My name is Terry and from a very early age I was a music fanatic, so it’s no wonder I became a musician. As a kid I used to wake up my parents early on a Saturday morning playing records. All this while I was still in diapers. Earlier still I remember my Grandparents buying me an actual guitar and I cut all my fingers (and thumbs) open on the metal strings. A trial by fire for sure but I eventually came back to the instrument.
I started playing drums in my teens on sets belonging to friends and the good old High School kit which was a beautiful set of Pearls. Before that I played on boxes, buckets and even used the couch as a set of toms. I think there was even an old barbecue grill in there we used as a percussion instrument. I was fortunate enough to purchase a brand new set of my own at the age of 18 and put them to work right away.
At the age of 19 I started playing bass guitar with the help of my friends Mark, Dave & Rob in the mid 80’s and I’ve been playing ever since. I also sing as well training for three years with instruction from some extremely talented individuals. Some of which are listed in my personal links below.
As for Rock ‘N’ Roll Central, with the increasing use of technology I became more and more interested in the progression of instruments, electronics and the ever increasing advances in software technology. I created Rock ‘N’ Roll Central as a place for Musicians to discover and discuss new and interesting instruments and electronics.
All of the artwork on this site, excluding images of the actual gear and a few animated gifs were created by myself using Photoshop, Bryce & Vue 3D. My graphics site contains many examples of my art and just experiments, ideas & concepts I’ve had over the years. Quick Links:
Follow this link my ever changing You-Tube playlist of songs I find interesting: ECLECTIC
Birth Place: Trinidad: West Indies
Instruments: Bass guitar, Lead vocals (also writes lyrics and music, arranges, sound & production)
Other Instruments: Guitar, E-bow, Drums, Keyboards.
Musical Influences: Blue Rodeo, Van Halen, Rush, U2, Journey, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Jam, Dwight Yoakam, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Big Country, The Smiths, Ron Sexsmith, Sparta, Kings Of Leon.
T.V. Shows: Stargate-Atlantis, Person Of Interest, Poirot, The IT Crowd, Robin Hood (UK 1980), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (80′s & 90′s), Bob’s Burgers.
Movies: Star Wars, Restless Natives, LOTR, Avengers
Actors: Harrison Ford, Kate Winslet, Jeremy Brett, Gary Oldman.
Drinks: Coke, Solo (Trinidad), Rum & Coke, Molson Dry, Corona, Shock Treatment from Fat Tuesdays (Miami)
Foods: Seafood, Chinese, Italian, Cuban, Thai, Tex-Mex…
Hobbies/Interests: Computers, Drawing, Poetry, Cars, Graphic Arts, Video Games, Anything tech oriented.
Misc. Great Stuff: Spending time with friends/family, Going to the movies, Eating out, Road trips, Bowling, Singing, Long Conversations, Driving out in the countryside ,Spending all day in down-town Toronto.
Quotes : “Friends are the family that you make.” , ” Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Song of the “Moment”
I am a huge fan of the original Journey and came across this beautiful song. Nicely balanced and sung with such intensity as only Steve Perry can.