This week on Talent Tuesdays we feature for the first time a heavy metal band. Heavy metal has come home to Southern California and in no small part to L.A.’s best: Jameson. Armed with the attitude of their predecessors, Jameson’s bone crushing groove is the product of five well educated masters with a chip on their shoulder, determined to shred their way onto the metal scene and create some serious waves for years to come. Combining the classic elements of thrash with the up-to-date crush and urgency of the modern metal underground, Jameson creates a universal groove to appeal to any fan of heavy music anywhere in the world.
Jameson was formed in Hollywood, California in February of 2006, when Musician’s Institute students Dan Ranada and Ryan Dial teamed up with a fellow student and drummer to apply their skills and form a heavy metal band. The trio already had riffs in place when bass player Jay Brennan, student and Dan’s roommate, joined the group. Within a week, a young vocalist from New Jersey, Matt Bomb, caught the word that the new group would need a singer. Matt and his roommate, a drummer named Chad Keith, joined the party almost immediately.
This week on Talent Tuesdays we feature our first ever professional musician,Greg Harrison. Greg has been a professional musician for 11 years and is a published author ( Shred Guitar: A Guide to Extreme Rock and Metal Techniques) , touring musician (P.D.P.), clinician, producer , and is also the shred guitar instructor at the world renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca. Greg has performed on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival for the last three years alongside bands such as Slayer, Rob Zombie, Korn , and Cannibal Corpse , doing guitar clinics for Revolver Magazine and P.D.P. Some of the magazines featuring Greg are Guitar World, Premier Guitar, Guitar (Germany), and Revolver. Greg continues to perform with his Extreme Metal band P.D.P. (established 2004) as well as doing video lessons for Guitar World and an upcoming release from Hal Leonard. In 2010 Greg became an endorsee of Schecter 8 string guitars, Line 6 amplification, Planet Waves cables, and D’addario strings. Greg owns and operates his own studio in Burbank Ca ( Heavyocity Records) , and he is always looking to produce new talent. P.D.P. will release their first LP in October 2010 ( recorded at Heavyocity Records ) with a subsequent tour directly after. Check out P.D.P. in their first music video “Mass Delusion” their debut single from the upcoming record at:
This week as part of our on going musician features we give you Doll Patrol…..
“Music is what feelings sound like,” says singer/songwriter Joanna Theresa Heart, the vocal force behind Los Angeles-based band Doll Patrol. Doll Patrol got their in late 2007 when they rocked their first show at the five-band indie showcase “Plow” in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Categorized in the Rock genre (earning descriptions such as “Dark Pop” and “Heavy Melodic”), Doll Patrol’s unique sound gained an impressive following that continues to grow. The band came together when lead vocalist Joanna Heart (a Philly native with a love for the West Coast), and guitarist Gilbert
This is the first of what I’m calling Talent Tuesdays where we explore local talented individuals whether they be a musicians,actors/actresses,painters,film-makers,stylists,dancers. In this weeks Talent Tuesdays we bring you Keep Your Courage. Ryan Workman is the principal songwriter and singer hails from the mid