NAME: Michael Staertow
PLAYING (YEARS): 23
STYLE: Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
GEAR: Gibson Les Paul Standards, Marshall Amplification, Hendrix Wah, Taylor Acoustics.
ENDORSEMENTS: GHS Strings, Marshall Amplification, Groove Tubes, EMG.
PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:Replaced one of my guitar teachers in a band then later playing with him in another band.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: Currently supporting my CD “Oxygen”, and playing in a Foreigner Tribute Band named “Stranger”. Featured on two tracks of Phil Naro’s upcoming release “Glass Mountain” and touring with Naro when it’s released.
FAVORITE GUITARIST: Neal Schon, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Ace Frehley.
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Neal Schon
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: Neal Schon
4 WORDS THAT DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: Passion, Emotion, Honesty & Musicianship
YOUR HERO: Neal Schon
ULTIMATE GOAL: Work with a high profile artist as a sideman on a major tour or recording situation. Continue to make music successfully, retire comfortably and live happily ever after! 🙂
CONTACT: Michael Staertow, P.O. Box 26191, Rochester, NY 14626-0191 or c/o Anne Leighton, phone: 718-881-8183, email: Leightonmedia@aol.com.