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Basic info
Name M.D.G./Matthew D. Guarnere
Formed On
# of Members 1
Homepage www.whatsrealunlimited.com
 
Contact/Booking info
Name Matthew D. Guarnere
Phone (585) 256-2418 / FAX (585) 232-5212
E-mail whatsreal@yahoo.com
Misc What's Real Unlimited
P.O. Box 42036
Rochester, NY 14604
USA

Description
Critics worldwide have acknowledged that unique songwriting, thought provoking lyrics, powerful and distinctive vocal ability (spanning four octaves) and polyrhythmic instrumentation are all integral parts of M.D.G.'s music. Styles as diverse as progressive rock, heavy metal, pop and jazz fusion all seem to play an equal role on many an M.D.G. track.

Roster
M.D.G.'s musical talents include vocals, drums/percussion & programming, rhythm guitar, bass, keyboards & synthesizer programming

Influences
BEATLES, JEFF BECK, TERRY BOZZIO, DAVID BOWIE, BILL BRUFORD, BLACK SABBATH, KATE BUSH, CHEAP TRICK, VINNY COLAIUTA, ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, THE FIXX, PETER GABRIEL, GENESIS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, GUESS WHO, PETER HAMMILL, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, IRON MAIDEN, EDDIE JOBSON, JOURNEY, JUDAS PRIEST, KANSAS, NIK KERSHAW, KING CRIMSON, KINKS, KISS, LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS, JONI MITCHELL, OZZY OSBOURNE, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, QUEEN, TODD RUNDGREN/UTOPIA, RUSH, SAGA, SMASHING PUMPKINS, STEVE SMITH, SWEET, SYNERGY/LARRY FAST, PAT TRAVERS, THE TUBES, U.K., VAN HALEN, THE WHO, YES, FRANK ZAPPA

History
M.D.G. has been writing, producing and recording his own music as well as others' since the mid 1980's. What's Real Unlimited is his recording business and independent record label which recently celebrated it's 10 year anniversary. Matthew and his services continue to be available to the public for studio, live, and 2 channel binaural recording. Some of his clients include Mahavishnu Project, Kasim Sulton, Willem Breuker Kollektiv, Bill Kirchen, David Murray, Ken Vandermark, Gregory Paul Group, Paul Smoker and Derelict Brew.

M.D.G. Recent Discography:

2003 - Underachiever (Slacker Suite) CD single
2002 - M.D.G. mp3.ep CD
2001 - M.D.G. CD

Guarnere has performed live with various artists in upstate New York, Chicago, and Toronto clubs. His new four-piece rock band (M.D.G. Band) will be taking the stage in the summer of 2003 performing highly original material as well as some challenging and unusual cover songs.
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