Maarten Dreyer
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I mainly play rock, from soft rock to hard rock. I also enjoy playing Spanish Latin Flamenco things, and Jazz. I don't like to play pop so much, it's so .. dull.. :P I write alot of my own things, but I also enjoy trying to cover stuff with my own improvisations to it.

One day I hope to find a good band to play in, and maybe become a musician or a band manager by studying at the Rock Academy in my country.

For now, I'm just a freelance guitarist/rocker who loves his passion for music!
Why this name?
It's my real name haha... I didn't think I need something else, as it is me, playing it.
Do you play live?
Yes, but up till now only in front of friends or my girlfriend or my students, as I am a guitar teacher.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It's the next best thing after sliced bread in my opinion, although I hate it when people steal my stuff.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes I definately would.
Band History:
When I was 12 I saw a film once called Desperado featuring a Mariachi, and that's when I said to my mother, mum, I want to play guitar. I received a very very nice Jazz guitar from my uncle to practise on. At the age of 14 I started to take lessons, on and off, right now I take Jazz lessons although my heart lies with mellow rock. I have been playing guitar now for about 7 years.
Your influences?
The Mariachi's from Spain, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai
Favorite spot?
Ia in Greece ( Santorini )
Equipment used:
Marathon bass amp

VOX 35w guitar amp


A desktop PC and a Laptop

Audio Kontrol 1 from NI

6 guitars, Keiper Ovation shallow bowl semi acoustic, Keiper Powerstrat Resolute Edition, Ibanez Ergodyne-X, Hand-made Jazz guitar from the 60's, Taylor Baby Mahogany, Spanish Martinez acoustic guitar

Two Philips Microphones, one high end one low condensor

Keyboard ( Yamaha )

Cubase LE4, Fruity Loops Studio 7, Audacity, Beatcraft Acoustica, Mixcraft Acoustica, Sonar LE, Traktor, Music Maker Deluxe, several combo amps software.
Anything else...?
I tend to like to play with a special pick made from plexiglass :P
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