Ardie Sarao's PROJECT OVERDRIVE
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Dear Abelardo,

We are pleased to inform you that the song "Never Let U Down", which was
entered into the Rock category, has advanced onto the second round of
judging for the 2005 International Songwriting Competition.

We received almost 15,000 entries this year and want to congratulate you on
this achievement.

If you entered multiple songs, you will receive a separate email for each
song that has advanced onto the second round of judging. Please note that
if you do not receive an email about a specific song that you entered, it
means that the song did not advance to the next round of judging.

Please do not call or email our office to inquire about the status of the
above mentioned song and/or any others that you may have entered, as the
judging process is still ongoing.

The 2005 finalists will be announced by the end of January, 2006, and
winners will be announced in March, 2006.

Best wishes for a healthy and successful New Year.

Regards,
ISC
- INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION


Dear Abelardo,

As mentioned in our previous email to you last week, the song "Never Let U Down", entered into the Rock category, had advanced onto the second round of judging for the 2005 International Songwriting Competition.

We are pleased to let you know that the above-mentioned song has now advanced onto the third round of judging. Congratulations on this achievement. With nearly 15,000 songs entered into ISC 2005, making it this far along in the competition is a great accomplishment and a testament to your songwriting talent.

This is the last round of judging before the semi-finals. Receiving this email does not mean that you are a semi-finalist or a finalist. The 2005 semi-finalists will be announced on or before January 25, 2006. The 2005 finalists will officially be announced on February 1, 2006, and winners will be announced in March, 2006. All entrants will be informed of the results via email; finalists will also be posted on our website.

If you entered multiple songs, you will receive a separate email for each song that has advanced onto the third round of judging. Please note that if you do not receive an email about a specific song that you entered, it means that the song did not advance to the third round of judging.

Please do not call or email our office to inquire about the status of the above mentioned song and/or any others that you may have entered, as we are extremely busy with the ongoing judging process.

Best wishes for a healthy and successful New Year.

Regards,
ISC


International Songwriting Competition
211 Seventh Avenue North, Suite LL-20
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615.251.4441
Fax: 615.251.4442
songwritingcompetition.com
- Updated News On ISC Judging


ISC 2005 SEMI-FINALISTS


GO TO http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/semi-finalists_2005.htm - ISC 2005


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

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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.