GlennBrand
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Connecticut's long-time hard rock studio-guitarist songwriter/artist known for his catchy rhythm riffs, crunchy guitar tone with studio-quality enhancements for solos with a flair for (AOR) melodic style rock, 80’s rock ballads, melodic ballads, pop melodic genre.


Studio-quality guitarist who plays, writes lead solos, rhythms for your project at a professional level. I would be happy to showcase the songs as well. I can write riffs, solos for any of your projects and make it work for you or your band. Interested in collaborating with other writers in these genres and open to other genres as well.

I have my own catalogue of original songs and projects currently being worked on in the studio.

Covid vaccinated.

Influenced by the late 70's and 80's Hard Rock, AOR Melodic Rock, Classic Rock and Progressive Rock, some Christian Rock as well.

Prefer only serious committed inquiries. I’m serious about what I can do and can deliver for you and have fun as well.

Screen name:
GlennBrand
Member since:
Jun 21 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Guitarists that have inspired me:

Edward Van Halen, Michael Schenker, George Lynch, Gary Moore, John Norum, Doug Aldrich

Vocalists that I follow:

Robin McAuley
Joe Lynn Turner
Kent Hilli
Brian Howe (deceased)
Jeff Scott Soto
Steve Perry

70’s Rock
80’s Rock
Progressive Rock
Classic Rock
AOR Melodic Rock

Current Favorite Bands:

Perfect Plan
Arctic Rain
Giant
Sunstorm
Black Swan
Robin McAuley
Creye

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Amplification Used:

Laney (UK)
Marshall (Modern DSL and Vintage Plexi) (UK)
ENGL (Germany)
Friedman (USA)
Fender (USA)
Synergy System Pre-amps (USA)

Guitars

Gibson Custom USA Guitars
Fender USA Guitars
Roland Synthesizers (Japan)

Pedals/modules/plug-ins

Kingsley Pedals, (Vancouver B.C.)
LPD Deluxe Pedals, (Mesa Arizona)
Neunaber (California)
MXR (New York)
RYRA Klon (USA)
Boss (Wazacraft)

Vintage and Modern Amplification


I have my own personal microphones, wedge floor monitor and tour-ready pedalboard and rack-mount console. I can also do a fly out with a fly rig if necessary.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

I hope everyone has been healthy and we can now move on with our music and our lives while Covid blows away in the summer winds.

The new update to the recording studio is finally complete and it looks and sounds fabulous! After some unforeseen delays it's DONE! The next few weeks will be spent tweaking out amp tones and mic settings for recordings. I am looking forward to Summer and maybe a few outside gigs or sit-ins but I'm focused on writing as well to catch up from the shutdown. Some really catchy new riffs for songs I am putting together.

I was just that told that I will be featured in the Granby Drummer (publication) online and hard copy sometime at the end of Summer 2022 for the Granby YMCA's Live Strong Program which I support and endorse for any cancer patient just diagnosed or veteran survivors like me. I am proud to be a spokesman for such an awesome program.

It would be great to hear from you all on the clips and of course the upcoming songs over the summer. Hope to see you all soon!

G

Good vibes to everyone. Let’s start out with a prayer for the citizens of Ukraine, especially the children who are going through this terrible time.

For some upbeat news, I’m meeting with hometown homie, Johnny “D” Dlubac to discuss the possibility of bringing Johnny in with Dave Rioux and I to record a few tracks on my projects. There is a long history of Johnny and I as two guitarists that really clicked with our writing abilities. It’s been a long time since we collaborated on a project. We’ll see how it goes.

On a personal note I’m still holding my own with my cancer treatments and want to thank my oncologist, Jeffrey Kamradt and his whole team who have kept me in the game. I’ll be receiving a treatment April 1, 2022, wish it was an April fool’s joke but it’s real. I am thankful to my cancer team and I want to send out a big THANK YOU to all at the Helen & Harry Grey Cancer Clinic. Awesome staff! God Bless…..

Quick update, hope everyone is staying safe. I’ve been working hard in my rehearsal studio on the current songs from the upcoming Hall of Mirrors Project, a three song sampler of AOR-style rock. It’s a blend of semi-progressive rock, classic rock and melodic rock with some soft and hard edges. Due to Covid, it has taken its toll on some of the musicians I work with so it’s been a struggle but everyone is doing much better so things will begin to roll soon.

Thanks out to Dave Rioux for his help recording, arranging and helping me so much with all his gifted talents. We still have a lot of work ahead but things are moving forward.

Stay warm….