Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. , Kotzen has used Fender electric guitars for most of his career, most notably his signature model Telecasters and Stratocasters, as well as other custom-made models. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. From the critical angle of a rainbow to the fastest, most efficient way to travel across continents. At the beginning of his career, Kotzen used Ibanez guitars and Laney amplifiers before switching to Fender guitars and Marshall amplifiers in the early 1990s. Kotzen then focused on his solo career, regularly releasing song oriented, r&b/soul/blues & funk influenced melodic rock albums such as Mother Head's Family Reunion, Wave Of Emotion, Something To Say, Break It All Down and What Is. He was a member of glam metal band Poison from 1991–1993, Mr. Big from 1999–2002, and since 2012, has been the frontman of the band The Winery Dogs. ... Level 42 is an English pop/rock music band. Kotzen prefers not to use many pedals (or effects, in general) when playing live. On the album, Kotzen showcases a firework of edgy, driving, yet melodic funk influenced blues rock songs with strong hooks and passionate guitar playing. Since the sounds have raw power to them, the mix complements the music quite seamlessly. Kotzen's girlfriend, bassist/vocalist Julia Lage, added some background vocals and also appears in the music video for the song "In An Instant". Forty Deuce was Richie Kotzen's (ex-Mr. Big, ex-Poison) 2003-2005 project. Forty Deuce is a burlesque club in Los Angeles where Sue hides from Doris. From August until late September Kotzen completed a European tour. In 2005, Cornford Amplification issued a Richie Kotzen signature model – RK100, a single channel tube amp head developed and designed in collaboration with Kotzen to suit his expansive playing style. Yamaha DG1000 preamp with Marshall EL34 100/100 power amp, and Yamaha DG130H, Yamaha DG100 combo etc. In 1995 and 1997 he collaborated with Greg Howe on two Jazz Rock Fusion albums. On some of the songs on Slow Kotzen experimented with the use of a drum computer, while on others he played drums. Forty and Deuce or 42 for short! In 2009, Kotzen also teamed up with songwriter/producer Richie Zito for a short-lived project they called Wilson Hawk. On December, 11, 2018, Kotzen announced a Winery Dogs Tour through the US for May, 2019, via his official Facebook page, which they completed successfully then. Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce is a nightclub and burlesque show all in one. Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records' Mike Varney, and he recorded his first solo album by the age of 19, the first of two instrumental records, simply entitled Richie Kotzen. In 2007, Go Faster was released, which alternatively was named Return of the Mother Head's Family Reunion in Europe and Japan. 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In 1999, Kotzen replaced Paul Gilbert as guitarist in the mainstream hard rock band Mr. Big, performing on their album Get Over It. He created the video Rock Chops for REH video in 1989, highlighting many of his formative techniques, including using wide-intervals and fluid sweeping. Wilson Hawk produced one album called The Road, on which they celebrate some R&B & soul influenced pop music in the style of the late 60s and 70s and many soulful pop ballads. To give an impression of how passionate the members of this band are, one must point out the immediate songwriting process that followed the founding of this group. Richard Dale Kotzen Jr. (born February 3, 1970) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. He also made guest appearances on several albums by artists like Glenn Hughes, Stevie Salas, T.M. Slight background distortion occurs few times, but it isn't too obtrusive. In 2002, Kotzen bought a commercial building in Los Angeles and established a recording studio and production company. Their songs have good groove but also melodies are memorable. In 2001, while still in Mr. Big, Kotzen recorded and released another solo album called Slow, which contains a mix of some crunchy funky and bluesy rock tunes and softer R&B/Pop songs like "I Don't Wanna Lie", for which a music video was filmed. Feel free to contribute! After Mr. Big disbanded, Kotzen continued his solo career. In 2006, Kotzen was the opening act for The Rolling Stones in Japan on their Bigger Bang tour.