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ARIA ARTIST PICKUP -LUCI SCOTT-

Luci Scott (Chasing Velvet)

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Aria guitars is delighted to announce that Luci Scott of Chasing Velvet as an official Aria artist.
CHASING VELVET are the fresh new face of Australian pop-rock, hailing from one of the countries biggest live music scenes: Brisbane. The group consists of vocalist Amira Talbot, guitarist Luci Scott, bassist Jaslyn Olivia and drummer Naomi Grashuis.
Forming in early 2017 through mutual friends and following the release of their debut single ‘Vertigo’, the girls are already on the radar of the international music scene thanks to their ever growing online presence and their quirky, energetic style of music.
The group have their sights set on new horizons and are ready to take on the world with 2017 gearing up to be an enormous year that would make you crazy to miss it!

For More info Please visit http://www.chasingvelvet.com/
or https://www.facebook.com/chasingvelvetofficial

 

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ARIA ARTIST PICKUP -LARS HORNING-

Lars Horning (Diretone)

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Lars Hørning is a bass player and lead singer of Danish based band “Diretone”.
Diretone is a groove metal band with a thick organic sound, combining heavy grooves, Scorching leads, down-tuned guitars, clean vocal delivery, and a traditional approach to metal songwriting. And instead of venturing into winding and overly technical sections, the focus is on accessibility and the bands impact as a hole. Diretone is essentially a live band a guaranteed to leave heads banging in front of the stage.

Since the band released their self titled debut album in late 2011, Diretone has grown a solid following across the globe. And In 2013 the band was invited to play a couple of shows at the “Meet in Beijing” festival in China.
In spring 2014 the band release a single called “Triggered” and also made their first video appearance for the song. Since then another video was recorded for the song “Drawn to Life”

Diretone has just finished their second album ” Random Spins Fortune Turns “, and have just released their first single ” Race Against Time “. The full album is set to be released in 2017.

 

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ARIA ARTIST PICKUP – JAMES CLAYTON –

JAMES CLAYTON (The Arusha Accord)

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Aria Guitars proudly announce a new endorsement deal with James Clayton of The Arusha Accord.
The Arusha Accord is a rhythm-section fuelled, progressive math metal band from Reading, UK. They utilise technical guitar work as well as cyclical, progressive, Tool-inspired melodies.
The Arusha Accord’s debut album The Echo Verses was released in the autumn of 2009 and received a 4 out of 5Ks-rated review from Kerrang, reviewer Ray Holroyd enthusing: “Any band that can create a debut album this flawless is destined for success.”
For futher detail please visit https://www.facebook.com/thearushaaccord/

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ARIA ARTIST PICKUP -BROOK REES-

BROOK REES

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We proudly welcome Brook Rees on-board as an Aria Artist.
Brook is an Australian bass player, and has been performing and recording as a bassist for the past 25 years. He has toured throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has recorded with artists including Grammy Nominated singer Jai Uttal, Australian Funk/Soul artist Kurtis , award winning Iranian/American writer Sholeh Wolpe and he currently plays a pivotal role in Australian cinematic electro outfit Vesica Pisces.

Vesica Pisces 2017 release “By Water Formed” showcases Brooks commitment to groove bass playing, his strong melodic sensibility and his offerings as a bass playing composer.

Brook writes, performs and records with Vesica Pisces using Aria’s Electric Upright model SWB-Lite-BIS bass.

For further information please visit http://www.vesicapiscesmusic.com/

 

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ARTIST PICKUP -MUTOID MAN-

MUTOID MAN

Bassist: Nicholas Cageao
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Mutoid Man is a U.S. based Prog-Punk band formed in 2012. Their latest album Bleeder has become one of the most critically acclaimed rock records of 2015. Receiving incredible press coverage includes features and rave reviews in print (Metal Hammer, Revolver, Decibel, Terrorizer, New Noise, Premier Guitar) and online (Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Noisey, Metal Injection).
Mutoid Man have headlined multiple tours in North America and Europe, as well as playing direct support for Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, and Kvelertak.

Visit https://mutoidman.com to check out their latest information.

 

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OLI STEADMAN WITH SB-1000RIB

Oli Steadman with SB-1000RIB / Stornoway Final Tour

Photos by Morgan Baskerville
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UK band Stornoway put a period to their stunning career with the last show held at Oxford New Theatre on 12th March. The final tour was extremely successful and all shows were completely sold out.
The members will be taking diverse alternative paths in the wake of Stornoway. Frontman Brian Briggs pursuing a career in wildlife conservation, drummer Rob Steadman relocating to pursue music and academia in New York and guitarist Jon Ouin remaining in their native Oxford. The Bassist Oli Steadman is focusing on his another band “Count Drachma” as well as operating a gig start-up project “Tigmus” in London.
Stay tuned, and look forward to seeing their further success!