Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      
vancewest
(VANCE WEST)


Member Since: Tuesday, November 30 2010 @ 08:20 PM CST
Contact: send a note
Homepage: http://
Location: Atlanta, GA United States
Song Comments: 5
Song Votes: 0
Forum Posts: 0
Weekly Points: 0.00
Total Points: 33.30
Bio:
Salon owner in Atlanta, Georgia. I've been here for about 7 years, having come to Atlanta to attend graduate school at Emory University. After deciding an academic career would not be satisfying in the long run, I opted to do something totally different and fun -- and now I own a small boutique salon right in the heart of the city -- and I love it! Music has been integral -- namely singing -- since I was a teenager. Now, I'm *slowly* learning to record, produce and write my own stuff.
vancewest's Songs (1)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
12.01.10 Tammy's Song 10.00 (1) 2435 (32) Electropop 09.22.16 Active
Favorite Songs (0)
Title Artist Date Genre
Favorite MacJammers (0)
Fans (4)
Music Background I took piano lessons for a couple of years around the age of seven. I hated it, so I quit -- but I wish I hadn't. I've been singing seriously since I was in high school. In college I studied classical voice, picked back up the piano and learned how to play the guitar. Just out of college I sent some audition material to Roger Breland -- the founder of the now-disbanded Christian group TRUTH. Through that connection, I was able to work and sing with a couple of different groups traveling nationally and internationally, singing mostly in churches. After being on the road for a while, I went to grad school, then became a stylist and now a salon owner. In the meantime, I've been slowly putting together a modest home studio and playing around with arranging, recording, producing, and some writing. It's a BIG learning curve for me as I have no real background in audio technology or production techniques. I've been learning the past year, playing around, experimenting and re-making songs I love and attempting to write my own material. My musical influences are varied, as are most. But I consider the following highly influential in my current work: First, a myriad of singers from the contemporary Christian genre, as that was my main focus for years, including my work as a professional singer; namely the groups TRUTH and Avalon. The sounds of the church are undoubtedly in my music, even songs that have no overt religious meaning. Some of my favorite singers/groups over the years have been the aforementioned (I still listen to them!), Stevie Nicks, the B-52's, Marc Broussard, Beyonce, etc. . . . Most recently I am enjoying the sounds of Deadmau5, School of Seven Bells, Imogen Heap and Florence + the Machine. I love high church music, gospel, and electronic genres -- I think they all appear in my music somewhere or other (to differing degrees) -- including my interpretations of other's work. I don't think I've found *my* sound just yet, but I call it a sort of gospel-infused electro-pop. Lots to learn, but I'm having fun.
Music Skills Singing, piano, guitar, modest writing and arranging. Some recording and production skills from toying around at home.
Music Hardware Casio COP-100 Midi Controller, Samson Gtrack USB mic, Mackie 12-2-VLZPro Mixer, Mackie SRM 450 speakers.
Music Software Logic Express, Antares
Keywords Vance West, Atlanta, Emory, Logic Express, Antares,