J.C. "KUJI" KUJAWA : LEAD GUITARS, RHYTHM GUITARS, LOUD GUITARS...GUITAR OVERKILL

Motto: "if you can hear yourself think, it's probably not loud enough" 


Most influential guitarists:

Bernie Marsden, Gary Moore, Paul Kossoff, Brian Robertson, Micky Moody, Scott Gorham, Angus Young, John Sykes, Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Michael Schenker, Alex Lifeson, Angus Young, Neal Schon, George Lynch, Richie Blackmore... 
 
Favourite albums:

Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous
UFO -Strangers in the night
Whitesnake: Come an' get it
Free: Fire and water
Gary Moore: Corridors of power
Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell
Rainbow: Long live rock'n'roll
Deep Purple: Made in Europe
AC/DC: For those about to rock
Def Leppard: High'n'dry
Rush: Moving pictures
Iron Maiden: Number of the beast
Judas Priest: Unleashed in the East
Merciful Fate: Don't break the oath
Led Zeppelin: How the West was won
Tesla: Mechanical Resonance
Thunder: Shooting at the Sun
Dokken: Under lock and key
Journey: Escape
Scorpions: Blackout
Storyville: A piece of your soul
ZZ Top: Rythmeen
 
 
Favourite song:  
Don't get me started! Maybe Limelight or Tom Sawyer by Rush...
 
Favourite dish:
too hard to pick one but steak Chimichurry will always do as well as French cheese and baguette and of course Mom's cheesecake

Favourite drink:

cold beer, French cider

Favourite movies:

The big Lebowski, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Metropolis, Band of Brothers, anything from Monty Python, The Persuaders, Star Trek original series and other science fiction stuff, classic cowboy movies, rude American cartoons...in fact almost anything except pond life reality and casting shows.

What I like:
 
spend time with my family, friends and band, guitars, movies, history, more guitars, air shows, books, cars, hats, soccer, baseball, cooking, rifles, driving across the US listening to classic rock, shopping guitars, buying boots and hanging out in Austin, Texas, ...and a few other things, just ask me about it next time...Did I mention guitars?


Some of the gear used in the studio and on stage:
Marshall JMP 100W (1979+1980), Marshall JVM 410H (2008), various Marshall 4x12 cabs loaded with Vintage 30 and Celestion V60 speakers, Gibson Les Paul Historic R8 loaded with Suhr Doug Aldrich and Seymour Duncan Alnico II, Gibson Les Paul pre-Historic R9 Custom Shop, Gibson Les Paul R9 aged by Scott Lentz of RS Guitars loaded with Tom Holmes pickups, Gibson Les Paul R9 loaded with Staufer '57s pickups, 2003 (yes!) Gibson Les Paul R9 loaded with Peter Florance Voodoo '59s, 1998 Gibson Les Paul R7 Custom 'Blackie' (Thank you, Bill!), 1990 Gibson EDS1275, 2008 Gibson Les Paul Axcess loaded with Seymour Duncan Custom 5 and Alnico II, 1969 Fender Telecaster with Bigsby, 2001 Fender `Custom Shop' Nocaster, 1962 Fender Stratocaster, Suhr Pro S1, Danelectro DC-59 90's reissue, Coral Sitar reissue, Johnson Dobro-Electric, Marshall Guv'nor MK1, 80's Jim Dunlop Crybaby, Budda Wah, Z-Vex Super Hard-On, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Lehle Dual, Monster Cable Rock 21A, GHS Boomers and Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 010-046, Rockinger green pearl picks.


What I wanted to say:
All the world's a stage (ok, ok, I nicked it from Shakespeare)
 
Michael Shepherd Band 2013 ©