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DragonFly (UK)
DragonFly (UK)
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Dragonfly rock,metal band from Leeds currently organising gigs and recording debut album.
DragonFly was formed around december 2004 and after a rough time getting themselves in to place the band are now ready. The band are currently trying to organise there web site, gigs and also recording there debut album "Beneath The Steel Ruin". When you read in to the influences of DragonFly it seems you know what they are going to sound like.??. WRONG DragonFly's influences are just that and this band has no rules.
Band/artist history
The start Matt and Bailey met at primary school when they were five years old. They grew up together and developed the same passionate intrest for all things rock and metal. Matt was about 16 when he first picked up a guitar, he had only been playing for a week when lauren (a friend of a friend) came to visit and told him he was good on guitar, since then he lived, breathed and dreamed about guitars. eventually Lauren and matt started dating and have now been together for almost two and a half years. The failed attempt take one Lauren and matt joined a band with friends and enjoyed being together for a year, at one of the old bands gigs, a random guy they had only met briefly at the corn exchange once, came to see them. Lauren got chatting to him at the gig and soon he was a regular visitor to the bands website, this was jason. however due to a whole host of reasons (conflicting musical tastes,timetable clashes, boardem and many more) the band split up. This seemed like the end for matt has he had put his heart and soul into the old band and didn't see much point in starting again. And failed to even touch his guitar for the next six months. The failed attempt take two After six months of boardem matt decided he couldn't forget about music and his need to be in a band grew stronger everyday, especially with weekly visits, to the local rock pub (where coincidentally, jason was also a regular visitor) and matt being introduced to a whole new world of guitaring (powermetal) the need grew too strong and DragonFly was born (with jason kindly agreeing to be the bands webMASTER). With Bailey on drums, Matt on guitar and vocals and lauren on bass and vocals however....... due to work commitments the band found it impossible to practise all together and the band saw no other option other then to ask Bailey to leave DragonFly. A new start It did not take long for it to click that jason would be the perfect replacement for Bailey, with his love for the same music as lauren and matthew, and the enthusiasm he already shared for DragonFly whilst being the webMASTER. Almost straight away Matt asked jason to join the band and he agreed instantly The rest is history. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with, DragonFly.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We are currently trying to organise a few small gigs and maybe a UK tour at the end of the year (2005).
Your musical influences
Dragonforce, INME, 3 Inches Of Blood, Sonata Arctica, Angra, Hammerfall, Dream Evil, Iced Earth, Nightwish, Metallica, Judas Priest, Rhapsody, Iron Maiden, Lamb of god, Pink Floyd, Blues in general, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Edguy, Stratovarius, Pantera, Megadeth, Soil, Soilwork, Children of bodom, Light this city, Moonspell, Slayer, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morisette and Evanesance.
What equipment do you use?
Orange amps, Yamaha bass, Stagg bass, Epiphone guitar, Line 6 and Zoom modulation, Epiphone SG, BC Rich Warlock, Yamaha RGX420s, Line 6 Vetta II Cab and Head, Line 6 effects, Zoom mixing desk, Wharfdale extension 1x12 speakers, Wharfdale PA system, Crappy little cheapo keyboard but through desk with desk effects it sounds awesome. Yamaha 1988 RGZ612(w/ Floyd Rose and coil spliter), Fender DSP Satge 160 Amp(w/ 2 channle foot switch) + Zoom Modulation.
Anything else?
Check out DragonFly's official website at www.dragonflyonline.co.uk