THE BLEEDING ROSE

THE BLEEDING ROSE

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
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Considered fundamentally to be a late 60s, early 70s group, the repertoire ranges from Irish folk (you read it right!) to heavy acid rock and includes funk, folk rock, pop and psychedelia, promising an aural and intellectual delight to the listener and offering poetic lyrical insights in the process.

"The music is written on a super personal level, inviting the audience to identify with each song as though it were written exclusively for them, which, in a way, is true, if the lyrics are taken

Biography

VINCENT ELT - (Guitar/Vocals):
Vincent can best be described as a career musician, living, eating and breathing the stuff.
He studied jazz theory, orchestration and composition with Joe Paparone (of Ricky May) for six years and is now a composer, qualified music arranger *(MAGA 566), sound engineer, record producer, music teacher (AMTR 1765)**, performer, vocalist and author of "The Music Book - A Comprehensive Guide to Western Harmony', and is a member of CAL.***
He also holds a Diploma of Music and is a full writer member of APRA.****
His recording experience has culminated in seven independent releases and four compilations and he has been inaugurated into the Australian Who's Who of Rock.
He began performing in public as a guitarist/vocalist in Western Australia aged 17 and was offered his first professional engagement 6 months after that, a position he held for 2 years.
He is the driving force behind THE BLEEDING ROSE and adheres to a highly disciplined approach to his craft.
He is the composer, arranger and lyricist of the group, and is responsible for scoring each part for each instrument that you hear.
He does not tolerate any form of indulgence in his performances, resulting in an experience that exposes him to the audience totally, committing him to give everything he can each time he performs.
At this point in time he is also the manager and promoter of the group, as well as the Jimi Hendrix Show, THE SLIGHT RETURN.
There are no half measures with Vincent.
He arrived in Melbourne 20 years ago, maintaining his career through various professional engagements and through the teaching of music in a professional capacity, while maintaining THE BLEEDING ROSE.
He also works with the Jimi Hendrix tribute band SLIGHT RETURN as Guitarist and Lead Vocalist.

DARREN SECKNOW - (Drums/Vocals):
Since joining the Melbourne music scene, Darren's influences - rooted in Delta and Chicago Blues and others such as Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin and The Doors, have shone through in his electric live performances.
These influences have given Darren a strong focus on finding that feeling that enables him to play with the groove of every song.
Darren has recorded, toured nationally and internationally for over 5 years (including an appearance at the North by North-East music conference in Canada in 2007).
In 2008 Darren was invited to perform the last album produced by Australian music legend Lobby Lloyd (for Michael Fein).
Darren also performs with the Jimi Hendrix tribute show SLIGHT RETURN as Drummer and Vocalist.
Darren's ability with the drum set is quite amazing, his dexterity and rhythm elicit a powerful response from the audience as well his fellow members in the band, however, his vocal ability, skill and capacity to adapt to various styles means that he is the perfect drummer for THE BLEEDING ROSE.
He provides the energy and is the backbone of THE BLEEDING ROSE.

EUGENE SAMOLIN - (Bass/Vocals):
Eugene began his career late in his youth, with
his early years steeped in a wealth of musical influences and styles, establishing him as an excellent bass guitar player, well suited to the styles and passion required by THE BLEEDING ROSE.
He attended NMIT***** to earn a Diploma of Music Performance.
He has recently consolidated his career through the advent of his school, Melbourne Guitar Tuition and the Jimi Hendrix tribute band, SLIGHT RETURN as Bass Guitarist and Vocalist.
He is capable of playing a multitude of styles and his passion and dedication to his craft are undeniable, while his professional conduct and attitude are tremendous.
His commitment toward his craft and colleagues is integral to the group.
He is the heart and soul of THE BLEEDING ROSE.

* - Music Arrangers Guild of Australia Incorporated.
** - Australian Music Teachers Register.
*** - Copyright Association of Australia Limited.
**** - Aust

Discography

"a silent truth" - EP 1989 (cassette)
"bloom" - ALBUM 1991 (cassette)
"glass hammer" - sample track 1992(CD)
"promotional one" - EP 1995(cassette)
"protus" - ALBUM 1999/2000(CD)
"eventide" - Studio 51 sample 2001(CD)
"in the can" - EP 2006(CD)
"my love" - VIDEOCLIP 2006(DVD)
"protus" - REISSUE 2007(CD)
''refried'' - EP 2011 (CD)