- Alan Morrissey
I'm a guitar player, composer, soundtrack artist, riff generator, solo purveyor, chunky funky wish granter. They used to call us ‘gunslingers’... I have a penchant for playing very fast on other people’s music, soundtrack work and cinematic compositions, along with drum n’ bass and dubstep backings! Always happy to collaborate... What’s it all about? Guitar focused, heavy funk metal music with big compositions, fast solos and chunky crunchy riffs, calling back to the '70's, '80's and '90's hey-day of British and American rock and metal bands! Who am I? I started playing guitar aged 14, way back in 1992, early influences were the late ‘80’s/ early ‘90’s LA and Seattle music scenes. Moved from Plymouth to Birmingham in 1997 to study at the School of Architecture. Formed a funk metal band which I played bass in for 4 years. Stayed in Birmingham, got married and had a family. Recently made a serious return to music prompted by my father passing away last year. I’ve been writing and recording guitar driven instrumental compositions, standing on the shoulders of Nuno Bettencourt, Steve Vai, Mark Knopfler and the familiar favourites from my teenage years! Who are my Influences? Slash, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt, Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, Tom Morello, Ry Cooder, John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry Cantrell! You get the idea!
- soundtracks, music performance, music composition
Technically we can hear the virtuoso guitar-playing talent in this! The track itself doesn't quite move us, it's more a display of technical skill for us, and the different instrumentations almost feel like they exist within themselves instead of together. Love your story that you are picking back up the instrument you love after a hiatus. Is your goal to release tracks commercially? If so, would suggest further mixing/mastering, as the sound on this is quite murky. Hope that is helpful, thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!
This is cool and you definitely have talent though the production sounds like a demo so if you're looking for more exposure, I would suggest trying for a better production quality. Also, you didn't include any links to more music or social media below so it's unclear what your goals are and if you already have an established artist presence or if you're just testing the waters. Consider a Fluence submission your elevator pitch to get in front of important industry figures so be clear and concise about what you're about and what you're looking for. I think it's clear you have drive and talent, you just need to work on your identity as an artist. Best of luck!
This is amazing. Of the 2 tracks you submitted, I'd pick this instrumental to take out first. It has the same very murky sound, so still recommending further mixing/mastering or even re-recording. My ears can't really listen as much as I'd like given that technical issue, but I do want to listen more to this! Not a traditional song structure exactly, more like a 4 minute riff. Have you released any music ever on the streaming platforms? (can't find you there). Are you touring/playing anywhere? There's a fanbase for this kind of guitar-centric talent, if you're interested in finding them, one thing you can do is somehow engage with your long list of guitar great influences below, and with their fans who could very well appreciate what you're doing. But I'd say you've got to work on the sound of the tracks so that they are clear and upfront first. Hope that's helpful, thanks for your submission, good luck with getting your music heard!