I'm a solo artist who records my original instrumental tunes, usually with Garageband iOS.
No but would consider playing live with a band.
Classic rock from the 70's, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Chet Atkins & fingerstyle guitar-playin', The Ventures & surf music in general, & classic movie soundtracks (Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann)! Strong melodies and hooky choruses with great harmonies have always been what keeps me interested in this thing called music. Another influence is the quick bits of song ideas that run through my mind that either get forgotten quickly or never quite come out sounding the way I imagined them if they do get written.
Squier Vintage Modified Tele Custom II, Applause acoustic/electric guitar, Squier Vintage Modified 70's Jazz Bass, Behringer BX108 Bass Amp, Digitech RP50 effects, Zoom MRT-3 drum machine, Behringer XENYX 802 mixer, recorder: Fostex MR-8
My goal is to create that one song that catches your ear, and stands out from the vast ocean of unsigned home-recording music creators, that one song that invites you to play it again & again. But then I guess that would be everyone's goal and I'm really nowhere near that but it's the goal that keeps me motivated. Atta boy, Luther!