Batio can play two guitars at the same time. Get here to find out if you have enough eardrum to do justice to this artiste.
VH1, in association with Tuborg, is presenting the legendary guitarist Michael Angelo Batio live on 20th October, at the Park Hotel.
Voted as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, he is also the inventor of the Double and the Quad guitar.
Batio began his recording career with Jim Gillette on Gillette's solo album, ?Proud To Be Loud?. The two metal stars, as well as bassist T J Racer and drummer Bobby Rock, founded the metal band Nitro, releasing two albums. Nitro also filmed a music video for their song ?Freight Train?, which was aired on MTV.
Batio played in the band Holland with vocalist Brad Holland, and released an Atlantic Records album titled ?Little Monsters? in the mid-1980s.
Batio is ambidextrous, and can play two guitars at the same time - either in synchronized or separate harmonies. He also invented the very first ?quad' guitar. However, the instrument was stolen during a Nitro show in El Paso, Texas, and only 2 of the 4 parts required for its assembly have ever been recovered. It is because of this that he has not played the quad guitar in many years. The Double Guitar is another of his inventions (along with the ?string dampener'), which he uses live and in studio recordings.
Guitar One magazine named Batio the #1 fastest shredder in the world, in April 2003. Batio has recently revealed that the name for his latest album, ?Hands Without Shadows? was inspired by Chinese fans who said that he slaps his hands on the guitar neck so fast that he does it without shadows.
Cover charges of Rs. 1,500 for a stage and Rs. 2,000 for a couple are applicable. Please contact the venue at 2345-6789 for further details.