the Humps
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Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle.

ABOUT

My name is Wayne and I have been trying to figure out home recording since 2006. Starting to work some issues out, certainly been fun learning. My music is a mix of folk, punk, bluegrass, alt/rock, pop and spaghetti western and a little bit of everything I suppose. I was influenced by all music growing up so I tend not to lean too heavy toward one particular genre. My songs are recorded, produced, performed and mixed by me unless specified. I write and record mostly originals but do like to record my version of a cover song now and then.

I played bass and wrote songs on the acoustic guitar in my old band for close to 20 years. I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, bass, classical guitar, harmonica and various percussion instruments. I am most comfortable with the bass or my acoustic guitar in my hands, still learning the rest of them. I can sing but a better back up than lead vocal.

Mirror In The Bathroom is my cover of a great (English)Beat song. Billy Hunt came by and covered the blues classic Green Green Rocky Road, acoustic guitar and some vocals. Soul to Soul is a collaboration with musical artist "danke" from Hungary who I met at Looperman, a great music site to meet musicians. I wrote and sang the lyrics and he wrote the music. My Texas Rose was written for my friend Vic who just lost his wife of 26 years. My Tree is my new acoustic folk track about what's going on in my trees. Recently remixed Freight Train Conductor was written by me and features Jimmy Stiles on guitar and Billy Hunt on lap steel. Special guest Jimmy Stiles is playing guitar on the Link Wray classic Switchblade.

Screen name:
the Humps
Member since:
Dec 23 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

the Clash, REM, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, U2, the Ramones, the Sheepdogs, Townes Van Zandt, Johnny Cash, Wilco, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty, Louis Prima, Thin Lizzy, Mark Knopfler....

EQUIPMENT

Epiphone Riviera P93 semi hollow bodied Guitar, Fender Jazz Bass Jaco Pastorius '62 reissue, Johnson mandolin, acoustic and classical guitars, Fender Squire Strat, Honer Blues and Marine harmonicas, assorted percussion instruments

Fender DeVille and Fender Bronco guitar amps and Fender BXR200 Bass amp

I record using Ableton Live Suite 9. I use EZ Drummer mostly for my drums and occasionally drum loops or live percussion. I also have an M-Audio Axiom 25 and a Novation Launchkey 25 midi keyboard/controllers to play vsti's.

Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 as my interface.

AKG Perception 200 condenser mic for vocals and acoustic instruments and percussion

AKG D40 dynamic instrument mic for amplifiers.

Rokit 8 studio monitors

MUSIC