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Jon Mattingly

Name: Jon Mattingly aka: FLIP

Age: 23

Instrument: Guitar

Band/Former Bands: Current band is 7DaySun. Former Bands: HeadStoned, E.S.P., Shugga Daddy, EKU Classical Guitar Ensemble, Shund, Execrate.

How Long On Instrument: Nine years on guitar, 15 years in music. I started on the saxophone,then drums/percussion and piano.

Equipment: ESP and Jackson electric guitars, Washburn, Ovation and Rodriguez acoustic guitars. Rack consists of TC Electronic and Digitech effect processors, BBE, Furman, DBX equalizers and sound enhancers, Nady wireless and other power supplies and gadgets. A Behringer midi controller to control all my effects and amp switching and a Morley Custom wah. Influences: DreamTheater, Pantera, SevenDust, Deftones, Incubus

Hobbies: Motorcycle riding!! When not riding, playing guitar.

Favorite Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Place: The Beach, maybe I can move there one day!

What I'm Listening to Nowadays: AlDiMeola, he's such an amazing guitarist. Also the new Flaw, yet another great album.

Coolest Thing I've Done: Back in High School I had the privilege to play at Disney World on one of the big stages there. Another cool moment was playing at the MOM'S Music Fest at Kentucky Kingdom.

Most Embarrassing Moment: WOW this one is tough, takes a lot to embarrass me. I'd have to say back in the TekWorld days we were playing a show with Flaw and I ran up to one of the monitors and tried jumping off it but it slide forward on me and I went tumbling backwards. I did luckily recover but had my mind joggled for a minute. (can this be printed also?) Aside from 7 Day Sun, I am also the guitar instructor at a Performing Arts Center in the Louisville Area. Feel free to check out my personal home page at www.flipproduction.da.ru and also the band at www.7DaySun.net