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Greg is the lead guitarist for Joey Belladonna's Chief Big Way, which is Joey’s side project when he is not on the road with Anthrax. Chief Big Way plays cover tunes from artists like ACDC, led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Foreigner and plenty more. Greg’s playing style reflects all of the great guitarists, but most fans say he incorporates most elements from guitarists like Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osborne/Black Label Society), Randy Rhodes (Ozzy) and Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen). Greg also composes royalty free stock audio under the alias Skinny Atlas Music. Greg's music is available for license through AudioJungle.net and is used in YouTube Videos, commercials, TV, film, video games, photo slideshows, business presentations and more all over the world. In the Skinny Atlas portfolio Greg has created a wide variety of inspirational music ranging from corporate, garage rock, metal, pop and cinematic tracks. Greg’s background music is focused primarily around creating guitar riff based tracks for background video production projects. If you get a chance, check out his MUSIC and definitely see him live!
Skinny Atlas Music composes royalty free stock audio that can be licensed through AudioJungle.net for use in YouTube Videos, commercials, TV, film, video games, photo slideshows, business presentations and more. In the Skinny Atlas portfolio you will have access to a wide variety of inspritaional music ranging from corporate, garage rock, metal, pop and cinematic tracks that can be customized to fit your video project specific needs.WEBSITE
Joey Belladonna is the lead singer for one of the best thrash metal bands of all time Anthrax, when he isn't on the road with with them he is hitting small venues playing his favorite classic rock songs with his cover band Chief Big Way.
Members include: Joey Belladonna-Lead Vocals, Percussion Dave Mickelson-Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals Joe Precourt/Greg Carroll-Lead Guitar. We Are Musicians With Every Kind Of Influence Imaginable- We Just Want To Rock and Let You Enjoy This As Much As We Do. Thank You All.
Chief Bigway played like a storm and then brought the storm. At the eye of the storm Joey Belladonna on drums and lead vocals, bass player Dave Mickelson and on Guitar Greg Carroll.
The show began with a song from The great Rolling Stones, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. I can never hear enough Rolling Stones. They started there and just gained energy. I saw three musicians on stage but it sounded like 6. Dave Mickelson sounded like the Bass and Rhythm guitarist all in one, and a strong presence that filled out the songs. Drummer, singer front man, Joey Belladonna was the lead singer of Anthrax in the 80’s to early 90’s. During that time the band was nominated for three Grammy awards. Joey was also voted the #1 metal singer two years in a row by Metal Forces Magazine. Joey has a great voice and range, signing songs from Journey, White Snake, Rush and sounded great when they played “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin.
This brings us to the man on the six string. Greg Carroll, here is what brought on the storm. Like a summer heat and moisture brings the thunder and lightning, Greg brought his own thunder and lightning. In one song I heard Greg go from Jimmy Page to Eddie Van Halen and back without a loss in beat. The energy he puts forth on stage with his style and guitar work is well worth seeing. Really don’t miss him. I know there are two others that play with Chief Bigway, Joe Precourt-Lead Guitar and John Goodwin-Keyboards. They weren’t there but Gregg filled the spots. As Chief Bigway played they built up energy. The kind that mother nature took notice of. She decided to join in when they played Dio’s “Holy Diver”. Mother nature brought thunder, lightning and rain. Chief Bigway was determined to finish the song they started, and they did. They finally had to give the stage to mother nature, with instruments soaked the musicians reluctantly ended the night.
9/1/18 Chief Big Way Skaneateles Field Days Skaneateles NY 7:30pm
9/2/17 Chief Big Way Swiftys Auburn NY 6-9pm
9/15/17 Chief Big Way Muddy Waters Baldwinsville NY 8:30pm
9/21/17 Chief Big Way Lizards Tailgator Lounge Waterloo NY 9:30pm
9/22/17 Chief Big Way Bull and Bear Roadhouse East Syracuse NY 10pm-1:30am
9/27/17 Chief Big Way The Village Tavern Marcellus NY 7-11pm
10/2/18 Chief Big Way Clam Mans Party House Seneca Falls NY 6-9pm
10/5/18 Chief Big Way Pastas on the Green Baldwinsville NY 8-12pm
10/19/18 Chief Big Way Wild Cats Camillus NY 8-11pm
10/20/18 Chief Big Way Blue Sprouce Lounge Liverpool NY 7-11pm
10/25/18 Chief Big Way The Village Tavern Marcellus NY 7-11pm
10/26/18 Chief Big Way Bull and Bear roadhouse Syracuse NY 10pm
12/22/18 Chief Big Way TBA TBA
12/15/18 Chief Big Way Potters Pub Baldwinsville NY 7-11pm
1/11/19 Chief Big Way Blue Spruce Lounge Liverpool NY 7-11
2/15/19 Chief Big Way Muddy Waters Baldwinsville NY 8:30pm-12:30am
2/22/19 Chief Big Way Blue Spruce Lounge Liverpool NY 7-11