John Wegner

Allomerus - Music with Progressive Intent

Allomerus is a band consisting of brothers John and Paul Wegner who have been making music for a long time. With the advent of the internet, the possibility of writing music and distributing it around the world, has enabled us to dedicate our time to our first love of Progressive Rock. In Australia, Progressive Rock has a small but dedicated audience who are passionate, like us, about the possibilities of Prog and taking it in whatever direction we like. We have 6 albums, all available from Bandcamp. When writing new music we like to be adventurous while keeping a link to the heritage of Progressive Rock and it’s traditions! Allomerus: John Wegner: Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, bass, Synths and Vocals. Paul Wegner: Acoustic and Electronic Drums, Percussion. We are keen to use new technologies as well as real instruments and as such use iPads and the fabulous apps available to enhance our music. We also use a Roland guitar synth for, amongst other sounds, saxophone and trombone. Paul has also used Electronic drums and percussion to replicate the sounds of various kits. Why should guitarists have all the fun!







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

A chance to be creative and to connect with others...

What is your music dream?

For people to like our music.

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

Education and Poverty

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

21st Century Schizoid Man

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

King Crimson, Genesis, Porcupine Tree, Black Sabbath, Rush, Deep Purple, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Gentle Giant, Spock's Beard, Flower Kings, Judas Priest, Frank Zappa, Spinal Tap, Primus. You get the idea...

What inspires you to make music?

The joy of creating and playing

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

There are lots, to do with making the world a better place...

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

Nervous and joyful

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

It's difficult to be heard and to make money amongst competing claims for peoples attention. On the other hand it is easy to record and make music now!

What do you think of Drooble?

Impressed so far. I think you have the balance right. I especially like the way Karma helps stop spam...

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Finding an audience

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

Not so much these days, but in the past I have gone to countless gigs...

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

Time... Talent. Social Media Savvy

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Vicious Hairy Mary