse musical influences including Latin, jazz, rock and blues are all found within his stunning signature sound and melodic songwriting.
Vinnie’s career took flight in 1987 when his breakout debut album, 'Mind’s Eye' sold over 100,000 copies. Vinnie was quickly heralded “best new talent” in Guitar Player, Guitar and Guitar World magazines. Vinnie’s latest CD “To The Core” was released in May 2009 and has received critical acclaim worldwide.
In 2003, Vinnie joined the legendary group UFO (Phil Mogg, vocals; Pete Way, bass; Jason Bonham, drums; Paul Raymond, keyboards). The band has since toured the UK, Europe and USA and released several very well-received CDs and DVDs.
Vinnie is a Dean Guitars endorsed artist and has an impressive line of high-end signature Dean guitar models. He has conducted hundreds of guitar clinics around the world including the U.S., Japan, Scandinavia, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, England, Germany and Australia and has released two instructional videos on the HotLicks® label.
On doing clinics: “I like talking to the fans firsthand and learning from them. It’s insightful to hear what they like about what I’m doing, and what they think about the guitar genre…and the whole music scene in general. I definitely feed off of their energy. It’s cool to be part of a global guitar community, and it’s an honor to know that I can sometimes inspire others to get excited by music and guitar. It always amazes me to me to hear that I have touched someone else by doing something that I love doing so much. I consider it a gift to be playing guitar and writing songs, and feel like one of the luckiest cats in the world to have fans.”
VINNIE MOORE- LIVE AT THE IRIDIUM, JULY 25th sponsored by DEAN GUITARS, GUITAR WORLD, NEWTEK and LIVESTREAM as part of Les Paul Tribute Mondays at the Iridium.
ABOUT LES PAUL TRIBUTE MONDAYS AT THE IRIDIUM
Legendary recording artist, studio pioneer, and virtuoso guitarist Les Paul passed away at the age of 94 on August 13, 2009. Donations can be made to the Les Paul Foundation, 236 West 30th Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001.
The iridium intends to honor our great friend Les Paul by presenting world-class guitarists that embodied his spirit every Monday night to join The Legendary Les Paul Trio.
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Dean Guitars is a Tampa, FL based manufacturer of electric & acoustic guitars and basses. Dean is considered one of the top guitar brands in the world and boasts one of the best USA custom guitar factories in existence. Sold worldwide and played by some of the biggest acts in rock music. The company is independently owned and operated by Elliott "Dean" Rubinson, who is one of the very few guitar company owners who is also an active musician. Rubinson recently peformed as bassist for MOUNTAIN at Woodstock 2009 and completed a world tour as bassist for guitar legend Michael Schenker. http://www.deanguitars.com