My talents include:
- Composing (er, Kompozing!)
- Guitar, Classical
- Guitar, Lead
- Guitar, Rhythm
- Keyboard, Organ
- Keyboard, Synthesizer
I embraced music since the age of 8. Extremely eager to absorb ALL the music in the world and driven to learn how to play on different instruments. Played the piano and the cello (most beautiful instrument out there, quite difficult to learn as well) when I was young, played the guitar since 1985 and finally picked up brass in 2006: the trumpet.
I love the whole concept of Improvisation. Music made on the spot, to be never heard again like that. Coming up with melodies, riffs, rhythms, react and interact instantly with fellow musicians... Sometimes that sounds like crap, BUT sometimes it sounds like heaven. Those are THE moments.
In march 2010 I joined the local Funk/Soul band Uncle Sue to play the trumpet. We recently started wrtiting our own tracks. This is actually the first band i did actual live performances wIth. Check www.facebook.com/unclesue.
In the summerof 2008 i joined Boca Smole and Dooa Doob in the band My Head Radio (check www.myheadradio.com). They gave me the opportunity to combine this love for music, improvisation, all those different styles and musical ideas into music for the 21st Century.
In 2009 i also started doing some tracks with a guy from Finland; Old Man Motel (check: www.reverbnation.com/oldmanmotel) and just recently added Guitars on an exististing track by LPB called Fly.
You can also check www.reverbnation.com/rubyredharez for some of my own tracks
Influences: MILES DAVIS, MILES DAVIS, MILES DAVIS, John Coltrane, Beck, DJ Shadow, Funkadelic, Parliament, Moloko, Neil Young, The Beatles (better late than never) Sly and the Family Stone, The White Stripes, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Thelonious Monk, Dave Douglas, Wayne Shorter, Eric Vloeimans, Archie Shepp, Herbie Hancock, Enrico Rava, Chet Baker, Paolo Fresu, Screaming Headless Torsos, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Anton Goudsmit, John Zorn, Andrew Bird, Moondog, Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens, Soul Coughing, Talking Heads, The Beta Band, Elvis Presley, Queen, Madness, The Stray Cats, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, ACDC, David Bowie, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Police, Marillion, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Pat Metheny, Beastie Boys, Classical music, Indian raga's, White Zombie, Tom Waits, The Prodigy, LFO, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Zappa, Johnny Guitar Watson, Ministry, Pantera, John Scofield....
I Love: My son Lukas, MUSIC and watching Seinfeld episodes
I hate: my own lazyness, ignorant arrogance, fresh tomatoes
Favourite saying: Never drive a car when you're dead (T. Waits)
Favourite drink: Balvenie Portwood 20 yr single malt
Favourite movie: Dr. Strangelove; and how i stopped worrying and love the bomb
- Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moo
- John Coltrane - Crescent
- Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
- Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
- Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
- Talking Heads - Remain In Light
- Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
- Miles Davis - Nefertiti
- Screaming Headless Torsos - Screaming Headless Torsos
- Dave Douglas - Soul On Soul