• Started out on the pots and pans at a very young age

  • Studied classical violin for 6 years

  • As a teenager got into electric bass. Led Zeppelin's "Lemon Song" was a big influence

  • Got into the Jazz-Rock fusion music groups such as RTF, Mahavishnu Orchestra, JLP, etc

  • Recorded and toured on bass with Greek Rock-Fusion guitarist Foko in 1990's on Sony-Microtone

  • Played bass in former Boston based Columbia Records artist Digney Fignus's band from1989-1990

  • Began study on guitar in 2005, influenced by a couple of 1980's Miles Davis records featuring Mike Stern

  • Composed for and recorded Jazz-Rock-Fusion album Essential Hazard  in 2011 on EES records

  • Co-produced (w/ Jacques Pardo) and recorded Atlas Soul's 2013 IMA vox populi winning World Music EP "Gypsy Wind" in 2013 

  • Produced and composed music for Atlas Soul's 2013 IMA vox populi winning Funk-Fusion song "This Won't Take Long" in 2013, with lyrics written by the poet Regie Gibson

 

 

 

 

About Perry

Perry Bakalos Funk-Jazz-Fusion guitar

Music

Engineering

 

Some performance highlights include several small tours of NY City nightclubs and festivals with Atlas Soul (BB King's 42 street, The Shrine Harlem, DROM NYC, Tagine, Mafrika Music Festival, C3 concert Lincoln Park, Chili Pepper Festival Brooklyn, Yonkers Cultural Festival, etc.) as well as regular appearances at Regattabar Cambridge, The Burren Somerville, and many other venues and festivals in Boston Ma.

 

I think other people are a better judge (sometimes) of who you are influenced by as a musician, since they base it on who you sound like to them. As a guitarist I think I've been influenced mostly by 1970's Rock , Funk, & "Fusion"  music...some Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Wah-Wah Watson, Mike Stern (Miles Davis Era) John McLaughlin, Greek Bouzouki music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, North African music, Indian music...

 

For the most part I'm self taught on the guitar and bass. Studying violin for several years as a kid helped develop my ears. I read chord charts and musical notation when necessary but prefer and seem to rely on my ears mainly. Studied jazz guitar for two years. I learned some valuable and useful stuff during that time. There are many good books out there to learn from as well. It's a lifelong pursuit, which i have not even sratched the surface of.

 

 

  • Studied Electrical Engineering formally at Northeastern University in Boston and recieved a BSEE. Some coursework towards MSEE.

  • Completed with an "A" the MIT Acoustics course pioneered by Dr. Bose, and the Hearing and Listening course taught at The Bose Institute. 

  • Fields of expertise and experience are Audio Engineering, Analog Circuit & Filter Design, Low Noise Electronics Design, Classical Feedback Control Systems, Acoustics, Active Acoustic Noise Reduction, DC Motor Control, Switching Power Converters.

 

Engineering has the same opportunity for creativity and self-expression as music. That's what is great about it to me. It's fun to love doing more than just one thing, two things is the minimal best i think. Because when you kind of get tired of one thing you can switch over to the other thing you love for a while, like a swing or pendulum. Like what i do with Music and Engineering.