@ NAMM 2013 : Wrap Up and Images

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Osiamo.com enjoyed an outstanding NAMM 2013 last month. A virtual who’s who in the music industry visited the Osiamo booth during the 4 day event held annually in Anaheim, CA.

The show was capped by Metallica’s bassist Robert Trujillo bringing Jaco Pastorius’ “Bass of Doom” to the booth! Mike Bendy of the Bendy Effect put Jaco’s bass through it’s paces while playing with his brother Mike Bendy of The Bendy Effect.

Chris Tian Artist (Visions of Atlantis) and The Bendy Effect (John + Mike Bendy) performed daily.

Osiamo.com enjoyed visits from:

Kyle Eastwood picked up an UltraStrap and Taurus Zebu Reverb/Delay Pedal; Jeff Pevar, guitarist with CSNY, checked out the Mooer pedals; Doug Johns picked up an UltraStrap and Mooer Sweeper pedal; Aalics Bronson checked out the Taurus THD450 bass amp and Taurus pedals; Wesley Greer of Korn picked up a Taurus Stomp Head 4HG; Zak Loy of Alpha Rev checked out the Mooer pedals; along with Stephen Brunner, Etienne M’Pappe, Vashon Johnson, Sekou Bunch, Emiko, Roger Sadowsly, Harold Goode, Tommy Bolan, Duane from Swirl, Alain Caron and Sonny of the Dark.

A BIG THANK YOU!!! to everyone that took time to stop by and say hey and check out our products. And another BIG THANK YOU!!! to our artists: John Bendy, Mike Bendy, and Cris Tian that performed on our booth.

We hope to see you all again soon!

NAMM Demonstraion Schedule

Bendy Effect / Cris Tian

John and Mike Bendy of Bendy Effect and Cris Tian of Visions of Atlantis will be demonstrating Osiamo products at NAMM 2013.

Friday 25th January
Bendy Effect 11:30
Cris Tian 2:30
Bendy Effect 4:30

Saturday 26th January
Cris Tian 11:30
Bendy Effect 2:30
Cris Tian 4:30

Sunday 27th January
Cris Tian 11:30
Bendy Effect 2:30

Cris Tian Interview




Artist Spotlight

Can you share a brief description of your musical background (gigs, tours and recording projects etc)?

I’ve been into music since a young age. I learned accordion and keys at the age of six. But since playing keys in my first cover-band at 14, I wanted to play another instrument, so I switched to guitar. Since the first day of playing guitar I felt that I found the perfect instrument for myself.

What do you have going on now?

At the moment I am on tour with the Austrian band “Serenity.” Visions of Atlantis is preparing the next record now, so there is a lot of song writing action at the moment. Above that I am going to open my own music school called “Learn to Rock” in Germany.

Where do you see the direction of music going in the future?

That’s a not an easy question. I hope that there will be more rock again, especially in Germany. At the moment, all we just have is this Hip Hop, Pop and Dance s**t. The Rock, Punk and Metal music is missing completely. So let’s hope for a return to Rock. When I look at my students I really get the feeling that it will come back – most of them want to play rock, so it has to be this way!

What role did music education have on your career?

I haven’t studied at a real music university or school. I learned a lot from private teachers, from very good musicians and from playing music on my own. You have to feel it and you have to go into the music you really like, then I think you are on the right way for getting educated. And that’s also something I try to teach my students. Learn and play what you really want to play, step by step and try to feel it, then you are into music better than getting taught only theory. I think theory is very important but sometimes it stops us from feeling the music because you play more with your mind than with your heart.

Why do you like Pickboy picks?

Since I started to play guitar I tried to find a pick that supports my style of playing, that creates the tone and the attack that I want to have in my playing. So one day I tried PICKBOY and I fell in love – completely!. Great feeling, great attack – everything that I want in a pick!