Roland Crowstone
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Band to Join.

ABOUT

I would like to join a Band / or experienced members who are
currently playing Rock / Metal ( I prefer Heavy/Doom Metal, like Trouble, Down, Black Sabbath).

Szentgotthárd, Hungary is where I was born and now, after a bit of a journey, now I live in Llandudno, Wales, UK. It seems I’ve always been an explorer and never feared where my heartbeat and footsteps carried me. This has kept me on the move to Budapest, Los Angeles, and Christchurch, New-Zealand.
Music has been at the center of my life since I started playing guitar as a 6 year old. The first day I practiced 10 hours and for years after never less than 6 hours a day, everyday. Yeah, I was consumed with the artful creative process and it drove my career for decades as a pro-guitarist and a well known session guitarist where I recorded or toured with Firedance, Da-Capo, Hypnopilot, Crowbar, Ákos Kovács, Pa-Dö-dö, Swing Ladies Hungary, Hana Yobushi and many other artists.

I am a qualified Music teacher/Jazz composer. (Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, 2007 Budapest)

I'll move to San Fransisco (or somewhere else in USA - it's up to you ! ) in early 2021.
I have my own business (pro Photographer).
I am married, my wife is a micro-Biologist, she has PhD.
I don't smoke, don't drink or don't use drugs, and I don't need these to be Happy.

We all experience art uniquely and I hope my creations resonate with you. If so, please get in touch to discuss our project.

More info about me and contact at
crowstonephoto (dot) com

Screen name:
Roland Crowstone
Member since:
Sep 23 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

About my playing style:
Riffs - tight, accurate, pinpoint,
Solo playing - Melodic, fluent and fast.

My song writings are mainly influenced by :
Bruce Franklin-Trouble, Tony Iommi-Black Sabbath, Kirk Windstein-Crowbar, Down, Vivian Campbell-Dio, Kerry King-Slayer, Vernon Reid-Living Colour, Chris DeGarmo-Queensryche, Michael Lee Firkins.

other influences: Fates Warning, Mothers Finest, Cacophony, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Pantera, Wolfmother, Dimmu Borgir, Nightwish, Arch Enemy, Helloween, Kreator, Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Khruangbin, Prince, Geoff Tate, Rob Halford, etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Steel guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I had countless gears in the past 25-30 years. Gibsons, Fenders, Tom Anderson guitars, Mesa Boogie amps, Engl amps, Diezel amps, Marshalls, Fender amps, Laneys, Orange amps, Riveras, Custom Audio OD100 and some Handmade boutique amps also... and many-many effect pedals and rack effects....

My current Guitars:
- JayDee - Tony Iommi Custom SG, aka OLD Boy,
- Gibson SG Std. Bigsby 1971,
- Gibson SG Junior, 1963,
- Gibson SG Special, 1965,
- Fender Stratocaster Nat. 1971,
- Petros Tunnel 13 Crowstone Custom Parlor,

Amps:
-Bluguitar AMP1 Mercury,
-Laney TI100 - Tony Iommi,
-Randall RG3003,
-Mesa Boogie Mark Five:25,
-Hovercraft Dwarvenaut 20,
-Hovercraft Jericho -one of- Custom,
-Makosamp Eye of Horus,
-Swart AST Pro,
-Swart ST Stereo,


+1x12, 2x12 and 4x12 Speaker Cabinets with Fane Alnico and Celestion Speakers,

+ Various Racks and effect pedals

MUSIC