For most of his life, Jeff Bianchi has spent the
majority of his waking hours on music. Whether on stage or in the
studio, communicating to an audience and perfecting his craft is the
focal point of his art.
As a dedicated musician of 21 years, his journey has taken
him through a multitude of personal and professional experiences. These
experiences have shaped his life, giving him a "rock solid" foundation
both as a person and musician.
Picking up the guitar at age 12, his career began only a
few years later. At 17 years old, Jeff was already playing 4 hour club
dates with his first band “Drift”. Looking back on these early days,
Jeff says, “These shows were a vital part of my education. By playing
these very intense, long shows as a young kid, I quickly learned what
it takes to be a successful musician.". Based in his hometown of
Williamson, NY, the band continued working for 4 years and disbanded
when he moved to Atlanta, GA. While in Atlanta, Jeff co-founded the
Vacant Halls. With this act, he was able to perform at many of the high
profile clubs in the scene while earning a showcase slot at the
Atlantis Music Conference. 2 years into its inception, the group
amicably and collectively decided to “call it a day”, making way for
each other to pursue their own artistic endeavors.
A few months after the break up of his band, Jeff
drove to Nashville, TN to audition for the nationally touring road act
“Young Guns”. He was immediately given the lead guitarist position and
in a matter of weeks, embarked on a 15 month tour of North America. The
group had only 3 weeks off during this time and traveled through much
of the United States. Jeff has compared the experience to a “musical
boot camp on overdrive”, due to his performing on average of 5 nights a
week for 4-5 hours a night. With Young Guns, Jeff performed Southern
Rock, Classic Rock ,Classic and Modern Country; enabling him to expand
his musical vocabulary and further his stamina. When the band had
enough of touring, Jeff came back to Georgia and caught his breath. The
open road soon called though and he hit it yet again as lead guitarist
for the “Chace Roberts Band” (St. Paul Minnesota). When Chace decided
to end his touring days and spend more time with his family, Jeff
headed back to Georgia and was soon offered the position of lead
guitarist for SCF Entertainment (Atlanta, Georgia).
The invaluable 6 year tenure with SCF Entertainment gave Jeff
the chance to work professionally with all of its “era tribute bands“,
playing throughout the South East everything from Marvin Gaye to
Pantera. Through this company, Jeff performed with “Stone Cold Fox”
(70’s Disco, R&B), Electric Boogaloo (80’s Rock/Metal, New Wave)
the Dock Martins (90’s Alternative) and the Rock Mafia (Live band
karaoke with music from the 60’s thru 2012).
In addition to his work on the electric
guitar, Jeff also gives concerts throughout the United States as a
classical guitarist. His formal classical training began as a teenager
and has since provided a windfall of opportunities. The classical
guitar has not only technically enhanced his electric playing, but has
also provided a remarkable amount of depth and color to his work.
Jeff currently resides at Lanier Harbor (Buford, Georgia) where his
time is spent solely on his music.