Chris Hambre / Bio

Hello, and thanks for visiting my musician profile here on ReverbNation!

I am a guitarist with over thirty-five years experience as a performing musician. I have worked with various bands in the Las Vegas area for the past twelve years at casinos, corporate and private events, hotels, restaurants and sports taverns, including:

-Rampart Casino
-The Stratosphere
-The Rio
-Four Queens
-Treasure Island
-Loews Lake Las Vegas
-Caldwell Bay Marina (Lake Mead)
-Colorado Belle (Laughlin)
-Hacienda Casino, Boulder City
-Avi Resort & Casino (Laughlin)
-Saddlewest Casino (Pahrump)

-Hooters Restaurant
-Hennessey's at Fremont Street
-The Country Salon
-Whiskey Dicks
-Al's Garage
-Nacho Daddy Mexican Restaurant
-Choices Pub
-The Bounty Hunter
-The Black Door

I play both electric and acoustic guitars. I'm primarily a rock guitarist with heavy blues & classic rock influences, although I am extremely versatile and can play most styles. My main influences as a guitarist are Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, David Gilmore, BB King, George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eddie Van Halen with other artists such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Queen, Rush, The Police, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth-Wind-and-Fire heavily influencing my playing. My soloing style is often described as "very melodic", and my rhythm playing as "strong and groove oriented"

My main guitar rig consists of:

- Mesa RectoVerb 50w 1x12 tube combo amp
- Mesa 1x12" extension cabinet

-2010 Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro - Ebony
-2012 Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus - Cherry Sunburst
-1995 Gibson Les Paul Studio - Black
-2006 Gibson Les Paul Studio - Faded Cherry
-Paul Reed Smith Custom 24
-Fender Stratocaster
-Ovation acoustic/electric

-Analog effects pedal board (Boss, MXR, Fulltone)

I also play bass, keyboards and percussion.

I've been a Las Vegas resident for more than twenty years. I have a full-time day job in Information Technology field, which I've been in for the past 20 years. I work daytime hours Monday thru Friday, with weekends off. I'm also an electronic technican, sound and recording engineer, and can program MIDI sequences. I'm also a web developer, and I'm very proficient at photo and video editing.

I'm a completely professional and dependable team player. I'm very energetic on stage, have a good image and stage presence. Active lifestyle, non-smoker, no drugs, occasional alcohol.

Thanks again for visiting, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Have a great day!

General Info

Artist Name
Chris Hambre
Profile Page
Rock / Blues / Pop

Contact Info

Las Vegas, NV