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danielyanez
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Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Singer-songwriter heavily influenced by the artists and genres shown below. I founded Gran Capitals, with which I've released 2 albums.

I try to make honest, accessible music with a mandatory element of surprise. For me the lyrics serve the music--which is always the protagonist--and not the other way around. I believe in making sounds organically and try to keep electronic/digital elements as accessories supporting a handcrafted interpretation of music.

I love a good unison bass-guitar riff with a powerful drum beat supporting it. Few things are as cathartic as that.

Screen name:
danielyanez
Member since:
Apr 07 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week

Influences

Alternative rock, choirs, latin, hard rock, classical.

I'd say my most influential artists at this moment are Chris Cornell, Jimmy Gnecco,, Alain Johannes, and Josh Homme. You'll hear a lot of them in what I do. My most admired band of all time is Queen. My most influential genre would be the early 90's Seattle-influenced alternative rock, or so-called Grunge. Favourite band from that generation would be Soundgarden--always surprising yet still accessible, and loads of mixolidyan mode! My most listened band during my early teenage years was Incubus--also loads of influence from them on my music. My most listened band in my late teenage years was Audioslave--loads of influence from their simple riffy compositions on my music as well. Had a run as a heavy metal bassist so I feel great appreciation for Iron Maiden and Bruce Dickinson, whose solo work from the 90's really enjoy. While never a big Tool fan, I love A Perfect Circle and Maynard James Keenan melodic sensibility in a hard alternative rock and metal context. Despite being a teenager in the early 2000's I never got no or aggro metal--stuff like Slipknot and Korn have never been my thing.

Finally, favourite album of all time: Euphoria Mourning by Chris Cornell. It combines the masterful input of 2 of my favourite, plus the dark sensibility of the late Natasha Shneider. Do yourself a favor and listen to Johannes' and Shneider's band Eleven.

And yeah, can't believe I didn't mention Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and old classics like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. I owe them all so much.

I also believe there's terrible music out there; lazy, pretentious, unartistic music that serves as an antonym of what I believe music should be and do. Imagine Dragons is the current best representation of what I mean. I respect them as artists and as individuals, but I despise their music.

Chilean / Latin American influences: Los Tres. The best Latin American rock band from the 90's and beyond. Not yen surpassed by anything coming from the Spanish-speaking subcontinent. From Argentina, I can't deny the influence from Soda Stereo/Gustavo Cerati, as well as the rock vibes from Divididos and Ricardo Mollo.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Gretsch Corvette electric guitar
Yamaha 4 string bass
Fender Ukelele
Acoustic Guitar
Alesis electronic drum kit
Audii Interface / Røde & Audio Technica mics / guitar effects (MXP Zakk Wilde Overdrive, Digitech Whammy), and other accessories
Cheap Yamaha keyboard I use as MIDI controller
No amps at the moment :( (moved to the UK recently anf I've been buying gear step by step to replace what I left behind).

MUSIC