andyorriell Andy Orriell

Warrington Cheshire   United Kingdom
Member since April 5, 2009

Collaborations: 77   Joined: 15   Tracks: 672


   

Bio

I've been playing guitar since joining a punk band in 1983 from school on Merseyside. We got ourselves a record deal but split up just before we went in to record our first EP (vinyl talk!!). I decided to concentrate on studies and carried on playing every now and then. I got a job that took me round the world for five years and met loads of top people - I used to buy cheap acoustic guitars wherever I landed and jammed with whoever. Guitar then took a bit of a back seat to work, marriage, fatherhood, etc - you know the score!!.

 Over the last few years, I've just got into it again with full encouragement from the family- It's been sound!! I invested in Riffworks/Line 6 recording software and just started Komposing my own stuff and publishing it on www.Riffworld.com. 

 I found out about this site when I was contacted by a Kompoz member, JustinW, who wanted to add vox to a couple of my tunes - I was made up, but to re-contact him, I had to join Kompoz - What a top move!! I've published loads of my tunes on the site now and have had some absolutely fantastic addtions/collaborations - long may it continue!!

 I have three guitars, A 1982 Gibson Sonex (18th Birthday present from folks!! - now a vintage guitar I suppose!!), American Strat (I do most of my recording with this) and a Yamaha APX5 Electro Acoustic. I use a Boss GT6 multi effects sysem and record driectly onto Riffworks software.

 I'd like for anyone to add to any of my tunes and am made up with the interest already shown, additions made and comments given!!

 My influences are massively diverse: Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Damned, SLF, The Ruts, UK Subs, 999, The Cure, Spear Of Destiny, Killing Joke, Echo & The Bunnymen (Top Merseyside Band), Icicle Works (Top Merseyside Band), The Smiths, Simple Minds, Pink Floyd, Paul Weller/The Jam, Ian Brown/Stone Roses, Iron Maiden, Scorpions (Some fantastic guitar tracks!!), Placebo and my favourite band at the moment - Within Temptation.

 Please add to my tracks - It's great to join with some real talent that exists here!!

 

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+10Guitar-Rhythm
+9Guitar-Lead
+6Keyboards-Synth
+5Other-MIDI

Latest Collaborations Created See All

What If....

Indie Rock
7 Files, 3yr+8mo ago
andyorriell andyorriell, pamschwetz
 

Lines Of Silence

Adult Alternative
9 Files, 5yr+10mo ago
andyorriell andyorriell
 

Calm On The Outside

Indie Rock
14 Files, 5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell andyorriell, Wire-and-Wood
 

Turn & Face The Truth (2014)

Indie Rock
13 Files, 5yr+9mo ago
andyorriell andyorriell, Coney
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Just gotta know

Pop/Rock
4 Files, 10yr+3mo ago
nickelbackfans06 nickelbackfans06, mariod, andyorriell
 

Forced

Adult Alternative
37 Files, 9yr+8mo ago
Ontological Ontological, andyorriell, mariod + 1 more
 

Signs

Adult Alternative
22 Files, 10yr+3mo ago
Ontological Ontological, andyorriell, mariod
 
Artwork Staff Pick

Casey

Adult Alternative
16 Files, 10yr+5mo ago
nickelbackfans06 nickelbackfans06, Grumpy, andyorriell
 

Latest Activity See All
andyorriell accepted the mix pamschwetz uploaded to the collaboration What If....
1yr+2mo ago
andyorriell added a comment to the Mixdown Mix in the collaboration The Real Find
5yr+3mo ago
andyorriell marked the collaboration Calm On The Outside finished
5yr+4mo ago
andyorriell added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Calm On The Outside
5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Calm On The Outside
5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell uploaded a mix (version 1) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration Calm On The Outside
5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell accepted the sep NoisyLingus uploaded to the collaboration Calm On The Outside
5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell accepted the mix NoisyLingus uploaded to the collaboration Calm On The Outside
5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell accepted the sep NoisyLingus uploaded to the collaboration Calm On The Outside
5yr+5mo ago
andyorriell added a comment to the Songwriting-Lyrics,Songwriting-Arrangement Sep in the collaboration What If....
5yr+9mo ago