Featuring: Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Billy Sheehan, Daniel Adair (Nickelback)
Influenced by San Francisco-based guitar demigod Joe Satriani and six-string trickster Steve Vai, Canadian instrumental guitar firebrand, Dave Martone, pelts us with a plethora of exceedingly fast riffs while drilling us with copious amounts of metallic overdrive.
Since releasing his Magna Carta debut Clean, in 2008, Martone has garnered accolades from numerous music publications.
He's floored enthusiastic audiences across the globe with his obvious passion, superior technical ability and animated stage presence, and was handpicked to be the opening act for Joe Satriani's 2010/2011 Canadian tour.
The Martone express keeps rolling. On Sunday, September 25 at 3PM EDT, Martone and his labelmate Glen Drover (Megadeth, Testament) will perform live from the North Auditorium of Toronto's famed Metal Works studios for a special Internet Webcast sponsored by Magna Carta. Martone and Drover will each perform separate sets and then combine their talents for a final superjam with soon-to-be-announced special guests. "I'm looking forward to playing my butt off for everyone who signs on," says Martone. "I know I'm going to have as much fun as legally possible during that Internet broadcast."
Over the last decade, Martone has recorded several independent instrumental guitar records spotlighting his originality and fluidity on the instrument, including A Demon's Dream, Shut Up 'n' Listen and When the Aliens Come for labels such as Lion Music and Guitar Nine Records. Martone eventually inked a deal with Magna Carta Records and emerged with the critically lauded Clean, a record that marks a new beginning in Martone's life.
Featuring drummer Daniel Adair (3 Doors Down, Nickleback) and bassist David Spidel (Bo Bice), as well as special guests, guitarists Joe Satriani, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson) and Greg Howe (Justin Timberlake), and bassists Billy Sheehan and Ric Fierabracci (Dave Weckl, Yanni), Clean is a rare achievement, indeed.
"It takes commitment and a little bit of luck to establish a career in this musical vein," says Martone. "Anyone who plays instrumental guitar music is doing it for the love of the music."
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1. The Goodie Squeegie Song 3:51
2. Nail Grinder 4:25
3. Bossa Dorado 3:42
4. Dinky Pinky 5:57
5. Coming Clean 5:35
6. Hard Wired 4:03
7. If I Was a Piano 3:27
8. Moron Face 4:17
9. Turn on the Heater 4:16
10. Angel Fish 3:46
11. Fading Into Change 2:52