Howard

Howard

Laid Back Yet Somehow Still Productive
  • From : Port Moody, Canada
  • Joined : Sun 11th Jun 2006, 13 years ago

About Me

Hello all and welcome to my "Looperman" music page! I'm a professional musician/recording artist based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I've been playing around this area in various cover/original bands since I was in my mid teens.
Here's a run down of all solo and band releases during the late 80's, 90's and 00's...

Discography:
1987 - Time - Solo Vocal/Pop 4 song EP
1987 - The Underdogs - Vocal Pop/Rock 4 song EP
1993 - Change in the Weather - Vocal Pop/Rock (Solo Debut)
1995 - Comes Back 2U - 2nd Solo Vocal Pop/Rock Album
1996 - Take Cover - Compilation of Cover Tunes)
1997 - Tough Times on Venus - Warren Meier Sexsmith's Debut Cd (accompaniment)
1998 - Speechless - 1st Solo Instrumental
2003 - Contours - 2nd Solo Instrumental
2005 - Bio Rhythm - 3rd Solo Instrumental
2008 - Brothers of Invention - 4th Solo Instrumental

The writing and recording of my 5th Instrumental Cd has just begun and will be available at Soundclick.com along with all the above mentioned recordings + more.

Instruments I play

Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Organ, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Harmonica, Drums and various Percussion...(the list continues to grow)
This past few years I've been experimenting with all types of noise generating devices for effect :) I plan on incorporating some of the more interesting ones into my next project.

Software I Use

A variation of PC and Android based applications for tracking, looping, sampling and mastering.

Hardware I Use

Several PC Desktops, Notebooks & Tablet computers.
Various (Mostly Roland) Synthesizers and an electric piano.
An M-Audio D>A>D converter. An array of Standard and Beta Shure dynamic Microphones, a couple entry level mono and stereo condenser mics and a Shure KSM32.
A Mackie 1202 VLZ Micro-board
A half dozen Boss Pedals from way back
50 Watt Peavy Blues Classic Combo w/15" Speaker
Zoom 505 II
Fender Stage Lead Amp w/12" Speaker
variety of electric and acoustic guitars
Alesis Quadraverb and MEQ32
and the list goes on...

Listening To Right Now

The Ting Tings - Sounds from Nowheresville
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain...
Cake - Fashion Nugget
Zeus - Busting Visions
Clinic- Bubblegum
Ladyhawke- Ladyhawke

10 Favourite Albums

Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
The National - High Violet
The Chemical Brothers - Any Album
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow/There & Back/Wired
Jane's Addiction - Stray
Cake - Comfort Eagle
Jean Michelle Jarre - Rendevouz/Oxygene(+Remix)
The Cars - The Cars & Candy-O
Beck - Guero
Bjork - Debut
King Crimson - Discipline

My Influences / Fav Artists

Guitarists: Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Robert Fripp, Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Perry, Billy Gibbons, Frank Zappa, Dick Dale...

Music: Pretty much everything I've ever heard, liked and listened to carefully. We only had a radio when I was a kid so I had to learn tunes whenever they came on by ear. Just grabbing my guitar and tuning it to the song had me thinking fast.

My Music Sounds Like

A Blend of everything I've ever really liked and been influenced by :) and most of all...listened to closely.

In My Other Life I ...

Sell new ideas and certain sanctuary to prominent political figures in crisis...part time only.