Michael Zander
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Michael Zander

Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland | Established. Jan 01, 1992 | SELF

Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland | SELF
Established on Jan, 1992
Solo Rock Blues

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"incredible newcomer artist everyone should know"

Zwischen Roots-Rock, Singer/Songwriter-Pop und Jazz-Einflüssen bewegt sich der schweizerische Gitarrist & Sänger Michael Zander auf seinem Album 'Liquor, Limes & The Treasures Of Life'. Eine harmonische Mischung ist ihm da gelungen, der Song steht immer im Vordergrund und oft sorgen arpeggierte Acoustic-Parts für World-Music-Atmosphäre. Etwas Geschmackssache sind die Gesangsbeiträge, die innerhalb der runden Gesamtproduktion ein wenig zurückbleiben. Dafür entschädigen einige wirklich äußerst gelungene bluesige E-Gitarren-Parts, die in klangtechnischer Hinsicht von Vintage-Freaks gerne als warm und rund bezeichnet werden. Dass Zander, wie er schreibt, ausgesuchtes Equipment eingesetzt hat, wie z. B. Boutique-Amps von Fuchs, Budda, Valvetech oder Bad Cat, glaubt man gerne. Interessant sind hierzu auch die Bilder auf der Website dieses begeisterten Sound- & Gear-Fetischisten.
(Arnd Müller/ Gitarre & Bass, Ausgabe April 2009)
- Gitarre & Bass


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Influences:
British guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was my first guitar Hero & I still dig his playing to this day. In the mid eighties I came across Eric Johnson & Lee Ritenour. Those two were my main influences. The versatility of Tommy Emmanuel is another big influence.
After traveling the southern states so many times I developed a huge interest in american Bluesmusic.I am a big fan of Flamenco music & blues music in general.
I really like the piano playing and the arrangements of Keiko Matsui
Other Artist I really admire; Classical Composers such as Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Mozart & Igor Strawinsky to name a few.

Born & raised in the northern part of Switzerland in Europe. During my schooling years I was entchanted by art & paintings. I evolved an infatuated affection for the music and its world. From then on I realized my own musical fantasies to get to know and amalgamate the various styles and directions. My cosmopolitan parents (who temporary live in the USA, South Asia and Switzerland) & my brothers provided me with different cultural and ethnic arts & life styles. So youll find romantic, oriental, country, european, southern rock as well as jazz elements in my assortment. Such eclectic musical influence left its fingerprint and contributed richly to the growth of my own personality.



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