10 yr old son, cancer battler & inspirational hero Nicky Sorbelli & his family father Wayne, mother Jamie & sister Leela go on local news TV in Miami, Key West, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, NEPA (ABC TV affiliates) asking the nation for FREE bone marrow donor testing at www.BeTheMatch.org
As most of you reading this know, my son Nicky Sorbelli has been fighting T-Cell Lympblastic Lymphoma since his diagnosis in May 2015 – his cancer became chemo resistant in late November so they had to switch his treatment to a harder chemo and a bone marrow transplant.
We need to start looking for a bone marrow transplant match for Nicky now ASAP because the results can take up to two weeks to get a potential donor’s results back. You can get a free home mouth swab test kit! https://join.bethematch.org/Nicky%20Sorbelli/ **
** Free mouth swab test to register & if you are a match its just a shot & blood draw to actually donate for most transplants!
Monetary donation can be made directly to Nicky & his family at First State Bank of the Floria Keys: payable to Sorbelli. Memo Nicky Sorbelli donation fund (2487)
Miracle Blues From Outer Space” TODAY’S soundtrack for Nicky Sorbelli’s EPIC ASS KICKING of his blood cancer! The Sorbelli family got a holiday miracle yesterday when after Nicky’s chemotherapy we got to leave the Miami Children’s Hospital & come back home because his blood counts were holding up so well & fighting so strong!!! Dec 14th is his next chemo infusion so a little break is just amazing for him and us right now!
It’s a feeling I can’t explain – I’m so happy! There aren’t any words for the feelings that accompany getting out of the hospital and chemotherapy UNEXPECTEDLY the day before Thanksgivibg! It’s a true holiday miracle and we are very very thankful – it’s perfect!
As we drive down US1 heading back home – I am getting calls and texts and emails from my music shop in Key West that there was a very special person hanging out and celebrating the holiday on Duval street Key West – a one and only ROBERT PLANT. Yep that is special and he is probably cool to party with and hang with – but all I can say – and I say with much humility and respect – “MOVE OVER ROBERT PLANT NICKY SORBELLI is coming back to town!!” Robert you & Santa Clause may have to wait in line for the attention this year if Nicky is back in town because he’s the coolest of the cool!
And Robert his hair was as EPIC as yours back in the day. He’s Lion at heart – a Golden Child God.
Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar Key West Music Lesson & Video Studio. I’m getting ready and running through rough drafts of Led Zeppelin’s EPIC Moby Dick for a lesson request a student requested of me (and pre-paid thank you very VERY much)
I’m doing the main riff using a pick and no slide. I do incorporate the glass picky slide during the drum solo part where normally there is no guitar – making it more like an episode of Whole Lotta Love’s orgasmic middle section and interlude – however I was picturing fishing and hooking on to a Moby Dick type whale where through my playing I was trying to relay my feelings of battling the big one – relating it to my family’s battles and struggles with my little joys blood cancer at the moment. We are fighting things of giant proportions and we love fishing. – so my song about fishing is about catching Moby Dick !! It’s all tensions and release. It’s all the blues in my playing – no matter how rock I try to get lol
I pulled out my old Gibson USA Les Paul 1994 Custom guitar just to get reacquainted lol
I’m playing through a solid state Roland Micro Cube on the Brit Combo amp setting with very little delay on for when I was picking – then cut the delay back to zero but kept the gain on ten for the middle slide trippy part.
Any questions feel free to contact me. Most of the amps and gear I use for videos are for sale. Jsyk.
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My personal profile page is Wayne Sorbelli
Greetings!! Wayne Sorbelli here here of Island Guitar Key West & •Way rs World Music NEPA. I found this photo and had to share it as it is full great memories and me and anyone who sees it for. The Hallowayen yearly comcerts were the begging on many of the area bands – some bands are still around- some went on to become bigger bigger and moved beyond NEPA clubs to come back as music Heros (Aaron Bruch and Chad Zeiliga too name just a few.
The pic above is me with Bob Bloodfeast & Dr. Chud of the World Famous Misfits playing Hallowayne 2001 Concert w/ Sardonica at The Pittston Waynes World Music Building.
To leagues of zombie Pittston kids this was and will always be one of the Best concert in Pittston Pennsylvania – EVER!
Thank you to everyone who made NEPA Helping Nicky Sorbelli such a huge success last spring. Nicky continues to receive chemotherapy and has had frequent hospitalizations in the past months, necessitating the Sorbelli family to relocate temporarily to be closer to the hospital. As the Sorbelli family’s need is ongoing, NEPA is once again coming together for a benefit to help our friends. There is a killer line up of bands, as well as food, drinks, raffles and some surprises as well!!
Aside from the donations and raffle items that all my friends are throwing in, I will be giving up many of my personal items to put into the raffle – like a bunch of music collectibles & autographs & records, as well as a few of my guitars. An all black USA Strat, a vintage cherry Dean Gran Sport, a few work horse guitars like my Reverend Charger HBFM and Nylon string guitar, one of my Luna ukuleles and more!
The schedule for the bands is set:
3:00 : Strawberry Jam
4:00 : George Wesley
5:00 : MIZ
6:00 : Behind the Grey
7:00 : StingRay’s Blues Band
8:00 : BKOEC
9:00 : Halfway to Hell
Please drop off any donations, silent auction items, or gifts for raffles in person or mail to Waynes World Music 2611 Memorial Hwy Dallas, Pa 18612
Follow Nicky and the rest of the family on our personal site wwww.Sorbelli.com
Greetings!!! Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar Blues Lesson Studio in Key West pulling some Gibson Les Paul humbucker tones from a 3 single coil Blade pickup Gibson SG. BLUES BLUES BLUES of course hand picking no pick. Small 16 watt Tube amp
Next UkeOut Ukulele party Open Mic Jam Night in the Florida Keys is at Green Parrot Bar in Key West, Wednesday November 11th, 2015 8pm-11pm
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