Way We Were
As a younger brother of a guitarist who played a great deal of blues, jazz and popular classics from the 1930's-1950's, Guy developed familiarity with these styles to complement the classical background obtained from thirteen years of piano lessons. One piano instructor's tips for creating elegant arrangements of popular classics, combined with listening to more contemporary pianists like Joe Sample, David Benoit and Stan Whitmire, helped strengthen Guy's skills in the areas of blues, jazz and popular music. In addition to developing elegant arrangements of popular classics, Guy ventured into recording studio work in the late 1980's. Recording studio and composing-specific projects included radio ads in the late 1980's for Moda Italia Clothing, a theme for "The Classic Connection," a program that aired on the Classified Channel in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1980's, and creating keyboard parts for aspiring pop and country performers in the late 1980's and 1990's. For the ten years, Guy has also provided background music for weddings, graduations, retirement parties and corporate events. In his debut album, "The Way We Were," Guy applies the techniques associated with developing elegant arrangements to timeless classics from the 1960's and early 1970's.