YNOT NOSNIBOR IS A COMPELLING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE ERUPTING WITH WORLD CULTURE, FLOODED WITH SUPERB MUSICIANSHIP AND ELECTRIFYING SHOWMANSHIP! THROUGH HIS DEVOTION TO MUSIC, THE ARTIST SEEKS TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS "Y NOT LOVE, Y NOT HAPPINESS... Y NOT PASSION?" A PROMISING COMPOSER AT THE AGE OF 10, YNOT NOSNIBOR'S SPECIALTY IS WORLD INFLUENCED INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, CENTERED AROUND EARTHY, LATIN RHYTHM. WITH NO RULES AND NO HOLDS BARRED, YNOT NOSNIBOR INVADES AUDIENCES WITH HIS TRADEMARK ORCHESTRATIONS AND ENERGETIC INTERACTIVE SHOWS.
UNDER OTHER TITLES, YNOT NOSNIBOR HAS RELEASED THREE VOLUMES OF MUSIC AS A SOLO ARTIST. THE FIRST IN 2006 WAS THE JAZZ-FUSION CD "NEW LIFE", WHERE MANY OF IS CURRENT FAVORITES SUCH AS "NUEVO VIDA" (NEW LIFE), "SHALOM" AND "LIFE IN THE FAST LANE WHERE BORN. IN 2009 HE BROKE AWAY FROM THE INSTRUMENTAL REALM WITH THE VOCAL DRIVEN, ELECTRONICA CD "EXPLODE", WHICH WAS RELEASED BY THE TATE MUSIC GROUP. NOW HE IS BACK AND AS INSTRUMENTAL AS EVER WITH THE DEBUT OF YNOT NOSNIBOR WITH "MY HEARTS RISE", WHERE HE SET HIS MARK TO ENTER INTO THE WORLD MUSIC CHARTS AS A VIABLE CONTENDER. RELEASING ON 3 PANE, 2 TREE WINDOW RECORDS, NOSNIBOR'S OWN LABEL, THIS NEW COLLECTION FEATURES BRILLIANT INSTRUMENTAL SONGS INFLUENCED BY AFRO-LATIN RHYTHM AND WARM MELODIES LEAD BY WORLD WIND INSTRUMENTS, PIANOS AND ELECTRIC GUITARS. RELEASING FIRST QUARTER 2010 ALONG WITH A BOOK OF THE SAME TITLE, DEPICTING IN WORDS THE INSPIRATIONS AND STORIES BEHIND EACH SONG.
LIVE ON STAGE, YNOT NOSNIBOR IS A FORCE OF NATURE! ONE SECOND, WHIRLING AROUND THE STAGE PERFORMING THUNDEROUS LATIN RHYTHMS ON CONGAS AND TIMBALES WITH PINPOINT ARTISTRY; THE NEXT SECOND, CONVEYING EXPRESSIVE MELODIES ON KEYBOARDS AND ELECTRIC GUITAR. LEADING HIS 6 MEMBER ORCHESTRA, YNOT NOSNIBOR SAILS ACROSS THE STAGE LIKE AN EBONY EMPEROR, BRINGING HOPE TO A NEW NATION. SUPPORTED BY A CAST OF OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS, THE YNOT NOSNIBOR BAND BRINGS TOGETHER JEAN DENIS AND AJ CONOLLY ON KEYBOARDS; MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AARON RHODES ON WIND SYNTHESIZER, TENOR SAX AND GUITARS; BASSIST DUNCAN WEST; PERCUSSIONIST DENNIS "ADILI" MINUS; AND DRUMMER TIERRE WATERS.
Ynot Nosnibor is decades in the making. Since I was a kid growing up in Hampton (Virginia), I knew that I was a band leader, but this takes time to mature and develop. I've had five bands before this reaching this point. Four played my original Jazz-fusion & Afro-Latin oriented music and one was a tribute to Miles Davis. You, go through stages. Meeting musicians, learning yourself, the art, how to deal with other people as well as the business aspect of things. Everyday you mess up and learn something new.
Playing behind other artist helped me out a lot too. It primarily taught me what NOT to do. I saw where I didn't want to be, so that makes it a bit easier to direct myself to where I want to be... where i need to be. Before my latest record, I released 3 other recordings. The first is 2006 was crap, but it gave birth to "Shalom" with has reached the top 100 on SoundClick's World-fusion charts, so everything has a beginning. If we look at that, Ynot Nosnibor actually began in 2005/2006 with the release of "Shalom"; that was the seed being planted. Officially, the concept didn't come about until 2009, when I was just completely turned off by record labels.
I released my third CD, Explode, and was unhappy with how it was handle by the label. So I decided to go DIY. Everything I could do on my own, I would. If I couldn't, I would assemble a team to handle it for me... the way I believed it should be handled. That brings me to today. On March 16, 2010 My Heart's Rise will release along with my first book, My Heart's Rise: Inspirations Behind the Music. On my own label, my budget, my management and promotion firm etc. That way if it fails, its because I didn't work!
Yes, live playing is a major part of what I do not only with as Nosnibor but supporting other artist as a drummer/percussionist, guitarist etc. I can't really point out any overly special performances. Each one is special simply for that fact that I get to perform for a living, so I try not to take any show lightly. Of course, I love performing. I'm a musician, first, before anything else. Thats what musicians do... we perform.
I have such a broad spectrum of musical influence. As far as composition, my main heroes are Yanni, Kitaro and Ravi Shankar. I have literally taken from all major genres of music. Jeff Beck (Instrumental Rock), Chick Corea (Fusion), Miles Davis (Bebop Jazz), Gipsy Kings (World), Yanni (Pop Instrumental), Kitaro (New-Age), Dream Theater (Prog Metal), Bon Jovi (Stadium Rock), Dave Matthews (Jam), Robert Cray (Blues), Santana (Latin-Rock), Poncho Sanchez (Latin Jazz), Ravi Shankar (Trad. Indian), Ustad Manouchehr Sadeghi (Persian Music), Keith Urban (Country)... Do I really need to ramble on?
In the studio: Yamaha Motif Keyboard, Behringer/Peavey/Roland digital & Analog mixers, Apple computers with Apple Logic Pro8 for DAW, Focusrite Outboard Processors, Shure Microphones and some other stuff.
Live: Peace Drums (Endorsee since 2008), Saluda Cymbals (Endorsee since 2006), Fender Guitars, Various Percussion (Congas, Bongo, Timbales), Bugera Amplifiers, Randall Amplifiers.
Ynot Nosnibor new album My Heart's Rise (Itunes, CDbaby, Reverbnation and for course SoundClick) and book My Heart's Rise: Inspirations Behind the Music releasing March 16, 2010. Available at www.ynotnosnibor.com. Look out for tour dates, cause we're coming to a city near you!!!