This next video is a song titled “Sunshine” that I recorded with my good friend Anthony Francisco who is a local artist here in the Bay Area. He invited me to play for the music video which would feature the song in a stripped down acoustic version and it came out really well! Recorded at Nice N’ Up Studios in San Francisco here is the final result!
Personnel: Anthony Francisco- Guitar and Vocals, Mike Dayao- Guitar and Vocals, Vince Rillera- Bass and Vocals, Julian Hogan- Percussion
For the studio version of the song you can find it on all music media outlets including iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, etc. Enjoy!
With the next Gospel Gators of SFSU coming up this weekend, I thought it would be a great opportunity to post this video. I have been playing with the choir for the last 5 or 6 years (something like that) and every semester they have a semester concert. We’ve done a number of events on the SFSU campus, and within the last couple years have played at Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Herbst Theater. Back in September we were invited to LA to perform at the Staple Center for Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound, gospel choir competition. Although we were the only college choir competing that day, we took runner up! This was truly an incredible experience and I was so glad to be a part of it! Check it out!
After looking around on youtube for a little while I stumbled on this video of my old band Full Circle Revue that I played with for a number of years. This was the band in which I first started playing bass and it gave me a vehicle to learn the instrument. Luckily the opportunity came along, because once I started playing bass I felt that I had finally found my voice. The band hasn’t really been together for the last few years but the running joke is that we are still together, we just don’t practice or do gigs anymore. Anyway, in the following clip from 2004 (wow! where did the time go!) we are playing our Earth, Wind and Fire medley complete with Zoot Suits at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown. Awww the good ole days!
This video is from a concert I did with the SFSU Gospel Choir during our Spring 2011 concert at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. Every semester the band gets to do an instrumental selection to showcase ourselves. About 2 semesters before this concert we put together this crazy Michael Jackson medley, and since MJ had passed away right before this concert we decided to do it again in his honor. Under the direction of my good friend Mike Blankenship, here it is in all it’s glory!