Bit of an Yngwie clone :agreed:The real badass in that band is the bassist, Jay Rigney, even if he doesn't do much here. Joe is a really skilled player, though I don't usually like his stuff much.
I agree, she's got her moments, but again times she doesn't. I think if they stick together they will find their groove. This isn't the best thing i've ever heard, but they've got a lot of potential. I also agree about Joe, killer player, but not all of his stuff is too original. No where near as bad as MAB though. I feel sorry for him. He's such a killer player, but he just can't write a song to save his life.Pretty good stuff...
I'm not generally a massive fan of Stump, as everything I've heard from him has been pretty impressive technically but not terribly original. The boy can certainly play though...
To be honest, the singer was the most impressive thing about that performance.
:rofl:Wait... a neo-classical guitar player in a band that sings about dragons and magic and shit?
I was a student of his at Berklee as well, and yes, he still teaches there. His "Reign of Terror" stuff is ok, but Mike Vescera's vocals are really nasal and annoying, and Joe's tone sounds really messy on a lot of it.:rofl:
This guy I knew was a student of his @ Berklee. Not sure if he's teaching there any more? But he turned me onto all of his instructional vids and his instrumental material. I really liked his "Speed Metal Messiah" CD and also his last one "Virtuostic Vendetta". But then, I prefer instrumental shred without any vocals. So for me, he's like Yng mixed with Blackmore, without the annoying vocals.
When he's not in Boston, he plays at Jaxx to both of his DC-area fans.The big shock here is that Stump's band is actually playing a venue that big. I thought his career completely revolved around opening for Vai/Satch in Boston area clubs. :lol: I swear I've seen him live almost a dozen times.
yeah it is bit derivative. Like I said I really have only heard about him in passing (people calling him a Blackmore/malmsteen clone) so I never bothered checking him out til Chris posted these vids. (so its all new to me)I've only seen Joe Stump once, and I spent most of the show at the back bar. He's incredibly boring.