|Instruments Guitar, piano, bass|
Name Joe Becker
|Website Official website|
Years active 1980-2009
|Birth name Joseph Christopher Becker Jr.|
Born June 23, 1976 (age 39) (1976-06-23)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Albums Warped Sense, Hot as Love, Short Stories
Genres Instrumental rock, Blues, Neoclassical metal
Similar People Mike Varney, Jason Becker, Rusty Cooley, Cacophony
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Joseph Christopher Becker Jr. (born June 23, 1976, Chicago, Illinois) is an American guitarist, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
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- Early life
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- Musical style
- Movies and soundtracks
Becker started playing guitar at the age of four and was dubbed a child prodigy after appearing on Jonathan Brandmeier's radio show at ages 7, 8 and 9.
Becker has recorded with guitarists Jason Becker, Todd Duane and Joe Kelley and on releases by Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Richie Sambora, Jeff Healey, Chris Poland, Bruce Kulick, Michael Angelo Batio, Steve Morse, Buckethead, Alex Skolnick, Bumblefoot, Blues Saraceno, Lars Eric Mattsson, Jeff Pilson, Mark Wood, Ron Keel, Randy Coven, Enuff Z'nuff and Trixter.
Mike Varney, writing in Guitar Player magazine in 2005, said that "Becker is a very versatile and lyrical player who runs the gauntlet from shred to ear-catching, melodic instrumentals, at times bringing to mind players such as Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson"
Becker's guitar playing introduces techniques characteristically more advanced than the styles in which he writes, such as tapping and sweep-picking in blues or folk. In addition to writing and recording all the music on his records, he also played all the instruments (guitar, bass, piano, strings) except drums.
Becker stopped writing, playing and recording music in 2009 for personal reasons and resumed in 2015.
Movies and soundtracks
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the horror film Cellar Secret, released by Faux Pas Films.
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the horror film Cannibal Claus, released by The Sleaze Box.
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the horror film Ghoulish Tales, released by The Sleaze Box.
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the short horror film The Passage, released by Nightmare Film Crew.
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the horror film Memento Mortis, released by Troma Entertainment.
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the horror film Rise of The Scarecrows, released by Cinema Epoch.
Becker performed on the soundtrack of the horror film Evil Awakening, released by Tempe Video.
Becker's tracks "Hot As Love" and "Hard Times" were featured in the 2011 film The Fixer, from RavensFilm Productions.