Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Tamar Melt: Always wanted to record this solo.
Interpretation and sound inspired by this masterpiece performance:
Hotel California by The Eagles - Solo Cover
At the age of 12, Vivian Clement picked up her father’s guitar – it was love at first sight. Within a short period of time she was playing guitar and singing harmonies in her local church choir. Just a few years later, Vivian was performing for corporate events and bars in her hometown in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
“As a child, I really enjoyed drawing and painting. At seventeen, I won a summer scholarship to study art at the Ontario Art Gallery, in Toronto. I had already been playing guitar for several years and wasn’t sure if I should become an artist or a musician. Once I finished my scholarship, I realized that I had more of a passion for music, so I decided to make a career as a guitarist.”
Vivian moved to Toronto to study jazz guitar at Humber College with Peter Harris. She also took private vocal lessons with pop/classical teacher Helen Knight.
“I spent a considerable amount of time in high school songwriting. “When I was 18, it was discovered that I had nodules on my vocal cords. It wasn’t from singing so much but from speaking from my throat. I worked with a speech therapist for a year where I learned to speak properly. Once I moved to Toronto, I also studied with Helen Knight who was instrumental in keeping my voice in shape.”
After completing her studies, she opened up Exodus Studios with her husband/producer Anthony Paiano, and spent several years as a session musician for local songwriters and artists.
For over 15 years, Clement has been performing as a jazz/blues guitarist in the Toronto area. She also worked for Disney Cruise Lines as a featured artist.
“I had been gigging in the bars in Toronto and recording in the studio full time. A drummer friend of ours told us there was an opportunity to work for Disney Cruise Lines. I was really itching to travel but was too busy performing to even take time off. Working for Disney provided a great opportunity to get the best of both worlds.”
During the summer months, Vivian performs at jazz/blues festivals with her quartet and does TV appearances promoting her original CD’s. She has recently completed her 2nd CD (EP) and is in the process of writing for a 3rd CD.
“As a songwriter, I always felt compelled to write books.”
|How to Succeed as a Female Guitarist: The Essential Guide for Working in a Male-Dominated Industry Book & CD|
Vivian is a published author with Alfred Publishing, which is one of the leading distributers of musical education books around the world. She has also been a contributor for Canadian Musician Magazine.
These days, you’ll find Vivian travelling the globe with her trio, writing songs and filming music videos.
Vivian Clement Quartet performing in Celebrity Silhouette Sky Lounge.
-Vivian Clement on Vocals and Guitar-Anthony Paiano on Piano and Keyboards
-Cody Phillips on Sax
-Casey Dodd on Drum
Sarah Longfield: The Fine Constant featuring the guitar prowess of Sarah Longfield announce a new live data
For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/378966318909514/
Also Sarah looking to expand playing options
Lookin to join a band! if anyone needs a guitarist (fill in or full time, touring or not so much) send me a message/txt/email! Doesn't matter if it's local or not, I just want something fun and challenging, genre doesn't matter but I do love playin teh metulz. TFC is taking a break after all of our scheduled shows so I'm looking for something new to be a part of w00t
Shani Kimelman: I was just thinking what if Dave and Marty were girls.. ;)
Megadeth - The Killing Road (cover by Shani Kimelman)
Joanne Shaw Taylor: "You Should Stay I Should Go" and "Watch 'em burn " Live at The Borderline London
Joanne Shaw Taylor "You Should Stay I Should Go" Live at The Borderline, London. May 12th 2013.
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Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics' Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy. Through hard work and near-constant touring, she is now one of the hottest young names on the British Blues circuit. She is admired and respected by many leading blues guitarists including Joe Bonamassa.
Joanne was voted "Best British Female Vocalist" at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011. Her current album, Almost Always Never, was helmed by the legendary record producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin, Texas. Joanne was invited as special guest to Annie Lennox performing at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012.
Joanne Shaw Taylor "You Should Stay I Should Go" Live at The Borderline London
Joanne Shaw Taylor "Watch 'em burn " Live at The Borderline, London. May 12th 2013