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Bob Melanson
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My instrumental music is Vai and Satch influenced. Vocal tunes are everything influenced!
Well! ... thanks for dropping by and please listen to some tunes and enjoy your stay!!! Leave a comment, or e-mail me ... I'd love to hear from you.
Band/artist history
Bob's music career began on a drum kit when he was 5 years old, playing his first gig at age 10. Along with his Dad, he played in a country band on a local cable TV show and was given special permission to play some of the local bars. With a desire to play more aggressive music, he joined a rock band until his cymbals were stolen. He "borrowed" his brother's guitar at age 13 and began playing. In 1990, he won the Fender Guitar Warz competition regionally and placed in the top five in Canada. He moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1991 and did session work and live performances with many artists in various styles. In 1995, He was given the opportunity to co-write the soundtrack for "Works"; a locally produced children's television show. This led to other opportunities in writing music for media. With a strong desire to write vocal melodies, Bob began singing in 2003. "It's always been something I've wanted to try but never had the guts to do". He's currently working on his vocal chops and will release tunes as they become available. T.V. shows featuring his music include: "What The Canuck?", "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", "Made In Canada", "The Itch", "El Mundo Del Lundo", "Works", "Snakes & Ladders" and "A Bug And A Bag Of Weed". Most of his music is available for licensing. His CD "Sorta Purple" is a compilation of instrumental rock tunes written from '89 to '96. He has showcased many of these songs at trade shows while representing Yamaha as a clinician.
Your musical influences
Hmmm...I'm influenced by everything I listen to. Major influences include Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Randy Rhoads, Dream Theatre etc....
What equipment do you use?
Ohhh....some amps, some guitars, a few picks....
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