Saturday, 8 February 2014

Sarah Longfield: now you can get original art stuff, plush guitar/rig's online!

Sarah Longfield
For the few who have inquired about buying my art stuff, plush guitar/rig's etc. I finally made an etsy so that I can free up space in my room! (to make more art stuff of course!)

If you are Canada or the USA check out the great work:

Cherry Blossom: Sakura - RATT - Lay It Down - ME-5 of BOSS and Marshall JCM2000 - 11 year old

RATT - Lay It Down 桜花 SAKURA 11 years old
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Is the cherry blossom. It is a 11-year-old fifth grader.
Homework from Warren's RATT! The 2 · Lay It Down
I tried playing. Sounds is very difficult, the ME-5 of BOSS and Marshall JCM2000 was used. Nuances in tone control Vo, in picking my care has been taken. Guitar of E serial era of Fender Japan was custom strats. The first photo, but Jake E Lee and Mr. Warren and Mr. I.

Zoe Thomson: Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold - 10 year old

10 year old Zoe Thomson plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold
10 year old Zoe Thomson plays Hail To The King by Avenged Sevenfold

Nita Strauss, Courtney Cox, Wanda Ortiz: what happens when you turn up two minutes late to an Iron Maidens show?

Nita Strauss,Wanda Ortiz,  Courtney Cox
So you want to know what happens when you turn up two minutes late to an Iron Maidens show?  This was the NAMM presentation... I had to fight my way through to get close enough for this photo of Nita Strauss, Wanda Ortiz and Courtney Cox.

Nita Strauss, Linda McDonald , Wanda Ortiz
OK so you arrive two minutes too late... well just don't, arrive ten minutes early! Make sure someone has your space (Jack Lue did that part OK) If all else fails, switch to the 300 or 500 zoom and trust to luck. This was my 200. The place was crazy, crowd were loving it and the music was great. My hope is these
guys get to tour Europe as they are a show that you won't want to miss! I'll then apply for a photo pass!

Courtney Cox
The Iron Maidens were originally formed in June 2001 by vocalist Jenny Warren and bassist Melanie Sisneros, formerly of the Iron Maiden tribute band Wrathchild. Linda McDonald (drums) and Josephine Draven (guitar), both formerly of Phantom Blue, and Sara Marsh (guitar), joined Warren and Sisneros shortly afterward to form the band's first lineup.

Nita Strauss
Todays current line up changes occasionally

Kirsten Rosenberg ("Bruce Chickinson"), vocals
Nita Strauss ("Mega Murray"), guitar[1]
Nikki Stringfield ("Mega Murray"), guitar[1]
Courtney Cox ("Adriana Smith"), guitar
Wanda Ortiz ("Steph Harris"), bass
Linda McDonald ("Nikki McBurrain"), drums

Kirsten Rosenberg
 Oh and one small surprise guest

Sooty Maiden

Nita Strauss: sign up to the Facebook Fan page

Nita Strauss
Announcement! Starting now I'm gonna be posting on the Nita Strauss fan page myself! Check it out if you haven't already, there are lots of pictures (including tons of old band photos) and videos up there that aren't on this page!

Jess Lewis: 3 by Me classy jam track series - Sponsored by D'Addario!

3 By Me

Over the last 4 years Jess Lewis has repeatedly proven that she can recreate some of the toughest solos note for note. As a result her worldwide reputation has rocketed, as she notches up millions of YouTube hits.

The time has now come for her to show her own hand when it comes to constructing solos....and wow, just wow! Jess once again proves what an incredibly talented player she is. Three styles of top quality backings tracks....each with wonderfully constructed solos. Jess plays with complete control, tone, and creative displays technique to die for. Jess has a lot for you to learn and take inspiration from. Once you have nailed her solos, start jamming out your own ideas!

Check out the previews below and get downloading/streaming this series right now. As ever, the artists get 50% of every you will be supporting them directly!

 3 live solo tracks
 3 solo backing tracks
 3 extended jam tracks
 3 live video performances
 TAB/Notation (PDF/Powertab)
 Bonus Track Notes

*NEW* Jess Lewis '3 By Me' at

Christie Lenée: talks about recent NAMM, new album and tour dates

Hello Friends!

I am writing you from beautiful Austin, TX: The Live Music Capitol of the World! It's been an adventurous journey the past few weeks including LA for the NAMM show and surrounding special events in North Hollywood, Altadena, Santa Monica, the "Guitar Blast" concert at Tower Theatre in Bend, OR, and now to this cross country trip leading me to FL!

As you may know, I've been living in Portland for most of the past year and loved every moment of being home. There is such a special energy there and I know that no matter where I am, Portland always has a home in my heart. :) As well as Philadelphia... the city of brotherly love!

Through the process of an abundance of tours over the past few years and moving out west, I recently released an Instrumental Album "Chasing Infinity." I love the record and am very proud of the outcome. Though, funny enough, before I started recording it there was already another in the works! These tracks feature Tim Reynolds and his band TR3 as a rhythm section on two songs, plus another song featuring Stanley Jordan.

In addition to this album already in the works and the single "Garden of Love" (soon to finally get released), I also did two shows at a state of the art recording studio/venue in St Petersburg, FL called the "Hideaway Cafe." Here we performed with a multi-track recording of full band and John Kelly did an incredible job capturing the experiences! Two songs ("Daylight Comes" and "Take a Vacation") out of the shows have been mixed so far, and came out so great that I've decided to put out a full live CD with the best of these performances.

If that wasn't exciting enough... there's still more! Come May I will be going into the studio with legendary producer/musician Will Ackerman to record two fully produced instrumental tracks. My hope is to build excitement with the magic that we make in the studio, and through crowd funding and perhaps record label support we will return into the studio and do a full album. :) This is surely the intention, so we're going to get the ball rolling with two songs and go from there!

"Will Ackerman is the Founder of Windham Hill Records, and a Grammy Award Winner. As a Producer he is the Recipient of more than 20 Platinum and Gold Records in the United States and Internationally. Albums that he has produced have won multiple ZMR Music Awards and no producer has ever had more #1 albums on the NAR/ZONE charts."

To say the least, I have an abundance of material to get out to the world and plan to hit it hard in the studio this year. To help make this happen I will soon be posting an online fundraising campaign to reach out for crowd support on these projects. If you decide to participate, your contributions will be exchanged with a variety of exciting rewards including recording opportunities for other aspiring artists, cross promotion for your business, album pre-orders, and more!

Meanwhile I'm in route to FL with 12 string instruments, keyboard, amp(s), recording equipment, and well... essentially everything I "need" to survive and put out some new music. I have decided to move back to my native home of St Pete/Tampa FL while these projects are in the works, where I will be ambitiously recording/mixing, performing, and practicing for the sessions with Will Ackerman in May!

A pre-welcome home party will be happening this Tuesday at The Amsterdam in St Pete with a solo acoustic show 8-11pm and friends gathering to welcome these exciting projects into the new year. I will then be leaving to perform on a ship to Hawaii for a full month, which will enable me with more financial elements for the recording projects... and well, a trip to Hawaii will be a nice bonus too!

Upon my return March 16th I will be officially living in FL again and getting going with these recording projects. FL friends, I hope to see you this Tuesday night in St Pete to celebrate!


Saturday, February 8th
@ From the Heart Recording Studio
55 Rose St, Sopchoppy, FL 32358
7:30- 10pm

Tuesday, February 11th
@ The Amsterdam
1049 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL
8- 11pm

More dates are below, including my first return back to SKIPPERS TAMPA on Saturday, March 29th with Halcyon, summer festivals/shows in VA, Philly, and more to be added on the summer run! Meanwhile... music is coming your way. :)

PS- see the link above for "Hard Rock Rising" Votes?!? If you can please take a moment and click on it to vote for me, you can help bring me the opportunity to perform in Rome! Also scroll down or check the website for full list of dates. Thanks Friends! :)

Live, create, explore...

Christie Lenée