This is the band that still hasn't really settled on a name. I say Fazer, and I made the band, then it was Elation, but as far as I'm concerned, it's still Fazer. We are a band out of Virginia Beach, VA, recording in the affectionately-named Vienna Productions, which is actually my room.
My band simply started with me recording my earliest songs on an acoustic guitar in front of a boom box, in middle school. 6th grade, I belive. Eventually, I got my hands on some recording software, and a computer with the jack I needed, and I started putting together some guitar riffs. It was then that I got my first sound card in which to plug in a lot easier. It was also then that I had my buddy, David, come over to help out on bass and vocals. Since then, the "studio" has stayed in my room, ever-so-slightly building up to what I have today. Every so often, we play live and can actually be called a band, but when it's recording, whenever David can come over is really when any work seriously gets done.
My band so far has only played live at a local coffeehouse, Cafe Expresso. There is another place that I am going to look into, but things are a little hectic right now. I love playing live because of the spur-of-the-moment things that can happen, and I like having people be able to appreciate the music right in front of them, instead of hearing something done from a studio. It's a chance where the audience gets to interact with the performer. And no, there really have not been any special moments.
My first and foremost inspiration for guitar was and still is Eric Clapton. The man has the most mezmorizing lead lines I have heard. I started out just copying what he did, and I messed around with it. I then discovered Boston, and the magic and genius of Tom Scholz, whom I constanly model after nowadays. His harmonizing guitar lines are one of a kind, and I am looking to take that to a new level.
Well, my main unit is a Behringer UB1832FX-Pro 10-channel mixer, monitored by a couple of Behringer B2031P mons. My guitar is an Ibanez RG-270 DX, and a Washburn BT-3, but I rarely play that anymore. My bass is a Dean 5-string Edge, and the drums (which suck) is an electronic set the Hart Dynamics Prodigy, with the Alesis DM-5 module. Recently, for keyboards, I received a Yamaha DGX-205. As for vocals and acoustic instruments, I sport MXL's 990 and 991. Also, for the live stuff, a Shure PG-58. and my favorite toy is my Zoom GFX 707II effect pedal.
Take a listen to my stuff. Hee hee!