“The best guitar player!”
Alexandre Amadeu Vaz, best known as "That guy who plays the guitar", plays guitar for one year, and he has been considered one of the masterminds from Portugal stamp sale, he has even been compared to Linda de Suza, while she was playing in Viena with the children.
Alex as a child
Alex was a very talented child. By the age of six, he talked urdu. That's the main reasons his parents tried to sell him in the market. Without sucess, they bought him an eletric guitar. Since then, he played themes like "Little Lamb". When he was dreaming God told him:
“When you reach you adolescence you will be a great guitar player. Oh men, i have to stop telling jokes and using this dreams thing, cause this is making my heart faint with all the laugs.(laughs) A great guitar player. (really loud laughs)”
Alex woke up and called the drive in. He ordered two cokes and one hamburguer with extra pepper. On the next night, God talked to him again:
“Hey...What? Ups. I'm sorry, wrong line. I probably hit recall or something. Damn. Really nice weather hum?”
Alexandre started to work as a clerk doing paper work at the age of 10, to earn some money to but his first guitar. When he was buying the guitar, he was kidnapped by aliens. Aliens changed his mind and he became a jazz fan.
He ended up buying a Squier Stratocaster.
Alex as a teenager
Alex became very fond of his guitar. He even called her "Mary-Lou". When he was playing, a chord hit him and he suffered that famous wound with an X. "X-Rated" was his nick as an adolescent. We talked to one of Alex friends, who also plays the guitar, and he said:
When we asked the question, he said:
“That's not a question!”
Then we asked what was Alex first guitar:
“A Famel Zundapp”
Diogo Santos is a very good guitar player, in his dreams.
The two teenagers felt they needed some kind of teaching, so Alex contacted a guitar player from Guns N' Roses, Nicolau Ratencliffen. He teache the two boys and they soon became ready to play in a band. Alex developed some cool skills, with which he could play all the jazz great musics. God appeared in his dreams again:
“I really like this thing of appearing in dreams. I appear, say something nice, and its done. By the way, do you know where the bakery is? Im a little bit hungry.”
Alex shouted: "LET ME SLEEP!!"
Alex as an adult
“What a stupid kid! He thinks he's the real deal heh. He isn't!(curses)”
“If I had 1% of his (Alex's) skill, I would be a great guitar player.”
John Frusciante made a good amount of money being a homeless too.
Currently, Alex plays with Diogo "Iron Man" Santos in a Metal Jazz Fusion band, MJFB, which has hit the tops worldwide. He really appreciates being on MJFB, which is a success worldwide and he says:
“The band's ambience is pretty nice. I like. You like me?”
Alex is on rehab for being a coke addict. He drinked 30 gallons of coke per day.
Alex, on live concerts, uses his Stratocaster and his Les Paul Signature. He likes to be stoned by the fans and he uses the wah pedal to make a really funky sound.
- Sun Tanned Fender Stratocaster Custom;
- Brown Gibson Les Paul Signature AV;
- Jimi Hendrix Signature Flying V;
- Fender Telecaster;
- Squier Strat;
- Marshall 100W Amp;
- Marshall 1000W Valves Amp [Ultimate Edition];
- Dunlop Cry Baby;
His debut album was "AleX.Rated" where he has strong Jimi Hendrix influences.
After that, he joined Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola and they released the album "De Coup De Etat", which was a very successful album, with the most known tune being "Midnight And Light On The Park, Pts. 19-46".
Then he was expelled from the band and he joined John Frusciante. They released 16 albums, but the most well known of them all is "Jhax: The Promenade" from the Steel Brothers. The debut song "I Wanna Roll And Jump On The Back Of a Japanese Car" was top billboard for 3 years.
Now, in MJFB, their first album is "Bring The Ones You Must Love To The Slayer Of Hell/Sound and Rhythm: Gods Legacy". The album has two names cause, as explained by Diogo Santos, the divergences between the two styles demanded two names for the album. MJFB is going to release their next album in 2053, with the known single "I Eat Blood and Dust For Lunch/The Fly Of The Soul, Pt. 3".