Ardie Sarao's PROJECT OVERDRIVE

Ardie Sarao's PROJECT OVERDRIVE

BandRockAlternative

My music is a straight ahead Alternative Rock . I also play a lot of Guitar rock instrumentals , Blues ,Classic Rock, Jazz,Latin Jazz,some classical and flamenco .

Biography

It started out as recording project for fun . Then we find out about ISC and decided to enter the song to be heard .
PROFILE: ABELARDO SARAO

LOCATION: WINNIPEG, CANADA
MAIN INFLUENCES:LOTS OF ROCK/FUSION AND JAZZ , FOLK ROCK , CLASSICAL / LATIN MUSIC GUITAR PLAYERS
TO NAME A FEW JOE SATRIANI , JEFF BECK , EDWARD VAN HALEN ,
SANTANA , HENDRIX , MIKE HANOPOL , PACO DE LUCIA ETC... TOO MANY TO MENTION ,
I LOVE THEM ALL . I ALSO LISTEN TO ANY STYLE OF MUSIC WITH GOOD GUITARS ON IT.
MUSIC EXPERIENCE: IM MOSTLY A SELF TAUGHT GUITARIST,TOOK SOME PRIVATE LESSONS AND ONE YEAR AT PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS COLLEGE WINNIPEG,CANADA 1989-1990. IM NOT A FULL-TIME MUSICIAN AS OF RIGHT NOW . HOWEVER, I HAVE 20-ODD YEARS EXPERIENCE PLAYING IN ROCKBANDS AND PRACTICE DILLEGENTLY ALMOST EVERYDAY PROVIDED THAT FAMILY AND WORK OBLIGATIONS ARE NOT SACRIFICED.
FORMAL EDUCATION:HIGH SCHOOL: DANIEL MC INTYRE COLLEGIATE WINNIPEG, MB,CANADA
MID-OCEAN RECORDING STUDIOS WINNIPEG: BASIC SOUND AND RECORDING LEVEL 1
TLT COMPUTER TRAINING SERVICES WINNIPEG: PC SERVICE TECHNICIAN COURSE
OTHER HOBBIES : GRAPHICS AND WEB-DESIGN HTML, PC TECH , INTERNET ,
COLLECTING DVD MOVIES , SINGING OLD SONGS ON THE KARAOKE.
OCCUPATION: WILSON AUTO ELECTRIC WINNIPEG,MANITOBA,CANADA AS A COMPUTERIZED STARTER TESTING MACHINE OPERATOR

Impressive Guitar Skills, Earn Respect
Taken from the issue of SUPER PINOY TIMES May 1999 Canadian connection column
JIM STOEBER
Producer/Contributing Editor

This month I am profiling Ardie Sarao, who has a solo CD to his credit, and another project in the works. Ardie Sarao is a gifted guitarist and musician, with rich experience in bands, solo work and guitar studies. It was at a young age, while living in the Philippines that Ardie first got a taste of this six stringed instrument. Studying classical guitar soon led to interest in other styles and techniques. Soon after moving to Canada as a young teenager he immersed himself in anything that had to do with guitar, performing in many bands and studying technique with some great instructors. In 1997 he had the chance to perform on stage with one of his heroes, Philippines rock star "Mike Hanopol". All of this experience, along with a course in recording engineering led to the release of his debut CD in 1998. The CD is an all-instrumental compilation of Ardie's own compositions along with selections from some of his favorite guitarists. One listen convinced me of his amazing skill. The style cannot be described in one word but is more of a combination of aggressive rock, fusion, jazz, metal and one track even has a strong East Indian influence and sound, courtesy of Ardie's guitar sythesizer. The absence of vocals on this all intrumental work is not even a factor. Ardie 's fluid and scorching guitar licks with all the six string acrobatics are enough to keep the listeners attention, while delivering solid musical compositions and arrangements. Being featured in on many guitar oriented websites is the testimony to the respects he recieves by fellow guitarist around the world . ( Acid Guitar,Guitar.net, Guitar. com, Shredzone.com, Fretboard, Instrumental.com )
Now there is a new CD in the works. This next project will feature the many other styles that Ardie,is capable of playing such as folk-rock and classical to name a few and will also contain some vocals, as well as his trademark sound. One Ardie maintains is that number one driving force behind his dedication is the love of music and desire to express his art.
With this attitude and focus there's no doubt that the next Ardie Sarao CD will be another guitar musical masterpiece.

If anyone is interested in obtaining a copy of the CD, you can email Ardie at "asarao@mts.net" and visit his web site at www.geocities.com/ardie_sarao" where there are audio clips of some of his work.

Lyrics

Never Let U Down

Written By: Arnold Tongol \ Abelardo Sarao

Never Let U Down
Almost ordinary take a chance on me
I am no heavens angel nor a saint for you
Lookin to my eyes would you mind them colors nothing close to perfect nor you know anybodys soul.
Chorus
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Almost ordinary take a chance on me
I am no heavens angel nor a saint for you
Lookin to my eyes would you mind them colors nothing close to perfect nor you know anybodys soul
Chorus
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Bridge
Hell yeah Do u think I got what it takes baby ohhh
Hell yeah dont u think u owe it to yourself maybe
Get up, make up, kiss up start making sometime out of yourself
Chorus
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Spoken words
Simply ordinary will you take a chance on me
I will never let u down
I will never let u down
(Guitar solo)
Yeah yeah ......
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Yeah I will never let u down yeah
Never ever ,ever, never,never,never let u down yeah
Spoken words
Simply ordinary will you take a chance on me
I will never let u down
I will never let u down
(End Fade)

Discography

Ardie Sarao -Lead guitar -Released on the web 1998
Label - Independent
Instrumental Rock Guitar
Dreamscapes Vol. 1
Label -Phil-Can music
Compilation
"Whispering Waves" Latin Jazz guitar instrumental
released - 2000
Never Let U down
Ardie Sarao's Project Overdrive
Label -Independent
Released -2005
CD single

Set List

I can play music covers and original from easy listening jazz,latin jazz, pop,acoustic folk rock, acoustic pop jazz,alternative rock ,classic rock to heavy metal.