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I started to write my own tunes almost from the time I sat down and seriously tried to play the guitar. I was around 16. My brother was a big influence as far as that goes. He was very into writing his own songs. And would encourage me, tell me when I'd wrote a good song and eventually helped me get a Tascam 4-track and Dr Rhythm Dr 5 Drum Machine/Synth.
Musically my teenage years were fueled by metal(a lot of Iron Maiden, Ac/Dc, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Kreator, and Coroner)
I got burnt out on metal after a while - too noisy and harsh - which was my initial impression of metal. I remember thinking "God! I wish my brother would turn that shit off!" at very regular and increasing intervals and started to look for other forms of music such as -
- Punk Rock (a little, mainly The Misfits, The Sex Pistols & The Dead Kennedies)
- 60and 70s bands (Lots of Doors, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin)
- Grunge era(A truckload of Pearl Jam, STP, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Tool, NIN and Faith No More).
After Grunge happened I knew I wanted to be a songwriter. Hell I wanted to be a Rock Star. Well that hasn't happened(yet).
I am primarily a guitarist and song writer. I muck about with Keyboards and Synths and sometimes try to sing. As well as being into Photography.(How can I not be? Everyone is)
Feel free to download my tracks and use them to muck around on if you have any ideas. Could you please just credit my parts to "Welkflinger's Music" and let me know when you have something finished and uploaded it.
I also have a lot more tracks on YouTube. And of course a Twitter account if you want to follow my inane Tweets.