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I'm A Guitarist To The Fullest , If It's Got Strings.... I'll Play It! Including Hearts & Broomsticks!(lol). I Play Both Guitar & Bass, I Started Playing Guitar At 13. I Used To Play It Upside Down Being That My Brother Was Left Handed & I Was Sneaking His Guitar To Play Before He Got Home! Eventually,He Gave Me His Guitar & I Turned The Strings Around & Taught Myself Bass On The First 4 Strings & Chords & Rythm On The Guitar! Although I Don't Read Music , I've Been Blessed To Pick Up Chords & Patterns Quickly By Ear. Aside Playing Guitar & Bass , I Actually Started Out On Keyboards Around The Age Of 7 & Played Percussions With The Local Latino & Africono Players In The Bronx Throggsneck Projects In The Late 60's . I Was Highly Influenced By My Cousin CALVIN (Kickin) WALLACE On Drums . I Can Still Recall The First Time He Took Me In The Basement & Played The Drums To The Beat Of The JB's " ESCAPETISM ", He Was So Free In Motion & Played With Authority & Control That I Knew That This Is What I Wanted To Do For The Rest Of My Life ! My Father & Mother On The Other Hand , Were Great Singers & Songwritters . My Father Had A Smooth Voice Like Billy Eckstine & Prefered Jazz Music Only , While My Mother Sounded So Smooth & Pitch Perfect That She Is Still Uncomparible To Any I've Heard Till This Day ! I Come From A Family Of 6 Musically Inclined Siblings . I Landed My First Singing Contract Around The Age Of 12 , After Performing In Various District Talent Shows In New York . I Had Plans Of Attending The School Of Music & Arts Til My Family Made Plans To Move Down South . At First I Was Angry , But Then Again It Was In The South Where I Began Playing Instruments With Bands Instead Of Singing With Them . Since Then , I've Performed All Around The Coastal Empire Ranging In All Types Of Music . I Began Teaching Vocal Groups Within The Savannah Area & Performed In Hilton Head With Earl Williams (Saxaphone) Band At The BLUE NOTE Lounge . I've Been Writting For Many Years , Trying To Put Across The Sound I'm Hearing In My Head ! My Friend & Partner In Production Mr Keith Glover Invested In Equipment For Me To Record My Music , So All That Your Hearing Is Because Of Him ...... THANK YOU KEITH ! Recently , I Purchased A Guitar Synthesizer To Express What Instrument I Want To Hear On Each Song , Although I'm Still Learning More About It . I've Had The Honour To Have Work With Belated Composer & Producer " OJI PIERCE . I've Also Played On A lot Of Upcoming Atlanta Local's Album Such As The M2o Jazz Album "EPIPHANY" (Bass & Guitar) Headed By JODY MAYFIELD , As Well As Played Bass With & On THE ALAN YATES BAND Album Titled " MINT CONDITION " I'm Currently Working With " ELLIS PHELPS " On His New Sophmore Album.....(Yet To Be Titled) & Making Plans To Tour With "Chi" & THE COLOURED SECTION In The Near Future!Right Now, I Play Guitar With The Heather Hayes Band & A Couple Of Other Local Bands, Besides Playing Bass At My Church. I Also Make A Cameo Appearance In The Movie"THE GOSPEL". I've Been Raised Around A Variety Of Music In The Early 60's In The Bronx . Most Of The Music & Instruments You Hear On this Page Is Totally Me! I'm Just Posting Up My Ideas Raw For Those To Understand The Root Of My Ideas Musically . I Still Surf The Network For The New Vibe, As Well As I Still Listen To The Past To Help Direct My Music Into The Future .......*TiZ*Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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At 3:57am on January 12, 2011, Petra Caramela said…



At 3:56am on January 12, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

At 7:47am on July 27, 2010, Petra Caramela said…
Hi Michael! Finally..check out my new cd:
Have fun!
At 7:44am on December 2, 2008, Jasmine said…
Hey Man !!! Just getting around to checking on my site and there you are !! hahahahaha - you know I love you - kiss Pam for me - and oh yeah - RELIABLE MOBILITY IS KING - youknowhatImean - hahahahahahaha !!!
At 12:49pm on October 7, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
Tks *TiZ* for listening &reading the lyrics..the next step is to record the singing over the music. I'm working on it. I'm very happy you liked the 'raw material' ;-) P
At 11:01am on September 17, 2008, Gina Rene' said…
Alright cut that out, You can call me anytime time. I missed your trip here with keith sweat how was the show?. You know i dig you my brother. So talented so warm and such a giving spirit. Thanks for keeping in touch with me. I Dig this network , and you are everywhere. when i grow up i want to be just like you(lol)
Love you Gina
At 6:53am on September 9, 2008, Sandi said…
Hey 'lil Bruddah!

So glad you had a chance to hear Shortee's latest. I'm sooo proud she's keepin' all this "WONDERFULNESS" in da fam! You're gonna hafta find something she can work on with her UNCLE soon...she's tryna catch up to her oh so talented...Y-O-U!

Too Much Luv,
Ya big SIS
At 10:43am on September 1, 2008, MUSE said…
....nice...nice...uh huh...downright smoove n funkay!

stay connected....
At 3:51pm on August 26, 2008, Sandi said…
Hey 'lil Bruddah,

Your niece Shortee did it again so she has something you haven't heard yet in my player - "Just Add Water (Be All Right)" ! Check it out - I think she'll make you proud!

Ya big Sis
At 8:02am on July 31, 2008, Bzo Cavaness™ said…

What's up playa? See, I can't go nowhere on this..."World Wide Web" without runnin' into ya'! But U know what Brah? I feel right at home whenever I do see U!

Wishin' U a beautiful "Thursday".

Don't get too bizzy for Ur otha' Bruddah! {LOL}

Peas N' Rice.


At 10:02pm on July 30, 2008, Kam Showers said…

R U coming to Tampa play music?
At 2:54am on June 21, 2008, eVa said…
Just saying Hey!!
At 5:12am on June 1, 2008, craig e, washington said…
What's up Tiz ? Small cyber world. I will tell Debbie I am in touch w/you. I heard that Lloyd has been coming to Savannah often to check on his mother. Keep in touch. Craig
At 11:45pm on May 20, 2008, Maria Howell said…
Got your message and thanks for linking me back up with Jasmine. I spoke with her today.

'Preciate that.

At 6:36pm on May 16, 2008, Maria Howell said…
Hi Michael,

Hope the giggy at Sambuca is fun for you. Take care and God bless!

At 3:46pm on May 15, 2008, eVa said…
lol, that's a funny coincidence!!.....I would LUV to hear that Song
At 2:55pm on May 15, 2008, eVa said…
Hello Michael
Thanks tor the add, Stay Blessed
At 8:54pm on May 14, 2008, exe*Cute* said…
Hello Michael ....
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!
... thnx for joining our Listening-Room here at TJN !

You surely will be a Real Asset here !!

Would be a Great Honour to be Your Friend ...
At 3:18am on May 13, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
hi *TiZ*, thank you for your comment and having me as a new friend!..checked the bio on yourspace, very inspiring…and your music again, love the chords' harmony and the beat. i enjoy writing lyrics with periods of stillness, living, wondering. i pick up languages easily by ear. my faves instruments are bass and sax (playing remains a dream) love salsa and african rythms. jazz/blues, soul, funk, swing/retro. grew up in theatre, both parents ballet/modern dance performers. always wished the wall came down to be able to move around and learn, which luckily happened not too late in my life. so i'm on my way, not too young not to old, learning, and open for new ideas&collaborations too! keep in touch, love to you and all your family, enjoy… *P*
At 2:31am on May 12, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
Cool wibes, Michael . . . keep it up!! greetings from Bxl, P

















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