Vondhylla
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ABOUT

An eccentric all-original symphonic folk, classical and metal duo.

Screen name:
Vondhylla
Member since:
Jan 10 2016
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Age:
52 years

Influences

Influenced by Jethro Tull, Blackmore, Genesis with Gabriel, Camel, Black Sabbath, Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest and countless others. Gothic, Classical, Folk, we are known to play Circles, Burning Man festivals, Ren Fair type things, etc. Also strongly influenced by writers such as Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, Lovecraft, Martin, Homer, Zimmer-Bradley, etc. Shows like Game of Thrones, Vikings, Robin Hood and King Arthur movies, Harry Potter, Last Kingdom, etc.

Members Of Band

Beth: Soprano and 'modern' vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, violin and keyboards.
Ed: Bass and guttural vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, cello, drums, mandolin and percussion.
Pro Tools: Everything else, including the infamous "New Cumberland Philharmonic" that we created out of a bunch of orchestral programs from EastWest, IK, etc.

We are intermediate string players but journeyman to expert at everything else. Both of us have many years of formal piano lessons, Ed has a four-year music degree. Both of us are lifer players, been in bands almost continuously since high school. We read, write and cipher in all musical languages from drum tab to grand staff, jazz charts, the midi editor in Pro Tools, etc. Please don't be musically illiterate. Please.

EQUIPMENT

Commercial recording studio (48-channel Neve desk, Pro Tools, Apogee Symphony I/O). It's not for hire, and while we used to take clients, during Covid we've decided to cease commercial business operation of it altogether. We're converting to Jam Racks cases so the room is a mess but everything works.