Category Archives: Sorbelli

My new USA Gibson SG with 3 Blade pickups & 6 way toggle through my 16 watt tube amp – Stevie Ray Vaughan Travis Walk/Scuttle Buttin stew

My new USA Gibson SG with 3 Blade pickups & 6 way toggle through my 16 watt tube amp – my take on Stevie Ray Vaughan “Travis Walk” style blues played to bass and drums backing track from “Scuttle Buttin” 

Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb (first 1st solo) Island Guitar Store Key West Music Lesson Studios

Polishing my David Gilmour Skills on USA Fender Stratocaster 2011 HSS (which stands for humbucker – single coil – single coil pick up configuration). I love to use the whammy bar on a guitar that actually can stay in tune when using the tremolo like it was intended to be used. I tuned up and quickly laid down some Pink Floyd comfortably numb 1st solo (it’s so damn epic) just as an excuse to go to town on the whammy bar! I love a good strat! 

“Wake Up Little Lion” Ukulele demo 4 my son Nicky by Wayne Woken Lion Sorbelli from Island Guitar & Music Studio in Key West at Miami Children’s Hospital

So here is one take of a song that I had written in my sleep for my son Nicky Sorbelli . I call it “Wake Up Little Lion” 

Greetings!! Wayne Sorbelli here of Island Guitar and Music Lessons & Sales Studio in Key West.

 I’m at the Miami Children’s Hospital with my son Nicky where he is battling cancer, T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. 

Last night before going to bed I had a melody stuck in my head, a vocal melody and ukulele chord progression.  I was unknowingly gathering inspiration from two surrounding situations:

1) a child in the hospital room next to my son Nicky went into a coma because of the chemo and still has not woken up for almost a week now and the doctors give the child little to no hopes of ever waking up)  – 

AND     

2) my son’s Nicky’s bone marrow needs to WAKE UP as well!!   

When I woke up this morning in the hospital next to Nicky, the song was in my head with lyrics and all. . So I grabbed my ukulele and a coffee and headed outside of  the hospital to find a private spot to use my iPhone6  camera to quickly record it before I forget it ( which happens to me all the time lol). 

Nicky & I are typing and loading pictures on Nicky’s own page on our Sorbelli family website at http://sorbelli.com/nicky/

Wayne & Nicky Sorbelli hanging in Miami while whoopin’ cancers ASS one day at a time!  Grateful to all our Key West & NEPA family & friends following Sorbelli.com & IslandGuitar.com helping us stay in touch & in tune.

Wayne & Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Killers in "Coconut Grove" Miami from Key West
Wayne & Nicky Sorbelli Cancer Killers in “Coconut Grove” Miami from Key West

Im hanging in Miami while whoopin’ cancers ASS one day at a time!

The entire extended Sorbelli family are VERY grateful to all our Key West & NEPA Pennsylvania family & friends who are following our lives, on Sorbelli.com & IslandGuitar.com helping us stay in touch & in tune. Our family music shop has stayed open with tons of help from our friends. Thank you David Warren, James King III, Shana Gaskill, Rusty Applebee, Beth Brown , Marilyn & Dean Borland & Briana Castillo. Sheila Keezer, Ted Shudak, Quint & Cathy Sorbelli. The Sechevich family. Penny Maun, Layla Laser, one million others.

HELP Nicky Sorbelli my 9yr old son whom we just discovered has T Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (cancer) & we badly need everyone to HELP & PRAY & SHARE.

So far he is responding well to treatment. Treatment plan for now is Thurs – Saturday in Miami children’s hospital every week until Jan 2016, then once a month for 2 years. So it’s going to be a long strange trip to say the least.

For those of you who are unable to attend a fundraiser, donations can be made directly to any First State Bank branch of the FL Keys in person by mentioning Wayne and/or Jamie Sorbelli and the account ending in 2487 or mail to :

Wayne Sorbelli (Nicky Fund 2487)

2520 Harris Ave.Apt 1

Key West. FL 33040

Nicky & I are typing and loading pictures on Nicky’s own page on our Sorbelli family website at http://sorbelli.com/nicky/

OFFICIAL UP TO DATE LIST OF FUNDRAISRERS for Nicky Sorbelli: http://islandguitar.com/nicky-sorbelli-fundraiser/

To donate to Their Go Fund Me site: http://www.gofundme.com/uldcw0