So you say you like guitar solos? Virginia based Kendell Gary's music will be right up your alley, as he demonstrates on his self-titled, five song CD-R. Gary is heavily into the neo-classical genre, even taking inspiration from Richard Wagner's "Ride Of The Valkryries" to compose "Beyond Valkries", and a bit of Ludwig Van on "Beethoven Rocker". No-holds-barred metallic neo-classical rock featuring speedy, double-picking, complex, full-throttle lines and mega-heavy rhythmic crunch, all covering a lot of musical ground. Production here is demo quality, designed to give the listener a good idea of where Gary is taking all this in the future. No one-trick pony, his "Tower Of Amour" is a French-style ballad showcasing his ability to deliver intimacy and soul-baring emotion with an electric guitar.
Rendell is a 30-year-old guitarist from Newport News, Virginia, who has taught himself both drums and guitar. He started playing drums when he was 10, then moved on to guitar at age 12 after discovering Jimi Hendrix. Rendell later was influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Randy Rhoads, and set himself a goal of going way beyond average - he strove to be astonishing. For the past five years he has played with an instrumental fusion rock band called Emerald Storm, where he played lead guitar, captivating audiences with his technical capabilities and Hendrix style stage dynamics. The band recorded a couple of ten track CDs in addition to their live club performances. Rendell is now interested in pursuing a solo project to create electrifying and diverse combinations of hard rock, metal and neo-classical instrumental music.
Gary's goals are to find a record company and obtain a record deal, so that he can live out his dream of creating mind-blowing music for people, bringing back the soloing guitar era, where the guitar is always in the forefront.
325 D-2 Hidenwood Drive
Newport News, VA 23606