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SpiderMonkey Solo Project
SpiderMonkey Solo Project
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Im SpiderMonkey!! the guy youve never heard about and never read about in books. lol. I make music...its decent...i play off and on with people on stage but im not in a band. i believe just cuz you jam with someone or play a few shows with them doesnt mean youre a band. thats like saying cuz you put your arm around someone then theyre your significant other all of the sudden...WRONG WRONG WRONG!! lol. but yeah i enjoy all kinds of music, im friends with all kinds of people, and im extremeley hard to make mad. My first official CD release is a sampler compiled of 6 random new songs ive made demos of, and 6 tracks towards my "Faceless Angel" CD. Only $6, hit me up for one anytime!! =) PEACE! meltingbreeze@yahoo.com
Band/artist history
Nothin special to the band history, just a Monkey recordin his music. :)
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I play all over Ohio, THE UNDERGROUND THEATRE, Annabelles, Orange Street, Screwey Louis, Scott's Folkatorium, Arabica Coffee House, Clays Park, stuff like that. :) "I had a funny moment once jammin on a Dead song, we were a good 5 minutes [maybe more...] into just a random jam in the middle of the song, and i forgot what song we were playing, so when my brother signaled me to go back into the change, i was aware that he wanted me to do something....i just didnt know what, so i kinda noodled around until i knew what i was doing again. lol."
Your musical influences
10 OF MY FAVORITE BANDS: Primus, The Beatles, Bad Brains, The Distillers, Rage Against The Machine, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Math Blaster, The Eels, and Pink Floyd. 10 OF MY FAVORITE BASSISTS: Dave McDouglad, Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Mike Dirnt, R.D. Hanger, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Larry Grahm, Jack Bruce, Dave Schools. 10 OF MY FAVORITE DRUMMERS: Chris Adler, Ringo Starr, Mercedes Lancer, Kevin Klemm, John Smith, Alex (of Party Bear), Bill Ward, Ginger Baker, Artimus Pyle, Matt Abts. 10 OF MY FAVORITE MUSICAL VOICES: Tupac Shakur, Cam i Am, Randy Blythe, Ozzy Osbourne, Zach De La Rocha, Rob Zombie, Lacey Mosely, Maynard Keenan, Sully Erna. 10 OF MY FAVORITE GUITARISTS: GuitaRick, Jimi Hendrix, Buckethead, "Dimebag" Darrel, Jerry Garcia, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Peter Tosh, Zakk Wylde, and Toni Iommi. 10 OF MY FAVORITE WRITERS: My Mum (duhh!!), John Lennon, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe (yo), JCK, and Roger Waters. I hope that gives you a decent description of my influences! These artists and many more are what make up the SpiderMonkey you listen to today. Thank you every person, thing and experience that influences me!
What equipment do you use?
Well my bass rig is a Squier MB-4 bass with grover tuners, EMG Select passive pickups, and about 3 1/2 pounds in stickers. I run either a Rogue 15" 120 watt amp, or a Behringer Ultrabass 15" Aluminum cone 300 watt amp, it depends. I use 3 guitars off and on. One is a Arion2 acoustic electric. My first electric is an SX Les Paul with p90s, and the other electric a Douglas sunburst flying-v. [both electrics purchased from www.rondomusic.net] And my main pedals are a DOD Classic Tube Overdrive, DigiTech Effect Processor, and a Danelectro EQ.
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