Who Overcome Great Odds For Their Music
Future-Link: The mother of all musicians who happen to be disabled sites, launched 2005.
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Mentally handicapped musicians give the best of themselves on stage, playing with professionals. It is a cocktail of energy, generosity and sincerity, for all types of audiences.
NEW AttitudeCharity Making live music accessible to all
CAN DO MUSOS is a musician with challenges who is very passionate about their music.
NEW "possibly the most genuinely punk band touring today" -The Sunday Times
Singer songwriter producer Paraplegic
4 Wheel City
Movement 4 Improvement
Artist/Songwriter - Has been a disabled artist since 1998 when a blockage in his throat led to having a permanent tracheotomy tube.
Guitarist - singer - songwriter - Parkinson’s
Musician - [Big Toe] Born without arms
Tulio Fuzato & Mr. Dudé
Amputee Brazilian Drummer Tulio & Lead Voice - Music teacher -Mr. Dudé who was born without arms. Major inspiration here.
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Has been playing the drums for more than 20 years. He has had the opportunity to play with many talented musicians and producers over the years and has toured all throughout the U.S. as well as Japan, Europe, and Canada playing music.
Bassist Bill Clements
Began playing at the age of 13 - inspired by Chris Squire, and other progressive rock bass giants. Bill lost his right hand and forearm, 1989 in an industrial accident, within three months, Bill was gigging again and he hasn't stopped since.
“I definitely don’t wanna shy away from my arm,” says the Atlanta born-and-bred songwriter/musician, who’s been playing guitar since age 4. He started out strumming with the end of his “nubb,” and fashioned his first prosthetic pick at 6. “I was just using the skin on my arm—the same way a fingerstyle player would use his thumb.
Bassist, Teacher, Businessman, Paraplegic- Interview with Beaver from Bass Inside magazine. Our second listing after Abon. Beaver operates Bass Central music store specializing in high end basses and amplification.
Leroy F Moore Jr.
"Krip-Hop displays the beauty and strength of collaboration and disabled music history, present and future."
Has had both hips replaced... On a normal day, though, she has problems standing for more than 5-10 minutes before pain sets in because of the dysplasia and osteoarthritis…
The drummer for Def Leppard lost an arm in a car accident in 1984. "The first sound we ever heard was our mother’s heartbeat: The rhythm of life. Each and every one of our ancestors came from a tribe of people who all sat around a fire and communicated through percussion... The Raven Drum Foundation
Rob Da’ noize Temple
No one knows the healing power of rhythm better than Tuduri, 60, who during his 40-year rock ’n’ roll career worked as a drummer for The Beach Boys, Dwight Yoakam and dozens of other performers. In 1997, Tuduri was bodysurfing near his Carpinteria home when a wave slammed him to the bottom of the ocean, breaking his neck and leaving him temporarily paralyzed. 07/16/10
Deafness -By the time I was 27 I was missing a lot of conversations and starting to avoid some situations... couldn't make out much of the dialogue... didn't matter because night after night I was out with a band, gigging, with the drums ringing in my ears all the way home. MORE
A 21st century renaissance man who works as guitarist, songwriter, author, producer, public speaker, historian and advocate for human rights is blind.
A quote from New Mobility magazine posted on a wall in his living room reads; "He’s 3 feet tall, his bones are brittle, and he uses a wheel chair what makes him think he can make it in the music biz? He believes in himself, and that’s all he needs.” He's barely three feet tall.
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Tools Modifications Solutions Tips: Making Instruments Adaptable
The Ergo-Vibe Bass Guitars built for sitting down - Gloves For Life! - A Piano Foot Pedal Modification Device allows the pianist without the use of legs to access/play the foot pedals & a quadruple-neck experimental "something" that builder thought to call Experibass.