Hey there guys here's my interview with Bon Westlake
I have been playing guitar since I was 13 or 14 and I am still learning! I have played in a couple of pub bands in the early days and more recently have got together with buddies for ad hoc gigs. Lockdown in 2020 was when I started to get serious about recording. It provided the time and space to do it and now with the family grown up and making their own lives and no longer having to do the 9 - 5 grind means I am able to continue that journey.
Well growing up in the 60s and 70s I guess inevitably means I am subconsciously influenced by that era. Rock, folk and prog rock feature heavily in my listening tastes. In particular Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd and I love Roger Waters solo work. That is where I probably get my thoughts on including sound effects from, such as the horse galloping. I also love the more melodic symphonic metal songs of Nightwish and Within Temptation for example. One of my instrumental songs on the album Songs from the Pump House released in July I named NightMic because when it was finished and I was listening to it I could hear influences from Nightwish and Mike Oldfield so named it as a sort of homage.