Billy Sheehan Bass Masterclass
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp Presents: A Masterclass with Billy Sheehan!
What is it? Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp is proud to present our live, online and interactive Masterclass Series. For the past 25 years, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp has delivered campers the ultimate musical experience, learning directly from the masters themselves. In our unique Masterclasses artists will cover personalized career advice, never before told stories, tips and techniques on their specialties and more. During the Q&A portion, we will get to as many questions as time allows for and those people will have the opportunity to personally ask a question directly to the artist. Classes take place over Zoom, from the comfort of your home. Every class is unique and unscripted- an authentic experience is our specialty. During these classes you really get to know the artists in a new intimate way by spending at least 60 minutes with them, something that would never happen at your typical backstage setting! Focus subjects include songwriting, home recording, playing your instrument, vocals & more - there's sure to be a Masterclass for you!
Billy Sheehan has played bass on dozens of records and toured all over the world for many decades. His unique and original style of playing has been celebrated and documented everywhere. His playing, singing, songwriting, and contributions to his many recordings have resulted in millions of records sold, Platinum and Gold status worldwide, Reader’s Poll Awards too many to list, Number #1 hits, Number #1 Video’s, sold-out shows, and most importantly the mutual love, friendship and respect between himself and many millions of fans around the globe.
Starting in his hometown of Buffalo, NY in the early ’70’s with the now legendary hard rock trio Talas, he went on to join David Lee Roth in the summer of ’85 when Dave quit Van Halen to go out on his own. Along with Steve Vai & Gregg Bissonette, the legendary Eat ‘Em and Smile record and tour went on to platinum status and sold out shows everywhere. Leaving in 1987 to start his own new band, he founded Mr. Big, who went on to achieve a number one hit in fourteen countries, staying number 1 in the USA BillBoard charts for 3 solid weeks. Along with Mr Big members Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert and Pat Torpey, they recorded and toured the world for a decade more, till disbanding in 2002. Mr Big reunited in 2009 and performed a sold-out world tour, and then recorded “What If…” in 2011…to rave reviews and another sold-out world tour.
Most recently Billy joined Mike Portnoy and Richie Kotzen to form “The Winery Dogs”. Their first release in July of 2013 entered the BillBoard Top 200 Albums at #27…and has been received everywhere with spectacular reviews and sold-out shows.
With his history of live performances and/or recordings with Talas, UFO, David Lee Roth, Mr.Big, Niacin, Steve Vai and now The Winery Dogs, he has had a huge and undeniable influence on modern bass playing that has spread all over the globe and will continue for many years to come.
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