My Friend Harrison


Harrison Winter is a musician, producer and audio engineer. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards enjoys drum and synth programming. He spent 30 years playing in bands starting with Superchief in the Late 60s. He was signed to Polydor Records and released a single that was distributed in Europe. He continued live performance through the 70s and 80s. Starting in the 90s Harrison spent 20 years composing music and performing audio post production from his studio in Irvine California culminating in a Telly Award for music and a Golden Reel award for "Best Sound Editing in Special Venue Film". Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (2002) an iMax movie produced by Steve Oedekerk, writer director of Ace Ventura II. Bruce Almighty and many more hit movies. Harrison went on to a 10 year career as an audio video forensic examiner and expert witness for a large district attorney's office. Harrison retired from forensics in 2017 to pursue music production full time and is currently working on four albums simultaneously which will be released sometime in 3149.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I have to create music. When I stop for any given amount of time I slowly go crazier than I already am.

What is your music dream?

To finish an album before they are obsolete.....

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Remove the human propensity toward evil.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Telstar" is a 1962 instrumental written and produced by Joe Meek for the English band the Tornados. The track reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1962 (the second British recording to reach number 1 on that chart in the year, after "Stranger on the Shore" in May), and was also a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

When music still came out of a single speaker in the middle of the dashboard, the sounds that caught my ear were from The Yardbirds, Fresh Cream. So edgy compared to all the pop of the day. At home on the record player Frank Zappa, The Stones, The Beatles (the Yin/Yang of good boy, bad boy) Got appreciation for harmony from the Beachboys. On The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, Eric had distilled a lot of the great blues player licks into his style so I learned every lick on that album and that was the foundation of my guitar playing. They all motivated me to learn to play guitar, and then of course Are You Experienced came out and I wondered what instrument Jimi was playing. The fuzz tone sound on the Stones Satisfaction was a mystery. Also loved Motown and R&B covering The Spinners, Tops, Sam Green, Otis Redding, James brown, Average White Band, and all the greats. I was exposed to a lot of great music like Toto, The Cars, Scorpion, Flock of Seagulls, Yes, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel. I also loved to listen to my mother's string quartet and gained an appreciation of classical music and orchestration.

What inspires you to make music?

Personal Experiences.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

You're not alone. There are things that humans do that make make it questionable that we have evolved beyond mere self aware animals.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I felt a great deal of fear and exhilaration playing at the Newport Pop Festival in 1969. With over 50,000 people looking at you, it makes you want to run into the trees to hide.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

What is reality?

What do you think of Drooble?

It's the best musician social platform on earth by far. My hope is that they figure out how to realize Melina's vision and monetize in a fair and prosperous way that benefits Drooble and the Musicians that make up the community.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Being broke.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

No I'm a hermit.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Originality. Good luck with that.

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