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Immaturity and a full head of hair keep me young. Sadly, I have left Harrogate based band Never2Late as moving to Clitheroe. Have always played daily, maintained a repertoire and learned new stuff. Also recorded a lot of my own material. Assiduous learner of songs, guitar parts and solos. Able to reproduce to a good standard especially with range of effects to try to get close to signature sound of the originals. Not really a jammer, more of a learner and reproducer but have been known to succumb to occasional bursts of spontaneity.
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- Member since:
- Oct 28 2013
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Loads:- everyone ever including but not limited to Frank Zappa, John Martyn, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Spirit, Little Feat, Velvet Underground, Bowie, Gong/Steve Hillage, Magazine, R.E.M., PJ Harvey, James, Steely Dan, Eat, Milltown Brothers, Simple Minds, Sonic Youth, Devo, The Roches, The Tubes, B52s, Madness, Specials, Third World, Ian Dury.... and many, many more
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- Lead Guitar:
Decent rig & gear:
Ibanez JEM Steve Vai WM7 (proper Japanese model)
Squier/Fender Silver Series Stratocaster (Fender serial no.)
Grant Flying V (souped up with Bill Lawrence pick ups),
Cort Bass (Cort are OEM for Ibanez)
Roland BluesCube Artist Flexible settings for all venues 0.5W,15W,45W,80W
Line 6 POD HD500X
Yamaha midi keyboards
Usual array of DAWs e.g. GarageBand and a fossilised Boss BR1180CD digital multi-track home studio (System in a Box) which I still use and love. Good studio mic, Audiophile flat response speakers, iRig HD interface, sundry bits and pieces.
Tempted Year: 2017 Album: Old Dog New Tricks Genre: Rock
This is an original song written, sung and owned by Steve Bollen and the band Never2Late (Harrogate UK). This is one of five of Steve's original songs, recorded live at the Warehouse Studios, Harrogate, in December 2017. It's used here solely as an example of my guitar proficiency (or otherwise). Assuming you've got your left and right speakers/headphones wired right, I'm the lead and solo 2nd guitar you hear slightly to the right of the stereo picture. This track and the other four live songs are on iTunes, Never2Late, EP '4 Old Dogs, 5 New Tricks' and I'm on two of the songs on an EP also recorded at The Warehouse called 'Hotchpotch' (I didn't choose these names ;-) ) I'm lead and solo on 'Afraid of Nothing' and 'Saints and Sinners'.