MP3 Skip Wakeley - Portal's Of My Mind
Old School rock and roll, blues, R&B.
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Classic Rock, URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
Born in Kingston, NY in 1958 it seems that I was born with notes coming out my mouth. Always listening and singing along to what my mother or uncles had on. Listening to the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Paul Revere and The Raiders and bands like them I got a feel for rhythm at an early age. My mother played a steel guitar my grandfathers both played as well. I started playing trumpet in fourth grade and just loved it. As I got older I turned to other instruments Guitar, Drums, Bass. I took the drums to be my instrument of choice. Playing around the area as a drummer for many years I had the privilege to meet and befriend many great people and musicians, some of which I still hang with to this day. Some of the bands that I played in were Necroscope, The Eddie Dixon Band, Big Daddy, The Runaways (Elvis Cover Band) and many others. The highlight was Full Cyrcle, with local artist Rick Naccarato, Jake Shubert, Renato Cutolo, and the late Rich (Dick) Short. Five guys who made playing music fun.
Taking time off for a few years I got into recording. As an honor degree student from Audio Institute of America, I got hooked in the recording idea. Starting with a Fostex 4 track I got to it. Produced a few songs for local people and thought about doing my own but found it very hard to come up with melodies.
Then in 2006 my friend Larry Swartwood asked me to produce his record “Simplicity” which is available on https://www.tradebit.com or any of your digital online services. By this time I had gotten into the digital age with a Yamaha recording unit. Working with Larry I had to pick up some of my old instruments and refresh myself. While doing this I found melodies to come forth and I started writing my own songs, with words that I had written years before. I sat down to record “Portal’s Of My Mind”. From the first track “The End” to the last “Heaven to Me” you will find every song filled with emotions that you can relate to.
I Would Like To Thank, Mary Ann For All Her Help And Support.
Also Dave Short For Lending His Ears And Ideas.
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