For me there’s nothing better than playing guitar! I have had the honor of touring & recording with a few big name artists. Mark Farner, Singer/Songwriter/Frontman of Grand Funk Railroad, CCM Recording artist Two Or More, Viva Santana, and currently Bobby Kimball the Original Lead Singer of TOTO as well as Bill Champlin Singer/Songwriter, Keyboardist & Guitarist for Chicago. My latest project is a 9 piece horn band called Top Brassss. This is an All Star Band featuring members of Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power. Miami Sound Machine and Chicago.
I've been halfway around the world doing shows with artists like Cheap Trick, Robin Trower, Blue Oyster Cult, Bachman/Turner/Overdrive, REO SpeedWagon, Edgar Winter, Carmen, Phil Keaggy & The Newsboys just to name a few. When I have my guitar in my hand, I can say things that come straight from my heart. I have played music most of my life. For half of it it was about becoming famous. In this half of my life it’s about playing for others. I love seeing all musicians grow on their instruments. I’ve found I’m as good at teaching as I am at playing! I love performing with other musicians. I especially love it when this God given gift is used to bring joy to those who listen. Come in and check out my world and if you don’t play an instrument - that can change!
Arnie Vilches . . . playing guitar for a better world!