Lorne Hind: My first interest in the guitar when I was around 7 years old. I would take a hot wheels track and pretend it was a guitar. My mother enrolled my brother and I for piano lessons. I didn't like it after the first lesson. So my mother enrolled both us into a music school called “Canadian Conservatory Of Music" where I spent fours years learning music theory. During that time I would practice an hour a day learning the lessons that the teacher would give me. I also would participate in contests, shows, etc.
After four years I was getting bored and started listening and copying various styles of guitar players from the radio. It was around 1975/76 - late '60s and '70s rock guitar bands were on the mainstream radio. Bands such as Aerosmith, Free, Kiss, Black Sabbath, etc. Besides rock, I would listen to funk, disco, blues, country, adult comtempory, country, classical, and little bit of jazz. For guitar instrumentals in particular I would listen to Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Steve Via, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, George Benson.
Lorne Hind: For this CD release I tried different independent and established labels. I came across a guitar player that has fans that is subscribed by email. He mentioned that he has signed with a record label named “Dr. Johns Surgery Records”. I took it upon myself to contact the label. Once contacted, I was told to submit samples of my songs. They liked what they heard. They played one of the songs on their radio station. People enjoyed the song. A couple of days later they sent me a small contract to sign. That was back in April of this year.
Lorne Hind: It would be a mixture of different styles with catchy melodies and shredding.
Lorne Hind: For the writing aspect of it, I would create a guitar riff or strum some chords. Record it. After that record the bass, then add drum loops. Once that was completed, record the leads. I worked alone. The mixing and mastering was done by Wade Mosh. He is great! For the drums he added realistic sounding drum loops. Added a keyboard to one song and sound effects overall.
Haven’t yet. I did have band members in place to rehearse and perform, but I got calls to sub–in for various bands. But I will!
Lorne Hind: The record company is definitely assisting me getting myself and my music known.
Lorne Hind: Certain fans (probably musicians) want to hear the instruments speak to them, which they can understand a bit better than the average listener.
Lorne Hind: Would be two - Joe Satriani and Andy Timmons
Lorne Hind: I am slowly working on my fourth CD release. I will have one vocal song in the repertoire. The rest of the songs more melodies and shredding!