Two-Handed Instrumental Fusion
"Adam Fulara is anxious and seeking nature with passion." So stated one reviewer when describing the two-handed tapping fusion of Polish guitarist Adam Fulara. Fulara submitted a three-song demo CD-R recorded in 2005 with the Fool-X Trio. On it you'll hear crystal clear examples of how Fulara is turning heads with his unique approach to guitar playing, tapping harmony and solos at the same time, or contrapuntal solos based on the jazz tradition and J. S. Bach's music, or sometimes delivering a walking bass line and chords when the bass player plays solo. Fulara uses a double neck guitar, making his stage presence all that more interesting (which is just a bonus, because his skill at playing is so advanced and attention grabbing). Already seen as highly influential both in Poland and abroad, it is now up to fusion audiences around the globe to discover this superb musician.
Adam is 27 years old and currently lives in Ostrzeszow, Poland, and is a Computer Science/Electrical Engineering graduate from Wroclaw University. His main hobby is music, and has been making music for 15 years, starting as an accordion and piano player. When he was in the fifth grade, he took up the guitar. At first, Adam played rock music (Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman) with his own band and he gigged frequently, on occasion opening for famous Polish bands like Houk or Armia. When he was 18, he started to play the guitar with the two-hand tapping technique. He has been using the two-hand tapping technique for seven years now, and uses a 6-string hand-made guitar (he can't afford a special tap guitar, like a 8, 12 or 16-string "stick" or "warr"). Adam also plays a special tap-guitar, made according to his own specifications (double neck).
Currently, Fulara plays with his jazz trio (tap-guitar, bass and drums). They play jazz standards and their own compositions. He plays classical music as well (Bach, Chopin and Beethoven) but in the future he wants to play only Bach tunes.
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Web site: www.fulara.com
Mad Sammarinese Instrumentalist
From the tiny Republic of San Marino comes the demo CD-R from Syba (real name Francesco Franchini). Loaded with high-energy instrumental hard rock from the Joe Satriani / Steve Vai style of music, the tunes were recorded with his two separate projects: "Puppets" (a more mature project) and "XperiencE" (a newer instrumental rock project). Syba is a furious shredder, able to insert faster-than-a -speeding-bullet notes in between measure lines like nobody's business. He also possesses a quality that recognizes the importance of groove and melodic interest in a composition, setting a better stage for the incendiary solos to follow. This is not as common as one might think, and certainly makes for a great listening experience - fellow artists might take a careful listen to Syba's work and pick up a few things.
Syba began playing guitar at the age of 12, studying acoustic guitar in Bologna through a private instructor. Later, he was motivated to study electric guitar after hearing Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Vinnie Moore, among others. At the same time, he began composing his own original material, recording at home with the aid of Steinberg Cubase and VST instruments. He also plays bass on his compositions, and would typically create keyboard and drum parts with a mouse, entering MIDI data note for note. Syba played in the band Syberia (new wave) with singer Paolo C., before recording tunes for his first release, "In The Deep Of My Mind". Later he recorded "Trash", before working on both "Puppets" and "XperiencE".
Syba's upcoming show in Los Angeles, California will feature his instrumental rock with the incredible vocal and interpretive abilities of singer Mary Boschi. The show will be in the spring of 2006.
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