RALPH - Lead Guitar, Vocals

 

Ralph Agresta (guitar/vocals), is happy to be the newest member of the Legendary Murphys! Ralph has spent much of the last decade playing guitar in touring companies and Broadway shows including Jesus Christ Superstar, Movin’ Out, Evita, Grease, Bring It On, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolored Dream Coat.  In addition, he has recorded or performed with many top musicians and artists including Brian Setzer, Tommy Byrnes, Hiram Bullock, Darryl Jones, and the Andrea True Connection.   

Ralph is also the author/producer of the original “Jamtrax” jam-along interactive book and CD packages that Guitar Player magazine called the #1 top selling series of its kind. He has also authored many other titles for Music Sales Publishing, including, “The Jamtrax Guitar Method”, “Chord Progressions for Rock Guitar”, and “The Classic Riff Collection Rock Guitar” series. Ralph has also written music books for many top artists, transcribing the music of AC/DC, Santana, Ritchie Blackmore, Richie Sambora, Ted Nugent and others. His secondary instruments include piano, bass, harmonica, mandolin and banjo.

Originally from: 
Massapequa, NY

Stage Gear:
TLM main guitars: Gibson Les Paul Custom, Fender Fat Strat
Amps: Fender Bassman 59' reissue, Fender Blackface Bassman, Groove Tubes and Marshall amps 
Pedal Board: Custom Tom Peck

Musical influences: Beatles, Stones, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, Yes, The James Gang, CSN, Jethro Tull, Doors, Joe Cocker, Donovan, Vanilla Fudge, Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, James Taylor, Kinks, Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Tubes, Toto, Stevie Wonder, all the best music of the 50's, 60's, 70's etc. Motown, Blues, Folk, Pop and Lots of Classic Rock, (and that's just the obvious stuff)!

5 Favorite Songs:
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
Since I Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin)
Heart of the Sunrise (Yes)
Baker St. Muse (Jethro Tull)
Stop Hurting People (Pete Townsend)

5 Favorite Albums: 
All Beatle Albums
Disraeli Gears (Cream)
Led Zeppelin (first lp)
Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix)
Revo (Walk Off the Earth)