GINA BALDUCCI Bassist, Guitarist, Composer, Producer Music Instructor Gina began her musical venture at the age of 12. After several years of guitar lessons she began to play at her local church services and coffee houses. However, there were so many guitarists that Gina decided to take up the bass guitar to add variety to the combo. The bass then became a passion and she began to take music seriously studying with Kjell Benner and Thomas Degasparas. Gina started playing the bass professionally in the mid 1980's. Playing with rock bands in and around the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and New York. In the late 1980's Gina co-formed the all female hard rock band "Magenta" composing their own material in the likes of Led Zeppelin and Heart. Magenta went on to record an album entitled "There is a Power". Several songs received some local radio airplay in Philadelphia and New York and their shows had very good attendance. In 1990 and 1991 Magenta was featured at Bethlehem Pa's international music festival "Musikfest" with great reviews. Several years later Gina played at Bethlehem's Musikfest with the retro band "The Large Flower heads" to very large crowds. During this time Gina opened a small recording studio in Bethlehem, Pa and named it after the street it was on. Raspberry Recording Studios churned out works for singer/songwriters, bands and composers with Gina behind the mixing board and sometimes recording bass lines, guitar parts and percussion. In 1997 Gina's new age album "Waterbase" was released. That album was conceived, written, performed, engineered and produced by Gina Balducci. Currently a full time private music instructor, Gina is now bringing her experiences and knowledge to students of all ages. Discography: Bands Bass Player with; Bad Attitude, 5 piece rock and dance band. 1985-1987 Reflex, 5 piece rock and dance band 1987-1989 Magenta, 4 piece all female original hard rock band 1989-1992 The Large Flowerheads, 4 piece retro rock/pop band 1993-1997 The Sheryl Skye Band, singer/songwriter pop/folk 1996-1999 The Mike Ninno Band, weddings and private parties 2004-2005 Beatsworkin', variety band, country and standards 2006-2008 The Versatonics. Wedding band 2008-As a professional musician/producer and engineer, Gina has offered her talents to such artists as Gary King (New age artist and composer for Warner Bros.) Jamie Haddad (Percussionist-Paul Simon). Singer - Songwriter Sheryl Skye (Soma River Records) Judith Pennington (Eagle Life Communications) plus various local and regional artists. Gina is currently active in writing and producing her second Waterbase album.
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