MTD Kingston Guitar Artists

 
Mike “Bistie” Christie Mike "Bistie" Christie
MTD Instruments: Rubicon 6-24

Since  1984 Mike has played in various original and cover bands including PRA,  Exit, Threshold,  Objet D'Art, Most Excellent, Sing Blue  Silver, The Aftershoxx, The Irresistibles,  and Fast Times and he has subbed in numerous  other bands. In 1993  he earned  a Bachelor  of Arts  degree in Broadcast  and Electronic  Communication  Arts with  an emphasis in Music Business and a Certificate in the  Music/Recording  Industry Program  at San Francisco  State University.   

In the 1990s he worked at Fantasy Records and Polygram Group and owned a music studio business. He can be found on the following CD releases: 1993 CD Release "Fun House 2 A Collection of San Francisco Bay Area Bands" on Diamante Negro Records as a Solo Artist on track 18 "Lines And Flags." "This track was recorded on an old cassette tape 4 track recorder at my house. I played everything but the drums." He can also be found on the 1991 CD Release "Indie Music Sampler Vol. 1" on Mirror Image Records with the band "Exit" on track 18 "Far & Beyond.

In the late 90s Mike founded the premier Bay Area Dance Party Band, Fast Times.   "I can't imagine anything more fun than entertaining a large cheering crowd."

Links:

facebook.com/AKABistie

soundcloud.com/bistie

www.fasttimesrocks.com

www.fasttimes80s.com

facebook.com/FastTimesRocks

youtube.com/fasttimes80s

twitter.com/fasttimes80s

 

D.J. Eberlin

"This guitar has the play ability and comfort as a guitar that cost double the money. I love this guitar."
photo by Rhonda Pierce
D.J. Eberlin
MTD Instruments: Rubicon 6-22

After picking up his first instrument at the age of 9 and joining his first band at the age of 13, DJ has never looked back. Opening for a handfull of national touring acts and playing tons of shows around the St. Louis metro area and putting in hours of studio time is more than just a hobby to DJ, this is his dream.

Links:

facebook.com/pages/Conquer-As-They-Come

instagram.com/conquerastheycome1/

twitter.com/ConquerAsTheyCo

 
Jon Gamboa
"The MTD Rubicon Guitar is the best and most versatile instrument I've ever played. I can get any sound I want out of it. I'm honored to be a part of the MTD family."
Jon Gamboa
MTD Instruments: Rubicon 6-24

Jon Gamboa is the voice of the rock power trio, The Solid Suns. He is also the main composer, arranger and producer of many of their songs.  The Solid Suns signature blend of hard rock, soul, funk, and blues has helped them make a name for themselves in the Las Vegas music scene. Formed in the summer  of 2011 with Jim Campbell (another member of the MTD family) on bass guitar and Brian Keen on drums, they have released two full-length studio albums, won the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands 2012 for Las Vegas, and continue to make waves in the Vegas music scene.  

Gamboa also releases solo music under his name and a blend of industrial rock and electronic music under the name Dead Company. 

 

Links:

www.thesolidsuns.com

www.deadco.com

 

Nick Giancana

“The Rubicon has incredible playability,phenomenal tones. It’s perfect for studio and stage”

 

Nick Giancana
MTD Instruments: Rubicon 6-22

Nick Giancana started playing guitar at a young age. He has experience in Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, and other Utility instruments as well,such as Mandolin and Banjo.  He has played in many genres of music including Post-Hardcore, Punk, and Heavy Metal. Nick is one of the founding members for the band Masses Beware in Nashville TN. He plays a few sessions every year as well in various Studios for multiple artist on Music Row.

Links:

massesbeware.com/

reverbnation.com/massesbeware

facebook.com/MassesBeware

twitter.com/Massesbeware

youtube.com/user/Massesbeware

 

Patrick Scheel

"Simply holding MTD's Rubicon I can feel power! Once plugged in, you can hear it!"
photo by Rhonda Pierce
Patrick Scheel
MTD Instruments: Kingston Rubicon 6–22

Rocker Patrick Scheel grew up listening to the songs of ACDC, Def Leopard, Eve 6, and REO Speedwagon. By age 12 he had acquired his first guitar. His early college years taught him more than just academics. “In order to succeed, you must put all your effort into what you are doing.“ The days were filled with academics and the nights were filled with refining his guitar skills. This mentality was significant in starting his own band.

Midnight Hour started as a 311 cover band and within a year the members realized that they each had a musical voice that was destined to be heard. Midnight Hour quickly went from a cover band to collectively writing its own original material. During the almost 8 years Patrick was with Midnight Hour, they released two albums of all original material and three music videos, one of which peaked at over 60,000 views on YouTube. Wining “Battle of the Bands” competitions in St. Louis earned Midnight Hour the opening spot at festivals and amphitheaters for national acts Switchfoot, Megadeath, Queens of the Stone Age, The Offspring and many others.

Patrick is happy to announce beginning August 2015 his merge into the Alternative/Hard Rock group 'Conquer As They Come" based out of Washington, Missouri.  CATC broke onto the St. Louis regional music scene summer of 2011. CATC holds their flag in representation for what music is truly about; the daily realities of angst and elation, with a translation sandblasted by ear capturing breakthroughs cross-sectioned with infectious melodic revelries. 

The super punchy MTD Rubicon 6-22 is the most recent addition to Patrick's three other electric guitars, two 6-string acoustics and a 12-string acoustic played through Marshall amps. "Patrick writes many lyrics and when he's gotten them **perfect** they are then sung through Shure microphones."

With a passion for hard rock, punk, metal, and monster ballads of all rock styles, 2015 finds Patrick stretching out on his own to pursue other musical projects. Endorsed by MTD Kingston Guitars/Basses, Patrick has been asked to join a select team of musicians representing their new guitar line up. This new partnership will help promote new musical prospects and most importantly support MTD's super high quality instruments. Patrick is looking forward to networking with MTD's amazing artists as well. As a high energy artist, Patrick firmly believes in delivering 110% leaving everything he has on the stage when the show is over.

Links:

www.facebook.com/scheelrocks

www.patrickscheel.com

 

Jesse James Stattler

“Tone, versatility and playability far exceed everything else – hands down!.”
"Jesse James" Stattler
MTD Instruments: Rubicon 6-22

Jesse started playing guitar at the young age of nine.  Heavily influenced by James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, he started learning by ear to play all their songs.  He was in his first band at age 15 playing local shows and in late 2012 he had the opportunity to go on tour with country/hiphop artist Lenny Cooper.  When that ended, he came back to his band Cydetrax.  He has been with them for five years and plans to keep rocking South Carolina and the rest of the Southeast! 

 

Links:

www.cydetrax.com