Thiago is working on a new release and this is one of the first songs from the new project. Thiago is working with Mike Lepond on bass (Symphony X) and Garry King on drums (Jeff Beck, Joe Lyn Turner).
The heavy rains came on Friday but could not wash away the masses. The CMJ Stomp Box Exhibit by The Deli was a huge smash. It seemed like every pedal manufacturer was present. As always the small foot print and price point of Mooer micro series of pedals was big attraction. All the pedalboard stations were routed through headphones. Main Drag Music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was crowded but not overly loud. That was quite refreshing. The next Deli event with be 2013 SXSW in Austin, TX. See you there!
A special thanks to Paolo at The Deli and to PedalTrain, Line6, and Shure for providing gear to make the event possible.
1) Tell us about your musical background?
I started playing piano when I was 6 then at 9 I started playing electric bass. At 11 I started playing electric guitar. When I saw Eddie Van Halen on MTV that did it for me!!! I just said that’s the sound I’m hearing in my head! It was the live video of the tune “So This Is Love” by Van Halen that changed something for me. But after digging rock, I just realized I loved improvising and that led me into jazz.
2) What are you working on now?
I’m constantly working all the elements of music. I’m also writing music for various Groups. Berkana an AMAZING funk/Jazz group, The Nat Janoff Group which can be a Trio, Quartet, or even Quintet. A trio with Tony Cimorosi a great bassist and Koko Bermejo a great drummer!!!! I also have a wonderful duo with Teymur Phell- an amazing bassist from Israel. He lives in NYC right now and has a regular gig with guitar legend Mike Stern.
3) What is the role of education in music?
I think it is there to bring awareness to all the AMAZING music in the world. And if you play an instrument there are more ways to learn than ever before!
4) How do you feel about the current ‘state of the music industry’?
Well there are more ways to promote and get your music out there than ever before. I think it is still going to evolve a lot though.
5) Why do use Mooer Pedals?
They sound AMAZING,they’re an innovative company and very forward thinking. Plus Rawn is TOTALLY AWESOME!
Osiamo is showing a Mooer micro pedal board at this year’s CMJ / Deli Stomp Box Exhibit. The event is being held at Main Drag Music in Brooklyn NY on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 from 12pm-9pm each day.
We fit an incredible 21 pedals on a board! The Mooer micro pedals are an incredible value and space saver.
Just bring your guitar to the event and plug and play. It’s that simple. For more details about the event click here.
The Hipster Assassins bought their unique brand of fusion into the 55 Bar and took no prisoners. The bass tandem of Mike Bendy and Feliz Pastorius show and incredible knack of staying out of each others way. Mike used his UltraStrap playing his Xotic 5 string through Phil Jones Cabs. John Bendy tore up the night on guitar as usual. His combination of funk, blues and rock is perfect in this lineup. John employed his Mooer micro series Hustle Drive when he needed to turn it up a notch!
Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming gigs and check out their website:
Mooer introduces 9 new pedals to the US market this month! The Mooer micro series keeps growing and getting better. The 9 new pedals really round out the line: Blue Faze, Blues Crab, Eleclady, Flex Boost, Pure Boost, Ninety Orange, Triangle Buff, Reecho, and Trelicopter.
We are shipping the 9 new pedals now. Contact Jeremy Johnson at 347.707.1019 or email him at jeremy (at) osiamo.com to get some of these hot new pedals on order.
Click here to see the entire line of Mooer micro pedals from Osiamo LLC.
Tell us about your musical background?
My first guitar lessons were with a Flamenco teacher. I hated it at the time, but I am so thankful for having good technique instilled in me at a young age.
What are you working on now?
Just started recording a solo guitar project at John Kilgore’s Sound in NYC. I’m in my 11th year of playing in Vera Beren’s Gothic Chamber Blues Ensemble and I’m also involved with the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists.
What is the role of education in music?
For me, the role as a teacher is to show good fundamentals on the guitar and to keep people open minded to all kinds of music.
How do you feel about the current ‘state of the music industry’?
I feel it’s going through a metamorphosis like alot of the things in the world. Something has to give since the basic business model for a performing musician is pretty sad at best.
Why do use Mooer Pedals?
Killer sounds. That’s what it comes down to. How can I get the sound I want in a small enough package. I’ve been re looking at my pedal board within the last year trying to see how I can make it more efficient. Mooer pedals are the answer!