|Sons of Thunder|
Photo by Linda Phillips
Well, it’s either this or get a real job.....
Since 1997 I have spent my life being connected to the guitar either through playing them, repairing them, selling them or writing music on them. I generally have had the luxury of playing original music either of my own making or as a side-man because I was never really good at learning cover songs. I create a lot of styles of music but generally focus on rootsy music, early British Heavy Metal, hard rock and acoustic guitar instrumentals. Electric, acoustic,slide and finger-style are what I generally prefer as well as thudding on the bass.
As well as being a performer on the guitar along the way I’ve also spent time as a road crew member, guitar repair tech, live sound/monitors, home recording, guitar teacher, sideman on guitar and occasionally on the bass, retail guitar store owner, gear seminar demo-guy, pa rental and often make a solid cup of espresso to consume in a responsible manner.
Along with my wife Linda, I currently am the owner since 2012 of Guitars Plus! located at 1118 Blanshard Street in beautiful downtown Victoria.
Late 70’s Local Rock Bands in Ottawa
Early 1980’sRoad Crew member of Coney Hatch in Toronto
1983 Metal Blade Records Album with Witchkiller ‘Day Of The Saxons’. Guitarist and songwriter
1984 Guitarist for LA’s Savage Grace
1984 Victoria/Vancouver Metal Band ACE KODEN w/Tony ‘Thunderfoot’ Melizza and Duane Nickull. Guitarist and Songwriter
1991 Purchased Kelowna GuitarWork Retail Store
1992- Present Kelowna Band WARHAG, also Wood&Wire solo acoustic instrumental. Guitarist, Songwriter, Occasional Vocalist
1997 Kelowna Band ‘Saving Grace’. Guitarist and Songwriter
Early 2000’s Guitarist in Kelowna-based cover band I-Spy
1997-2005 Guitarist for Susan Dec band, Jason Mitchell Band and Trisha Robins, Smashlee Sommerville
Sold Kelowna GuitarWorks February 2007
2010 Guitarist for Shelly Dubois
2012 Purchased Guitars Plus! 1118 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC
Still playing! WARHAG, Wood&Wire and Saving Grace are pretty much just recording projects due to limited time but when I retire....... gonna be a louder fer sure!
|Sons of Thunder|
|Ace Koden||Guitar / Vocals||1983-1984|