Hey Droobies, my name is John and I am a guitarist, songwriter, studio engineer and music producer. During my years on stage playing Rock, Heavy Metal and Thrash, I took to the stage with 3 stacks of Marshall amps powered by 700-1000 watts of power and enough energy for everyone in the building. My bandmates took one look and coined the moniker "Hellraiser Johnny" and it just stuck and later it became the bands name. Although I rarely appear on stage these days, I am very active in music and still have a solid core of musicians I've know well over 30 years. Today we write and record original tunes as well as a few select covers we remake in our own image. It's all about fun and enjoyment of playing together. I'm just at the start of a new recording project and looking to write some heavier music than my last 2 completed Projects. I'm looking to get back to the thrash and speed metal background and try to incorporate those flavors into more mainstream rock tunes. Always looking for new people to collaborate with (guitar and vocalist in particular for now) here on Drooble. Just getting the basic Guitar, drums and bass tracks on ruff arrangements down in the studio now but samples of the ideas can be heard in my Video section. Samples of past completed material are in Music\Albums. If you are interested and have some experience with these veins of music, by all means, please touch base with me. Thank you for checking me out!
Music is the root of my spirituality, it is my constant contact with God. Music is the driving force behind all I do both for myself and others.
I am lucky, no scratch that, I've worked very hard to achieve my musical goals. I cut my first album of original material at the age of 17 and there has been no turning back ever since. Right now my short term goals are to write, produce and release a Heavier musical project with Hellraiser Johnny and a new vocalist (that we have yet to find).
Myself, that's a start anyone can accomplish.
All Right Now - Free. . That song made me feel what rock music is all about.
sorry. : : : Way too many
The power music has . . a song can make others feel your emotions and experiences, be them good or bad, clearly and honestly. That connection is all I ever try to do with music. It's my only reason to be here.
Mean what you say and say what you mean. Life is too short to beat around the bush.
Are you kidding me??? There is no substance, drink or drug that can even come close to what I feel on stage in front of an audience. The energy that gets transferred to and from the crowd is beyond words. If you've ever felt so jacked (Pumped) up you feel like you could run head first through a 10 foot plate glass window without a scratch . . . . you're getting close.
I just thank God that I am no longer concerned with the music business. It's a snake pit bordering on slavery. I am an artist and a musician, I play and write music for me and the artists who share my vision and values. Many years ago while on tour a close friend asked me if I am an artist . . . or an "act". That question changed my life and direction in music.
In the beginning I was skeptical, just another social media site. Now that I've been around and met the people that hang here I can say without a doubt or with any reservations, this is the best music\musician\Artist site I have ever been a part of. Created by a musician (wicked guitar player!) for musicians. I love the Karma system and the great positive vibe of the place. I'm hooked. Nothing else out there comes close.
People in music for all the wrong reasons.
I support all local artists, not just musicians, as much as I can. Karma right?
You have to be dogged and determined. Never give up. If music is your dream, you have to give it everything you have. Half measures only lead to failure. As for the creative side, musicians have to be brutally honest with themselves and others. An artist has to dig deep and bring real emotion to light with their craft, no matter what style or genre they gravitate toward. That always stands head and shoulders above the rest and it WILL get noticed.
Are you guys listening to "like a storm"? Check out "Devil inside". Fozzie I also fairy new - "Judas" is a cool tune.