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Hard Strings Riot
Hard Strings Riot
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Hard Strings Riot is actually a virtual band founded by two songwriters: William Miller (AKA Willy Deals) and James 'FastStrings' Freed. We operate mainly
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Composition 31516a- ORIGINAL COMPOSITION
Composition 31316 - ORIGINAL COMPOSITION
Hard Strings Riot is actually a Virtual Band which has musicians and songwriters from all over the world involved in songs and music! About William Miller ( AKA Willy Deals) : I'm a composer and songwriter. I founded the Hard Strings Riot Virtual Band. I usually start a new original composition in piano, add violins and go from there. The instruments are great, but I often need a fuller different feel to the completed song. Thus, most song project collaborations for Willy Deals and Hard Strings Riot are done at: Our current lineup includes Willy Deals and Yaramial Brand on Vocals, Lyrics, and Mixes. Jimmy 'FastStrings' Freed providing lyrical support, plus there are alot of different people world-wide who are contributing to this music. We are excited about the music and projects here on the Internet. Check Us Out!
Band/artist history
Hard Strings Riot started in about 2007, or soon thereafter, as an Internet Virtual Band. The band line up has changed over the years, because we work with talented people from all over the world. Each song has different musical artists involved, and they always receive song credits for their hard work! Now in 2016, Hard Strings Riot is still hard at work, creating new songs and music. Most of the work is done by William Miller (AKA Willy Deals - formerly known at Hardway) the Founder of Hard Strings Riot Virtual Band I'm still creating original compositions as a composer. I still work with others around the world to create new songs as a songwriter. I still do the mixing and production work on most of our songs. I still promote Hard Strings Riot and do most of the grunt work on all the websites where we are at!!
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I do street performances occasionally. Since Hard Strings Riot is a Virtual Band, I am usually by myself during these street performances. So.... I show people how I operate as a composer... and sing to the songs I helped create. I use my laptop, and my Fender Concert speaker system, so the crowd can both see and hear what I am doing, merely by watching my laptop screen, as they hear the playable compositions I write, or the band pictures for the songs I am doing! Do I like it??? Yes, I love it!! Special moments are when the crowd of people get involved...screaming and smiling at what I'm doing!! I also get lots of request for photo shoots using the I-phones they are waving around, and downloading my music! :)
Your musical influences
Mainly the talented people I work with on song projects. But.... a few of my Favorites are: Bread, The Animals, Paul Revere and the Raiders, B.B. King, and, of course, Hard Strings Riot Virtual Band!!
What equipment do you use?
Fender Stratocaster guitar. Fender Concert speaker system. Toshiba and Gateway laptops. Music software programs to easily create my music.
Anything else?
STAY TUNED...... I am creating even better music now!! I have learned a lot about music, about composing original music, reading and writing music as a professional. Hope you love the show! There's a lot of competition out there! Thankfully many of the greats are also good friends!! and they encourage Hard Strings Riot to reach for the Dream!!
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