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Joss Brochtrup
Joss Brochtrup

Joss Brochtrup

Joss Brochtrup — guitars, recording artist, songwriter in OVA-GLO band, Australia

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With a deep love for music and a passion to entertain, like all musicians, Joss started playing guitar at just 14 years of age. A multi faceted musician Joss can also work his way around a few other instruments.

Heavily influenced by Metallica, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, In Hearts Wake and Killswitch Engage, Joss’s main style of guitar most resembles a mix of metal/hardcore & hard rock genres.

Previous bands include:

• Fragile

• Attention Deficit

• Volatile

• Kreatures of Habit

• OVA-GLO

Now, having joined forces as the youngest songwriter and guitarist for the band OVA-GLO. Some would describe his attributions like a fine red wine; Joss brings his own flavours to the band, giving fruity but punchy riffs to the overall sound of the music whilst delivering a smooth finish. The perfect complement to a well matured Band.

OVA-GLO band

«Modern Hard Rock, with a hint of Heavy and a dash of Metal»

Australian 5 Piece Hard Rock band OVA-GLO, based in the Hunter Valley of N.S.W. originally formed in 1996.

Over the next few years they became one of the most sorts after live acts playing the East coast circuit of Australia.

In November 2003 (under new management) the band recorded their first (self titled) 12 track Album, at the iconic «Rocking Horse Studios» in Byron bay N.S.W. with world renown Producer Matt Gearing-Thomas, which was released on the 5th of December 2003.

The band toured for many more year playing hundreds of gigs and festivals at some of Australia’s best known and respected rooms and venues. In 2010 OVA-GLO parted ways to pursue different paths as individual musicians and recording artists with other bands, often crossing paths with each other to work together on other recording projects with other outfits, recording Albums in some of Australia’s finest recording studios with some of the country’s best producers.

With always having plans to eventually reform the band, all members were still actively writing songs together as OVA-GLO.

OVA-GLO remained in hiatus for the next 7 years, eventually reforming in December 2017 and relaunching officially in January 2018, but now with a huge catalogue of new material. In March 2018 OVA-GLO announced the joining of forces with Kononykheen Guitars company, to be the first band endorsed by the company with three of the guitarist using Kononykheen guitars to write and record their next and upcoming albums. By the time OVA-GLO joined Kononykheen family they have already confirmed recording with a Newcastle based engineer/producer «Rhys Zacher» at Spinlight Studio for the next EP, «The Usual Suspects». Set to start the recording process early April 2018 and is due to be released in mid May 2018.

Black Water Boogie
Black Water Boogie

Black Water Boogie

Michael Cody Patrizzi — Black Water Boogie

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Michael founded Black Water Boogie in 2010, after which he went through years of over 2,500 live shows and through over 48 different band members before he finally came across the brilliant recording team he has now, although most of his performances are tailored toward his solo playing (Similar to Bright Eyes). After finally meeting his current agent Aaron James Karr in 2014 he was able to record and release his first album at the young age of 22 all across the world on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, and over 160 other platforms.

This album, entitled Magnolia featured the talents of the incredible Thomas Bonner, Chris Nash, and Bryson Krauss, all from the incredible Rock band Strider. This album released on Michael Cody Patrizzi's birthday, May 21st in 2015 through the help of Ark Studios Media Group.

Afterward, Cody met a young very talented artist named Sydney Danielle Brewer and made many beautiful tracks, originals and covers, with her by his side. They eventually formed a side project that she currently runs entitled Foxglove Triangle, and after a year together in production they released an Ep entitled "The Man", available anywhere you can find/buy music as well.

After they decided to creatively part ways for the time being, Michael Cody Patrizzi immediately brought Black Water Boogie back to life with a roaring flame with his folky and simple, yet beautiful new EP, Magnolia Chapter on 2 November 18th, 2016. After hearing that EP, Ark Studios Media Group made the bold and wise decision to sign Michael Cody Patrizzi and his project Black Water Boogie to their Record Label. He said yes with excitement, of course, and now has released 4 new releases with another on the way, simply called Freedomland after his brief incarceration.

He fully intends this next release from his record label alongside Ark Studios Media Group; along with his "Newly found, true sound of soul" he had been searching for throughout his career, despite 3 International Music Awards and 5 National as well, he continues to strive for the very best he can be to help him hit the Billboard Charts. And possibly even move into the Country and/or Southern Rock Charts as well with its beautiful and even sometimes hilarious ballad writing, bluegrass influenced breakdowns, psychedelic and stage-like effects similar to Pink Floyd, and even more surprising twists and turns in the album.

Keep watching and listening for more from this 24 year old signed artist and CEO of his own company and Record Label, Black Water Records Media Group, LLC.

Michael Cody Patrizzi is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Six model

Daniel Rosales
Daniel Rosales

Daniel Rosales

Daniel Rosales — solo artist / session guitar player, USA

Expertise: Guitars, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar

Credentials: Master in Music Performance (emphasis in classical guitar) from the University of Arizona as well as a Bachelor in Music Performance from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Daniel is a registered ASCAP singer-songwriter with two CD’s of original music with his former Latin/world Band Mundo, distributed through CD Baby.

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Daniel Rosales was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He moved to Portland, Oregon after finishing his graduate degree in Music from the University of Arizona; and recently moved back to Los Angeles, CA. Daniel has been playing the guitar for about 19 years now, and has been involved in music for about 20 by the time he joined Kononykheen family.

Daniel`s first band was a death metal/rock band named Thanatos in which he formed during his high school years with his good friends Alex Abecia, Andrew Ramos, and Chris Perez. He was also involved in a jazz band called the Blue Cat Jazz band combo that played around town during this time.

In his undergraduate college years he formed a latin/lounge band named Mundo along-side his friend and colleague Berk Agar, they would find success in their hometown and go on to record two CD’s with all original material. When Daniel moved from Texas to Tucson, Arizona to finish his master’s in music he joined a Cuban/Jazz band named Caña Brava led by Rico Quintero as well as a guitar/voice duo with his former colleague/neighbor and Opera singer Humberto Borboa called Los Neighbors.

Now Daniel Rosales plays as a soloist under the name, Daniel Rosales, as well as with a local country pop band fronted by the lovely and talented Dallas Brown, named the Dallas Brown Band, and occasional performs with local troubadours Peter Duff, Ben Rector, and Mark Bickerton.

Daniel Rosales is a talented and well-rounded musician who recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a master`s degree in music performance with an emphasis in Classical Guitar in the summer of 2015. Before then, he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in music from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi spring 2010. Daniel has performed and taken lessons from many of the top classical guitarists in the world including David Russell, Roland Dyens, Sergio and Odair Assad, Pepe Romero, among many others. Although his main focus was classical music during his academic years, he has also dialed into other forms of genres such as Latin/World, Cuban/Salsa, Spanish Rock, Rock, Metal, Blues, Nuevo Flamenco, Jazz, Folk, and Singer-Songwriter.

Daniel has the unique ability to learn different styles of music with virtuosity and finesse. Rosales has two CD’s recorded with his former Latin/world band Mundo along-side his former colleague Berk Agar that includes all original music. He is also a registered ASCAP songwriter and is currently working on a solo CD be released in the year 2017. Currently he is performing weekly private and public gigs at multiple venues/restaurant/bars as a solo artist. He is also actively involved with gigs as part of the Dallas Brown Band. Apart from performing he also teaches at Reed College as a private music instructor, in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan area.

Daniel loves to play and learn all styles of music but tends to favor Latin, Lounge, Pop, Rock, Spanish, Funk, R&B, Bossa-Nova, Classical, Country, Indie these days.

He has played at numerous different venues/places across the nation and world: Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, Spain, Turkey, Mexico are among a few places.

Some of his most notable performances have taken place at recital halls at several Universities while studying classical guitar: The Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi; Holsclaw Hall at the University of Arizona. Other notable venues that Daniel has performed at are Casa Vicente and Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe in Tucson, Arizona, and La Ponderosa in Portland, Oregon.

Apart from Kononykheen guitars he uses Fender, Córdoba, Epiphone/Gibson as well other classical guitar companies.

John Frusciante, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Omar Rodriguez, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sergio Vallín, Johnny Greenwood, Tom Jobim, Paco De Lucía, Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Agustín Barrios Mangóre, David Russell, Gipsy Kings, Aaron Abeyta (aka El Hefe) are among his most notable influences on his style.

Most notable musicians he has played with include Roberto Ortíz, Francisco Rosales, María Rosales, Alex Abecia, Andrew Ramos, Humberto Borboa, Roderick Eugene, Leah Simmons, Pablo Gonzales, Kaitrin Cunningham, Sam Feldman, Berk Agar, Rafael Imelda Martinez, Mike Ramon, Daniel Ramon, Carlos De León Jr. Rico, David Tutmark, Dallas Brown, Zach Bell, Jacob Lozano, Travis Ward, Mark Bickerton, Peter Duff, Benjamin Rector, Keith Justus, Andy Francis, Moe jq and Daniel Benavides.

Daniel is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model

Jason Mell
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Jason Mell

Jason Mell — guitars in OVA-GLO band, Australia

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Listening to records on his bed as a teenager at just 17 years old, Jason fell in love with music. As soon as the turnstile dropped and he heard the solo on the track «Time» from Pink Floyds album «Dark Side Of The Moon» Jason knew he wanted to be a Lead Guitarist. Playing in a vast number of bands and duos, combined with his experience as a session lead guitarist in many of Australia’s recording Studios over the last 30 years. Jason is considered a well respected lead guitarist throughout the Hunter Valley in N.S.W Australia. Playing in bands such as:

• Midnight Flyers (Country)

• Carrot Bowen and the Collective (Country/rock)

• Chill Factor (Pub Rock)

• No Strings (Pub Rock)

• Chimp Henry (Rock)

• Riverside (Blues band)

• OVA – GLO (Hard Rock/Metal)

Now playing back with OVA-GLO and hitting the studio for a few more albums, Jason has taken with him his influences from everything including, Country, Rock, Blues and Metal, Combined with his love for Progressive and Symphonic Rock, Jason has captured his own unmistakeable and unique sound, different to any other guitar player style.

OVA-GLO band

«Modern Hard Rock, with a hint of Heavy and a dash of Metal»

Australian 5 Piece Hard Rock band OVA-GLO, based in the Hunter Valley of N.S.W. originally formed in 1996.

Over the next few years they became one of the most sorts after live acts playing the East coast circuit of Australia.

In November 2003 (under new management) the band recorded their first (self titled) 12 track Album, at the iconic «Rocking Horse Studios» in Byron bay N.S.W. with world renown Producer Matt Gearing-Thomas, which was released on the 5th of December 2003.

The band toured for many more year playing hundreds of gigs and festivals at some of Australia’s best known and respected rooms and venues. In 2010 OVA-GLO parted ways to pursue different paths as individual musicians and recording artists with other bands, often crossing paths with each other to work together on other recording projects with other outfits, recording Albums in some of Australia’s finest recording studios with some of the country’s best producers.

With always having plans to eventually reform the band, all members were still actively writing songs together as OVA-GLO.

OVA-GLO remained in hiatus for the next 7 years, eventually reforming in December 2017 and relaunching officially in January 2018, but now with a huge catalogue of new material. In March 2018 OVA-GLO announced the joining of forces with Kononykheen Guitars company, to be the first band endorsed by the company with three of the guitarist using Kononykheen guitars to write and record their next and upcoming albums. By the time OVA-GLO joined Kononykheen family they have already confirmed recording with a Newcastle based engineer/producer «Rhys Zacher» at Spinlight Studio for the next EP, «The Usual Suspects». Set to start the recording process early April 2018 and is due to be released in mid May 2018.

Everton Viana
Everton Viana

Everton Viana

Everton de Medeiros Viana – multi-instrumentalist / guitars at “Drakensberg”, USA

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Born in Cuiba, Matogrosso (Brazil), and raised at Salvador-Bahia, currently Everton lives in New York City (USA). He seeks to express the feeling of its history as a form of inspiration with instrumental music, aiming to improvise and capture the sound of singular form through the weight of his powerful riffs and arrangements. Everton graduated from "Universidade Federal da Bahia” and "Conservatorio Pernanbucano de Musica", Brazil, and by the time he joined Kononykheen family Everton have been playing guitar already for 25+ years.

His touring experience includes New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Cuiaba and many other places, mostly in USA and Brazil.

As a professional guitarist, Everton has a dizzy experience playing with notable musicians:

  • Silvio Switha (“The Voice” show Finalist)
  • Conductor Butch Imhoff
  • Conductor Angelo Castro
  • Shout of Mercy
  • Deathrasher
  • Monticelli
  • The Hugues
  • Banda Ceu Ze
  • A Maquina do Mundo
  • Cartimplex
  • Moonshine Band
  • Changala
  • Giovanni Amorin
  • Paulo Garcia
  • Ralph Mathyas

...and this is only a small part of this list!

Everton is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Seven model

Cabrera Castañeda
Cabrera Castañeda

Cabrera Castañeda

Cabrera Castañeda – guitars at Olympus band and Yndira band, Mexico

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As musician and guitar teacher playing many different genres, such as metal, rock, punk, jazz, blues, flamenco, classical music and a little pop.

Have experience playing together with Victimas Del Doctor Cerebro, Apolo, Sexy Zebras, Genitallica, Tygre, Alebrije, Guapa (Korsakov), Alice True Color, Punta Brava Club Band on stages like:

  • EXA/Puerto Arista
  • Conexión Sureste/Villahermosa
  • Salón Indio/Tuxtla
  • Alicia/CD México
  • Arena Jorge Cuesy/Tuxtla
  • Poliforum/Tuxtla
  • Feria Chiapas/Tuxtla
  • Vibra Chiapas/Tuxtla

…and some others. Had a big music insfluence from Alec Vega — the one of the very good musicians who have shared the stage. Since he is an excellent vocalist who captivates the listener and his great task and humility inspires to continue with the music and make new musical creations with him.

 

Wade Bridge
Wade Bridge

Wade Bridge

Wade Bridge — Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist in OVA-GLO band, Australia

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Coming from a musical family and writing his first songs on guitar and singing at just 16 years old, there is no doubt, Wade has music deep within his DNA. As the original creator of the Australian band OVA-GLO in 1996, Wade has since then kept himself busy, immersed in music and music production, recording bands and solo acts from his own studio in the valley called «Basement Boys Music» as well as writing and recording jingles for TV/Radio and YouTube intros. Wade has recorded 2 albums and a 2 track single with previous bands, whilst also playing hundreds of gigs along the East coast circuit of Australia.

Playing in bands such as:

• Chimp Henry

• Elevate

• TPF

• Carrot Bowen and the Collective

• OVA – GLO

Covering a diverse range of styles including Lounge, Country, Rock, Grunge, Alternate Rock, Hard Rock & Metal.

Within his career Wade has worked as a recording artist at some of Australia’s most iconic recording studios such as SONY, EMI and Rocking Horse Studios (to name a few), with some of the country’s best record producers. With 28 years experience under his belt in the music business as a songwriter, musician, engineer and artist, Wade has had one of his own songs reach front page of www.worldnews.com (US) and a few songs from other bands he has played with, reach the high end of the ladder of the «Top 40» on iTunes. In January 2018 Wade has once again reunited the hard rock outfit OVA – GLO back together, who are back in the studio to record multiple albums together and are flying the Kononykheen flag proudly in the land down under, with the Breed Nine, Breed Ten & Breed Eleven. All these Breeds will be put on within the song writing and recording of those albums.

 

OVA-GLO band

«Modern Hard Rock, with a hint of Heavy and a dash of Metal»

Australian 5 Piece Hard Rock band OVA-GLO, based in the Hunter Valley of N.S.W. originally formed in 1996.

Over the next few years they became one of the most sorts after live acts playing the East coast circuit of Australia.

In November 2003 (under new management) the band recorded their first (self titled) 12 track Album, at the iconic «Rocking Horse Studios» in Byron bay N.S.W. with world renown Producer Matt Gearing-Thomas, which was released on the 5th of December 2003.

The band toured for many more year playing hundreds of gigs and festivals at some of Australia’s best known and respected rooms and venues. In 2010 OVA-GLO parted ways to pursue different paths as individual musicians and recording artists with other bands, often crossing paths with each other to work together on other recording projects with other outfits, recording Albums in some of Australia’s finest recording studios with some of the country’s best producers.

With always having plans to eventually reform the band, all members were still actively writing songs together as OVA-GLO.

OVA-GLO remained in hiatus for the next 7 years, eventually reforming in December 2017 and relaunching officially in January 2018, but now with a huge catalogue of new material. In March 2018 OVA-GLO announced the joining of forces with Kononykheen Guitars company, to be the first band endorsed by the company with three of the guitarist using Kononykheen guitars to write and record their next and upcoming albums. By the time OVA-GLO joined Kononykheen family they have already confirmed recording with a Newcastle based engineer/producer «Rhys Zacher» at Spinlight Studio for the next EP, «The Usual Suspects». Set to start the recording process early April 2018 and is due to be released in mid May 2018.

 

Rowdy Prins
Rowdy Prins

Rowdy Prins

Rowdy Prins — Melrose band, solo artist, Netherlands

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Influenced by the music of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi and Skid Row, Rowdy started playing guitar at the age of 13. After being active in various bands and projects, from blues and country to metal and pop, Rowdy is now active as a songwriter, studio musician and as the lead guitar player of the Melrose band. Melrose is a Dutch coverband who play all the biggest hits of all times combined with an energetic and spectacular live show with a lot of energy and special fx. With this band he plays a lot of festivals and party's in The Netherlands. He is also a guitar teacher.

Rowdy have experience touring to all over The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Brunei etc., and experience playing with such musicians as Henk Wijngaard, Jeff Zwart and Shadow Creek Ramblers.

Ana Garrido
Ana Garrido

Ana Garrido

Ana Garrido — singer-songwriter / solo artist, Spain

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First Kononykheen Female Artist ever! 

Ana have been singing since she was 3 years old, started play guitar at around 8 — so it`s hard to overestimate Ana`s potential in music. She is mainly into Pop, R&B and Country music, but we are pretty sure that Ana have a big opportunities in wide variety of genres and styles. Already have experience performing / touring to Marcilla and Pamplona (Navarra). 

Ana is not only playing & singing cover songs, but also writting her own material. 

 

 

Ana Garrido is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Seven model. She`s playing mainly on clean sound: even «heavy» models of Kononykheen guitars sounds nice on cleans and adored by vocal artists

Chris Weinhardt
Chris Weinhardt

Chris Weinhardt

Chris Weinhardt — multi instrumentalist, composer, session musician, Germany

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By the time Chris joined Kononykheen family, over last 13 years he played hundreds of shows in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic. In February 2018 he was invited to join Norwegian superstar Sol Heilo (from the band Katzenjammer) on stage. When Chris is not touring he is working as guitar and vocal teacher and composes soundtracks for an indie game company. On the Feb of 2018 Chris is writing his first solo record

 

Chris Weinhardt is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Nine model

Jonny Patrizio
Jonny Patrizio

Jonny Patrizio

Jonny Patrizio — Bushicks band, solo artist, USA

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By the time Jonny joined Kononykheen famile he've been playing for 14 years already. Bass Guitar was the first instrument he truly worked hard at and cared about. Jonny always played guitar as more of a hobby, but when he moved to NYC he decided to pursue a dream of playing guitar and singing in a Rock and Roll band. Thus, Bushicks was born; as well as Jonny Patrizio, the guitarist. Jonny has experience playing with such musicians like Joey Calfa (guitarist/ukulele player for Cousin Earth), Adam Magnan (drummer of Teddy Midnight), John Adamski (drummer of Bushicks), Jessica Bogwicz (bass player of Bushicks), and Dan Visintainer (alto Saxaphone).

Kyle Kennedy
Kyle Kennedy

Kyle Kennedy

Kyle Kennedy — Purgatory's Prospect, USA

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By the time Kyle joined Kononykheen family he`s been playing for 18 years. USAF Veteran. Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University.

Kyle grew up on Metallica, Pantera, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. His latest influence includes Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Budderside, Killswitch Engage and Nothing More. Recently Kyle have been working on his guitar project "Purgatory's Prospect".

«Don't sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things! Drink Deathwish Coffee and make metal! What fuels you?»

Kyle Kennedy is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Eleven model

Claudio Soto
Claudio Soto

Claudio Soto

Claudio Soto - solo artist, USA

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«When I was a kid I remember an acoustic guitar on the wall of my house’s kitchen. That was the instrument of my father and we didn’t know about that, until one day we (my sister and I) decided to open the soft case. It was so interesting for us to know that it was a guitar. After that, I learned some chords and all of me got immersed into a musical world, learning what my dad knew. I became so obsessed about playing guitar that as a teenager my parents were really disappointed about this. They thought that I was doing just that and nothing else. So, one day I left home and felt really free. I continued playing what I liked. I have to mention that my father played a different kind of music than the one that I was a fun of. My interests were all aggressive and powerful sounds. I tried to learn many rock songs. At those ages, I wanted to be a guitar god. For that, my goal was to practice eight hours per day. Additionally, I went to college to study music. I took it very seriously for many years, until I lost interest in being a rock star. I realized that it was more about a self-esteem issue than a pure genuine desire. Five years ago, I attempted to sing for the first time, and I started practicing many hours per week. Writing my first song was complicated because I couldn’t get the pieces together. Nowadays, when I listen to those songs, I don’t like them. They seem empty. Despite there were real life stories written, the overall approach is very artificial. I’ve been into music all my life and today I write songs more than ever. I get excited when I write a tune that I like. It seems a natural way of expression to me and I am not planning to stop. We only live once. If we love what we do, nothing can stop us»

From www.alternativeaddiction.com :

Claudio Soto is a solo artist from New York. He plays analog-inspired rock music with his own distinct flair. He just finished his debut solo album. The song we’re featuring from the release is called “Mines of Gold” and it’s Soto’s style mixed with Dinosaur Jr. the song is featured on his new album, Once. Soto’s high and so sweet vocal is featured prominently on the song and the album and he has his own style of songwriting. «I’ve been into music all my life and today I write songs more than ever. I get excited when I write a tune that I like. It seems a natural way of expression to me. and I am not planning to stop.» — says Soto. It’s a good thing, because we like what we’re hearing so far. Check out “Mines of Gold” from Claudio Soto

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Mines of Gold is the first ever single by Claudio Soto a uniquely spectacular Alt Indie Rock singer songwriter who writes all of his own monumental tracks. It’s too easy to fall in love with Soto’s sound with his reminiscence to Matt Bellamy from Muse with his vibrato vocal style, yet he did more than assimilate his sound, Soto infused it with Dinosaur Jr style grunge, mixing in his palpable, yet swampy rhythm. I adore the fuzzy instrumentals soaked in reverberation that make this track a truly thick anthemic and bouncing along beside Soto’s strenuously charming voice dominating his heart wrenchingly evocative lyrics. With his music Soto transcended the superficiality that pours through most contemporary music today. There’s no Rockstar grandiosity to his sound, just pure, unrelenting honesty that reads like poetry. So, If you’re a 90’s Alt Rock fan, I highly recommend you check out Mines of Gold, you can check out the track on YouTube

Jorge Raul
Jorge Raul

Jorge Raul

Jorge Raul - solo artist, recording session artist, sound track composer, owner of Wonpai Art Centrê studios, Brazil

Music has been a passion for Jorge since he was a kid, started with the drums when he was 4. Then because of his older brothers he started to play guitar. By the time Jorge joined Kononykheen family he have been playing for 22 years already, and he was about to release medieval folk rock project together with his wife and also his first instrumental album.

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Jorge was always keeping in mind that he would become a professional musician. He went to the EM&T (one of the biggest music school on Latin America) where he had experiences with very big guitar masters such as Christian McCarthy, Michel Leme, Mozart Mello, Edu Ardanuy and others.

He played in many bands, the biggest was “Primeiro Ato Rock Band” that played on big festivals as “Sampa Music Festival”, which put big national names and underground bands together. Teaching on music schools in Guarulhos – Jorge was the guitar course coordinator on a music school called Projeto Sonoro.

Nowadays Jorge is owner of his own music institute. Jorge founded the first independent record label in his city. He is also a producer and a successful youtuber. Plus ministrate classes at Sigma studio and D'Angelis Zoh music Academy

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Jorge is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model

James Stivaly
James Stivaly

James Stivaly

James Stivaly James Stivaly - guitars in «Cartoon Violence!», solo artist, USA

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James Stivaly is a composer, audio engineer, session guitar player, music teacher, producer, and soon to be venue owner, as well as a long time staple of the New Jersey Music scene. From playing and writing in internationally celebrated bands, and producing/recording albums that top charts in their respective areas and genres; James has fully immersed himself in all aspects of the music industry, and all popular music genres. On top of that, James is one of the most popular music instructors in the northern New Jersey area, and his guitar student’s go right from his hands to great places including broadway and Berkley School of Music. His focus being on progressive rock and technical death metal, while incorporating classical/jazz technique and theory. James is gearing for the release of his first solo project called “Welcome To The Big Empty”. The photo in this profile are from a recent show by one of his bands, and that project is called “Cartoon Violence!” For more details on James’ extensive involvement within the musical community visit any of his sites listed here.

James is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Eleven model

Jamaal “Slickology” Franklin
Jamaal “Slickology” Franklin

Jamaal “Slickology” Franklin

Jamaal “Slickology” Franklin  — The Vision Band / Sessions Band, USA

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Jamaal was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, United States with two triplet brothers. He enjoys playing various genres ranging from gospel and soul music to R&B and jazz music. His influences are Jonathan Dubose Jr., Alton Hollis, Steve Cropper, and the list goes on. Jamaal has toured with the Stax Music Academy in England and France. Jamaal has played behind many great artists and groups such as Kevin Davidson, The Tennessee Mass Choir, Beverly Crawford, Nick Black, and Michelle Prather, just to name a few. He is the guitarist for the Vision Band and Sessions Band, both based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Marco António Lopes Pinto
Marco António Lopes Pinto

Marco António Lopes Pinto

Marco António Lopes Pinto - Arkadia band, Pro'Bono band, Folk You band, Portugal

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By the time Marco joined Konoykheen family he`ve been plaiyng for 10 years already. Since Marco was 15 have had playing in local bands with friends. His biggest project right now is a band called Arkadia wich traditional portuguese music covers, some funk and rock. They tour around the country a lot, in festivals, and every year playing in front of a lot of people. Marco is also in other bands called Folk You, a band formed to bring some Irish folk to local bars and pubs, and Pro'Bono, where Marco is a fontman, assuming also the vocals, playing mostly rock and funk.

Marco have been playing with such musicians like João Daniel, Pedro Mourão, Daniel Gomes, Tozé Freitas, Rogério Pereira and Rúben Cardoso. And finally, Marco is also a guitar teacher.

Marco is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Nine model

Eddie LaFlash
Eddie LaFlash

Eddie LaFlash

Eddie LaFlash - guitars in «Decent News», solo artist, USA

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Eddie was born in Lebanon, Connecticut and started playing guitar self taught when he was 11 years old. Growing up, Eddie was influenced by alot of the classic rock and synth-pop music his parents listed to, including alot of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Cars and Madonna. Early on, Eddie mostly worked on music by himself. Recording demos to cassettes and dubbing over them with his own bass, synth and drum machine tracks.

By the time Eddie joined Kononykheen family he`ve be playing for 12 years. Eddie LaFlash is a multi-instrumentalist and can play many instruments including: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, electric percussion, balalaika, and baglama saz. Currently, Eddie plays guitar and synthesizer in the band Decent News, whose debut album "Filth" comes out March 2018 on Machine Man Records. Decent News' upcoming album features Eddie's Kononykheen Breed Eleven guitar.

Eddie is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Eleven model

Rafael Fajardo
Rafael Fajardo

Rafael Fajardo

Rafael Ruchido Fajardo — Elephant Casino, Alice in Chains tribute, Solo artist, Brazil

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Having experience playing with Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad, by the time Rafael joined Kononykheen family he have been playing for 17 years already.

Rafael Ruchido Fajardo is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Eight model

Sascha Rebbe
Sascha Rebbe

Sascha Rebbe

Sascha Rebbe — solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, Germany

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Sascha was born in Aschaffenburg, a city in Bavaria, Germany. At the age of 12 he started to play guitar and he is self-taught musician. Sascha was inspired by the 70s bands, like AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Over time, he played in various cover bands and had gigs around his hometown. His playing style is Hard Rock, Metal and Blues based. Time by time he learned to play bass and drums too. In late 2017 he started his Instagram page, where he posts guitar related content only. Sascha is also a Youtuber, and his channel dedicated guitar covers and gear reviews.

«I put all my energy into playing guitar. I also like to build pedalboards. And when I record my music I play each instrument by my own».

Sascha is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Eleven model

Lukas Kugler
Lukas Kugler

Lukas Kugler

Lukas Kugler — solo artist, Germany

Born in Boblingen, Germany, Lukas started to play bass in Local Tragedy, but now, after 5 years playing guitar, he played in Hidden Symmetries band till autumn of 2017. Lukas has been touring in Reutlingen, Boblingen and Stuttgart. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Joy Division and Pink Floyd, mixed with the Doors and some melancholic rock, his style is mainly at some blues and a little funk. Not stopping only on these genres, Lukas likes to try out different things. Fan of guitar modifying and a pedals guy. Talking about his playing skills, Lukas is thankful to his old guitar teacher — Marko Sirac.

Nowadays Lukas preparing his new project and ready to launch it as soon as he finds musicians for it — so there are good`n`loud news coming up soon!

Lukas is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four and Kononykheen Breed Six models

Craig "Metallurgist" Phillips
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Craig "Metallurgist" Phillips

Craig Phillips — solo artist, USA

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By the time Craig joined Kononykheen famile he`ve been playing guitar for 30 plus years. His genres are metal and blues (and some slide bluesas well). Primarily Craig likes to play heavy dark bluesy infused doom metal. His band project is Graven Image and he`ve been working with a good drummer and another guitarist, looking for bass and vocals to fill out the lineup ot bring some heavy. Besides this Craig plays locally in a friends blues band, does guitar setups and guitar teaching.

Craig have been into metal ever since he was 7. Black Sabbath has long been his favorite and Tony Iommi is Craig`s all time favorite guitarist. Folks were never supportive of him playing and less supportive of metal music, they told that Craig would never stick with it and metal was just a phase. 30 some years later Craig is still going strong. «The guitar saved my life, it’s powerful, expressive, and magical, I am in awe of the Guitar as much today as I was when I was first learning to play. My word of encouragement to all is to aim high, follow your dreams don’t give in to discouragement, and always play from the heart».

Craig is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Seven model
SAFATH AL SUNNY
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Safath Al Sunny — guitar player of Tarun Band, Shomogeet band, ex-Mysterious band, Canada

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Originally from Bangladesh, hometown is Dhaka. Safath used to perfom with metal band Mysterious and completed tracks for solo album which is about to be released. Some time after that Safath joined in a mainstream popurlar rock band Tarun Band. Afer playing two years left the country but didn`t left the Tarun Band. In Calgary Safath started a new musical project in called "Shomogeet".

Safath prefers to play Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Neo-Classical. He is also a guitar collector and doing some concert photography. By the time Safath joined Kononykheen family he had already 15 years of guitar experience.

 

Safath Al Sunny is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Eight model

Sergio "Serjitsu" Vega
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Sergio "Serjitsu" Vega

Sergio "Serjitsu" Vega — guitar player of From Devastation band, USA

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Serjitsu was born in Merced, California and have lived in the Central Valley. Playing music since the age of 10, Sergio picked up guitar at 13 and have jamming over since. He plays various instruments such as drums, piano and bass. Serjitsu is also somewhat of a vocalist his main genre of music. Enjoys is metal, but also loves to play acoustic/rock and love experiments with different styles and effects. Played in numerous bands in the past, Sergio plays in a progressive band called From Devastation. They released an EP called “Negative” back in 2016 and is all over the web.

Sergio Vega is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Nine model

Andrew Hacksaw Harney
Andrew Hacksaw Harney

Andrew Hacksaw Harney

Andrew Hacksaw Harney — Andrew Hacksaw Harney Trio band, solo artist, USA.

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Andrew was born in Beverly Massachusetts, United States. He plays mainly jazz and blues, but also hits rock and funk as well. His style is influenced by Shawn Lane, Lenny Breau, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown, Jimmy Ponder, Melvin Sparks and Boogaloo Jones.

Andrew got his head fully into guitar playing, this is only a brief parts of his experience:

- opening for The Jon Butcher Axis at the Larcom Theater

- playing with Ashley Jordan at the Burren in Somerville, MA

- opening for Blues Guitarist Popa Chubby in New Hampshire

He also played with:

- Timo Shanko of G Love and Special Sauce

- Amadee Castenell (sax player for Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney)

- Paul Lieberman of Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and Allman Brothers

- members of The James Montgomery Band

- members of Harper and Midwest Kind

- Barrence Whitfield and the Savages

- Ashley Jordan (was nominated in Grammy Award in her 23 years old)

Having 6 own albums already, Andrew is an experienced guitar teacher. Besides guitar, he also givr classes for 11 (ELEVEN!) other instruments including bass, banjo, mandolin, trombone, violin and else. Andrew have his own Band, Andrew Hacksaw Harney Trio, but you still have a chance to play with him, as he engages in session work too.

Andrew Hacksaw Harney is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four and Kononykheen Breed Seven models. And he was the first who discovered potential of Kononykheen guitars for jazz music.

 

Mauricio Loureiro
Mauricio Loureiro

Mauricio Loureiro

Mauricio Loureiro —  guitars in Animals band (Pop-rock), Pessoas Sombra band (Alternative rock), Brazil

By the time Mauricio joined Kononykheen family he`ve been playing for 17 years already.

Mauricio have experience touring to Rio de Janeiro, Rio Das Ostras, Macaé, Cabo Frio, Petrópolis, Teresópolis and other cities of Brazil. Besides, he played in Vitória and Glória in Spain. In Animals band they are into Maroon 5 tribute mainly, and that`s why Mauricio has such tasty and juicy pop-rock playing stlye. And of course his personal manner influenced by the wide variety of genres which Mauricio plays, it includes Pop, Pop-Rock, RnB, Funk, Alternative and Metal.

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Mauricio is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Six models

Rami “Rambo” Rinne
Rami “Rambo” Rinne

Rami “Rambo” Rinne

Rami “Rambo” Rinne — "SyyS" band, Finland

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Friends call him Rambo, so Rami decided to take it as a stage name. Together with other musicians they strated to play SyyS band in September 2016. Debut EP release for December 2017, full album — Spring 2018. Rami prefers to play melodic / atmospheric / black / death metal. And as many experienced metal guitar players he is into jazz too! By the time Rami joined Kononykheen family he've been playing guitar for 10 years already.

Rami “Rambo” Rinne is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Six model

José Morales Lizama
José Morales Lizama

José Morales Lizama

José Morales Lizama — Emera band (mathrock  /postrock / progressive) / Ecos band (metal / progressive), Chile

 

 

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At his 20 José had experience touring all over the country: Vallenar, Huasco, La Serena, Valparaíso, Santiago. Enjoys playing rock, funk, some jazz, and heavy envolved with mathrock and heavy music. But also José studying music at the university where he have classical guitar classes. Such variety of different genres mixed up in his own individual style. 

By the time José joined Kononykheen family he was playing 8 years already, and we have to say those 8 years was very productive!

José Morales Lizama is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Six model

Tuhiva Kevin Morgan
Tuhiva Kevin Morgan

Tuhiva Kevin Morgan

Tuhiva Kevin Morgan — guitar player of Groove In Bloom, Queen of Kings, Brandon Wayne and the Elements, USA

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Straight from Hollywood! Tuhiva is into R&B, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Pop-rock. He already have experience touring to Tahiti, California, Texas etc. And have already played with such musicians as:

Drummers — Jamar Young, Clavin Martin, Maxwell Flanders, Guy Azouly

Bassists — Austin Callender, Marcus Miller (during a master class)

Guitar Players — Mateus Asato, Rafael Picoli

Singers — Brooke Brewer, Megan Murry, Brandon Wayne, Jarett Williams

 

Tuhiva Kevin Morgan is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Five model

Victor Diaz Campos
Victor Diaz Campos

Victor Diaz Campos

Victor Diaz Campos — "Naked in Frontier" band, solo artist, Chile

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Victor was born in Santiago, Chile. Since childhood his parents instilled music and Victor started studying classical guitar at the age of 12. After looking for other sounds, the influence of groups like Pantera and Van Halen made him continue on the path of metal. Belonged to local death and thrash metal bands and then, at age 17, he was the guitarist of the band Extracktor with whom they recorded an EP called "Prophecia de la Devastacion". With the passage of time Victor experimented with Latin music and fusion. He joined Blessed Apagon band where he met many different styles of music and in different scenarios in addition to sharing with great musicians. Then at 22, for 3 or 4 years, Victor was a soloist looking for and experimenting with new bands and equipment, especially electronic music.

At 25 he had an illness in left hand that made Victor stop playing for 3 years. After recovering he started a new learning stage, feeling the guitar again. That's where the blues played an important role in Victor's current way of playing and feeling the music. The blues left many influences that have remained in his career until now. By the time Victor joined Kononykheen family he is the guitarist for progressive rock band "Naked in Frontier" and they collaborate with friends on fusion and metal funk projects. First album is going to be released!

“I am currently doing a project of mixes of guitars with electronic music, I am from the world of computer science and engineer in networks and computer security. So mixing these worlds has been a very entertaining process and a lot of learning”.

Victor Diaz Campos is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Five model

Manuel Vuono
Manuel Vuono

Manuel Vuono

Manuel Vuono — STINS band, acoustic duo, Italy

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As a guitarist Manuel prefers something measured but much more good for the ears rather than technical-tecniques. So Zakk Wylde and Doug Aldrich are among strongest Manuel's influences. He usually plays hard-rock, hard&heavy, thrash metal and other heavy-distortion genres, but also always loves to discover and learn new things to play. Usually performing in Florence / Tuscany, by the time Manuel joined Kononykheen family he is 21 and already have 11 years of experience playing guitar. Manuel experienced to play with such musicians like Andrea del Francia and Francesco Bottai.

Manuel Vuono is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Five model

Bryan John Kroh
Bryan John Kroh

Bryan John Kroh

Bryan John Kroh — solo artist, USA

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Touring mainly by USA, Bryan really like playing blues and funk, but his unique style is to mix it all up with electrosoul. He have experience playing with such musicans as Aaron Butcher of The Randy James Band, Steven Brown aka OverKlok, DJ Lex Granfor and always looking for more. Bryan is also an Avid brand artist, business owner, promoter and multi instrumentalist. He started playing saxophone in middle school at about age 12. Since that time Bryan also learned to play piano, didgeridoo, juice harp, harmonica, guitar, ukulele and some trumpet. And he is not going to stop and want hope to learn drums as well in the future. By the time Bryan joined Kononykheen family he was working on mastering two full albums and working on building another band for on the side.

Bryan John Kroh is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Six model

Daniel Vásquez
Daniel Vásquez

Daniel Vásquez

Daniel Vásquez — guitars / back vocals in Suburbia band, Colombia

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Suburbia is a rock experience where the stories and energy of 4 musicians blend with guitar riffs, aggressive bass and overwhelming drums:

  • Francisco Andrade (Voice and Guitar)
  • Daniel Vásquez (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals)
  • Christian Vásquez (Bass and Backing Vocals)
  • Felipe Borda (Drums)

Suburbia was born of the dream of bassist and founder Christian Vásquez in 2005 and continues with his brother Daniel in the lead guitar who joins in 2007. The process is strengthened in 2010 with Francisco Andrade, who brings force in the voice and guitar and finally the group is completed in 2011 with Felipe Borda on drums, to give the finishing touch to the style they are looking for.

In June of 2011, the recording of his album in AllMusic Studios Cali begins, during which process Julio Rámirez, who helps to polish and develop the sound of the band, is added as producer. In 2014 materializes the dream of having their first album which they call IRREVERSIBLE, as a statement of what this step represents for their musical career.

Currently Suburbia have 4 Lyric videos and 2 videoclips + shows in Cali, Bogotá, Buga, Palmira, Pereira, Manizales, Popayán and Guayaquil (Ecuador) promoting and presenting their music and with the fixed mind to be able to reach bigger stages both inside and outside Colombia.

  • In September 2012 Suburbia won ALTER ROCK 2012 organized in Cali.
  • The first single "Instinto" is released on April 2, 2013 and the videoclip of the same was released on August 13, 2013.
  • The album IRREVERSIBLE was released on August 20th, 2014.
  • Shortly after, SUBURBIA won the AGUILA EN VIVO Band War organized by Bavaria (Beer Company)
  • They also be the opening act of the Jarabe Of Palo show in Cali, November 8th, 2014.

Suburbia has outstanding show & tour experience. Most notable performances were:

  • Universidad del Valle, Cali (November 18th of 2011)
  • Ozzy Bar, Bogotá (Mayo 4th of 2012) Con ENePEI y Vulgarxito
  • Hard Rock Café, Bogotá (June 13th of 2012)
  • Palermo Bar, Cali (September 14th y 28th of 2012) ALTEROCK 2012 Ganadores.

Tour INSTINTO

  • Bourbon St. Bar, Cali (April 20th of 2013)
  • La Estación del Expreso Bar, Bogotá (June 15th of 2013)
  • Mamut Fest Buga (July 19th of 2013)
  • Hard Rock Café Bogotá (April 16th of 2014)

Tour IRREVERSIBLE

  • * Winners of the War of Bands Aguila VIVO 2014 in:
  • * Alterno Bar Cali (November 1th of 2014)
  • * Carpa Club San Fernando Cali - Final- (November 7th of 2014)
  • Carpa Club San Fernando Cali -Jabare Of Palo - Opener (Nov. 8th of 2014)
  • Festival Calibre 2014, Parque Of la Retreta Cali (Nov. 9th of 2014)
  • Music Stage Festival, Centro Cultural Comfandi Cali (Nov.16th of 2014)
  • Rock Al Patio - Mikasa Bar, Cali (April 9th of 2015)
  • Smoking Molly, Bogotá (April 30th of 2015)
  • La Fuente De Soda, Cali (May 8th of 2015)

Tour MAY FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT

  • La Radio Rock & Food, Popayán (April 30th of 2016)
  • Malagana Rock - Rockeate La Retreta, Palmira (June 18th of 2016)
  • Patricio Stiglich Project en Cali, Opener (July 23th of 2016)
  • Acido Bar - Junto a Arteus, Bogotá (September 10th of 2016)
  • Auditorio Earle Sherman - Lanzamiento Álbum Los Hotpants, Cali (October 26th of 2016)
  • Auditorio Comfandi - Premios Culebra, Cali (October 31th of 2016)
  • Malagana Rock 2016 Cierre, Palmira (November 11th of 2016)
  • Festival Calibre/Cruzada Ofl Fuego 2016, Cali (November 12th and 13th of 2016)
  • Unifest - II Festival Universitaria Estéreo, Pereira (November 24th of 2016)

Tour PRISA

  • Silmaril Cafe Rock - with Whitenoise and Niebla Tribal, Manizales (January 26th of 2017)
  • Festival Rock in FACSO, Guayaquil, Ecuador. (February 24th of 2017). First International Show.
  • El Cubo Plaza Comercial, Popayán (March 11th of 2017)
  • Festival Unirock 2017, Cali (April 7th of 2017)

Daniel Vásquez, guitarist of Suburbia, is from Cali, Colombia, began in music at the age of 10. At 11 he started on guitar, a year later had his first gig in his neighborhood Salomia, then participated in the salsa orchestra of the school La Merced and also of the school Republica Of Israel as bassist.

Together with his friend they created the rock band of the School Leonistico and Daniel was the lead guitarist for 3 years. At the 14 years he had live show for the first. At 15 years old Daniel entered to "TierraOfntro", the band of his brother that later will be called SUBURBIA. That same year he played in different places, and became lead guitarist of the band of the Santiago Of Cali University Band.

At 19 Daniel participated in the band "Toke Of Keda" on the Heineken tour of the single "Ando buscando un beso". They playe in Cali, Bogotá, Medellin, Barranquilla, Popayan, Bucaramanga and a concert for RCN Radio and finally in Manizales in the Plaza Of Toros concert with Jorge Gonzales (Vocalist of Los Prisioneros) from Argentina and Vilma Palma Of Chile.

In 2012, at the open-air theater Los Cristales in Cali be the director of the tribute to the Cali Rock Festival Calibre with especial guest Diego Zola (Mr. Fong), Pipe Bravo Of Superlitio, Jorge Fresquet of Kronos and Mauricio Camacho of Toke De Keda.

Daniel is together with SUBURBIA since 2007. He is a very organic guitar player and has a very strong sound that explores different types of music styles: from the seventies to the most contemporary melodies. Besides Kononykheen, Daniel like to work mainly with Fender, G&L and PSR guitars, VOX, Laney, Mesa, Orange and Fender amps. His greatest influences in technical, instrumental and musical development are: David Gilmour, Robert Fripp, Jimi Hendrix, John Petrucci and Chris Shifflet.

Daniel is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model

Vladi Albornoz
Vladi Albornoz

Vladi Albornoz

Vladi Albornoz – guitars in Fraktura band & DoceContraCuatro, Ecuador.

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Vladi was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1985, and currently lives there.

By year 2017 he’ve been a guitarist for about 17 years and have played in several bands as main or guest musician. His experince includes genres such as ska, reggae, progressive rock, experimental, noise, heavy metal, thrash metal, trip-hop, pop, blues, gypsy jazz, Brazilian & Ecuadorian folk music, classic rock and his favorite: psych rock.

Vladi founded and currently playing in Fraktura band (Heavy Rock, Psych Rock & Metal).

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And besides he is a part of acoustic instrumental & experimental rock duo project named “DoceContraCuatro”. This beautiful project combines 12-string guitar with bass guitar and performs several genres from Ecuadorian folk music to progressive rock.

Vladi runs a guitar school named “Play Guitar Studio“ dedicated to adult people who didn’t had the chance to learn music in a formal way and who feels excluded from musical education. Also Vladi runs a blog in Spanish related to “Play Guitar Studio“ activity.

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Vladi have toured/performed in different cities of Ecuador’s, one of the most serious festivals was “Semana del Rock“ (Ecuador’s Rock Week), which takes place annualy and holds from 10 000 to 15 000 metalheads every year. Fraktura band has been invited four times already, and they’re looking for a fifth time on 2017.

Vladi's gear includes semi-acoustic guitar tuned with Seymour Duncan and DiMarzio Pickups, Grover tune machine heads and a custom coil splitting system. Also he owns two strats: Fender for standard blues and Squier for Chicago slide guitar blues in open tuning. Takamine 12-String acoustic-electric for “DoceContraCuatro” project, acoustic-electric Applause by Ovation for gypsy jazz, blues and folk, and a classical local made guitar from Guacan luthier: this one is for Brazilian and Ecuadorian traditional music. Cort modified bass for trip-hop jam sessions.

And of course Kononykheen Breed Four a.k.a. “Mother Russia” as his main rock weapon of choice.

Vladi was influenced by many guitar players, but there are few which may be taken as seminal to his playing style: Gabriele Fiori from Italian psych rock band Black Rainbows, David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Toni Iommi and Ritchie Blackmore from blues oriented rock. Adam Jones, Adrian Belew & Robert Fripp from progressive rock. Dimebag Darrell, Dave Mustaine and Joe Satriani from shredding and playing actually loud. Luis Alberto Spinetta & Pedro Aznar from Argentinian rock. Paúl Segovia from Ecuadorian progressive rock band Sal y Mileto. Tom Jobin & Celso Fonseca from Brazilian music. Django Reinhardt from gypsy jazz.

Most of Vladi's musical education came from the streets, playing near some respected local musicians and trying to learn everything he could from them, and trying to get as much info as possible from books, websites, private teachers and other fellow musicians. Another important part of Vladi's musical journey was when he went to Guitar Craft / Guitar Circle Seminars, 2 in person in Rosario, Argentina, and 4 at a distance. They gave a lot of material to work and helped Vladi to work on his technique as well as an approach to musicianship and personal practice. From this history Vladi had the chance to share some little time with Argentinian guitarist Fernando Kabusacki, a true master, and in a short moment he gave to Vladi the guitar lesson of his life.

Vladi have colaborated or worked with several great musicians:

  • Carlos Larrea – Lead Vocals for Narcosis and Fraktura
  • Edison Saavedra – Drummer in Ritualism and Fraktura
  • Franz Córdova – Bass Player from Misil, Mama Vudu, Fundamental, Mundos and Fraktura
  • Carlos Jacome – Bass Player and producer in DoceContraCuatro, Canal Dub, Fábrica de Viento & Fraktura
  • Fabian Romero – guitar and megatar player from Taluego, Pléroma, NST Quito Ensemble, La Chatarra, amongst several other bands
  • Alex Alvear – singer-songwritter and a household name in Ecuadorian contemporary music for the last half century
  • Amanda Vizén – guitar player, singer & songwriter
  • Tamia Libertad – trumpet player and Amanda Vizén main collaborator
  • Poli Giacometti – guitar player, singer & songwriter
  • Roberto Morales – jazz drummer and UDLA percussion instructor
  • Christian Munive – singer, guitar player, producer and songwriter
  • Rafael Albarrán – solo and session sax player.

Vladi is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model.

 

Michael Wilson
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Michael Wilson

Michael Myking Wilson — solo artist, USA

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Gospel, R&B, blues, rock, reggae, jazz, fusion, soca, bachata, neosoul and the list goes on — that`s what Michael playing. By the time he joined Kononykheen family Michael have been playing guitar for 20 years already. Declaring himself mainly as solo artist, he also get engaged to play with different bands and touring with them. He have experience touring to Florida, Chicago, US Virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Puerto Rico etc., and played with such musicians like Leonardo Richardson, Nikita Christmas, Corey Stoot, Adrian Scott, Malaika Maxwell, Omari Banks, Shawn Wilkinson, Rosanna Castillo, Shawn Jacquet, Percy Rankin, Alicia Liverpool, KU-J and Petra Caramela.

Michael is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Seven model

 

 

Grant Konrad
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Grant Konrad

Grant Konrad – solo artist, Australia

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Grant have a great love for playing guitar. Influenced by Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Paul Kossoff, he like and play a number of different styles. Anything from hard rock to rockabilly and surf/garage punk but my main underpinning influence is blues based.

Grant have experience playing with famous Australian artists, like Jimmy Barnes and Johnny Diesel, and it's him who was lead singer / lead guitarist / songwriter of “The Cloaks” band in 2011.

By the time Grant joined Kononykheen family he've been playing guitar for 30 years already.

Grant is the very first Australian Kononykheen Artist and he is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Five model

Shehzad Bhanji
Shehzad Bhanji

Shehzad Bhanji

Shehzad Bhanji - Solo Artist, Qatar

Shehzad Bhanji is an instrumental rock guitarist whose powerful melodies have touched millions of hearts. He is also a financial marketer established in Doha, Qatar. While the two professions are not readily correlated, they play a vital role in configuring the musician’s life as it is today.

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www.youtube.com/channel/UCDK-Q6nUzVsQmD5FJyEEeHQ

Shehzad, well-established in his career in financial marketing wasn’t yet fulfilled, so he decided to pick up where he left off in his music career. He was compelled by a deep desire to touch the lives of others through his music. The determined musician worked arduously to create his new sound. He allowed himself to draw inspiration from artists like Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, David Gilmour to influence the works he created. His music is unprecedented in that its powerful melodies and the various instruments he uses are vast and wide. Shehzad uses instrumentals that force an emotional connection with its listeners. Every melody, every beautiful texture, every blend of sound narrates a story that takes the listeners on a unique inner journey.

After much development and refurbishing and with much support from his loving wife, Shehzad released his first album, «Never Say Goodbye» in February 2016, and his second «Profound Beginnings» in March 2017, as a solo instrumental guitarist. Since then, the album has received numerous positive reviews. He has been featured in Rolling Stone and other leading magazines and blogs. He enjoys participating in podcast discussions around music marketing in digital age.

He is keen to help upcoming musicians through his experience. Currently, he works with music NGO focused towards providing platform for upcoming musicians to showcase their talent. Shehzad is also part of organizing team for Qatar First National Music Competition.

By the time Shehzad joined Kononykheen family he has experience performing in Qatar, Germany, Pakistan and Australia. He is the first guitairst from Middle East to be endorsed.

Shehzad is the endorser of Kononykheen Breed Seven model

Elias Valencia
Elias Valencia

Elias Valencia

Elias Valencia — Singer-songwriter / Guitar player for Manantial De Fuego, USA

Manantial De Fuego is a 5 member Latin Alternative Rock band from Hesperia, California

Elias: Guitar / Vocals

Marty: Trumpet / Sax

Martin: Guitar

Daniel: Bass

Miguel: Drums

https://www.youtube.com/user/ManantialDeFuego

https://www.facebook.com/manantialdefuego/

https://itun.es/us/C-tYz

They have shared stage with bands like Molotov, Panteon Rococo, Maldita Vecindad, El Gran Silencio, Inspector, Celso Piña, Ozomatli, La Santa Cecilia and many others. Have experience of performing on such stages like House of Blues Sunset, Observatory OC, Staples Center Tailgate, The Airliner, Los Globos, Xalos OC and many more.

Watch their beautiful videos: Castígame, Te Recuerdo, Morir por tus Besos, Layla  

You can easily find their music on Spotify, Deezer and Pandora 

Elias is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Six model

Morgan Walper
Morgan Walper

Morgan Walper

Morgan Walper - guitar/vocals in Nuclear Feedback band, Canada

http://nuclearfeedback6.wixsite.com/nuclearfeedback

https://www.facebook.com/NuclearFeedback

https://www.youtube.com/channel/nuclearfeedback

https://www.instagram.com/nuclearfeedback6

https://www.instagram.com/morganwalper

Morgan was born in Saint Pauls hospital, Saskatoon, Canada, on July 9 at 2:18 AM, and started playing guitar in June 2009, when he was 13. In high school he started a band called Mansion of Madness. Nowadays Morgan is a frontman of Nuclear Feedback, which is touring mainly to Central and Western Canada.

Morgan is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, including guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and the violin. His manner is to take various metal styles and splice it with elements of blues, jazz and classical music. He considers the most insfluental musicians for his style are Chris Adler and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, James Hetfield of Metallica, Beethoven, Louis Jordan, Randy Rhoads, Tool, Asking Alexandria.

Morgan likes checking out different guitar stores to sample the tones and sounds acheived by various brands and models of guitars. Besides Kononykheen, he also adores Ibanez RG-series, Paul Reed Smith and some others.

Morgan is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model.

Koji Fujiwara
Koji Fujiwara

Koji Fujiwara

Koji Fujiwara - guitar in Astlite band, Japan

www.astlite.com

Koji was born on Oct. 19, 1984, and now he have been playing guitar for 20 years already. Ifluenced by styles of John Frusciante, John Petrucci, Steve Lukather, Andy Timmons, Rotchie Kotzen, Mike Einziger, Siam Shade, Luna Sea, he plays an genre. Koji has experience of playing in many bands, but now he is a part of Astlite band. Koji's touring locations include Tokyo, Osaka, Kanagawa and Taiwan.

Played with Paul Gilbert. Koji Fujiwara is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model

Sal Moretta
Sal Moretta

Sal Moretta

Sal Moretta — guitars in Skonnie, USA

Sal Moretta began his musical journey on the keyboards when he was 11, performing in school shows and for friends. By the time he was 12, a good friend encouraged him to try guitar. Sal found his vocation as a guitarist and never looked back. He was spending considerable time each day focusing on truly becoming proficient in every aspect of classical, acoustic, and especially electric guitar. Soon he was immersed in the music of Malmsteen, spending hours mastering Malmsteen’s neoclassical style and legendary solos. He has also been influenced by other great guitar players: Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and John Petrucci are among them. In his teens, Sal began to develop his own style, and now Sal Moretta’s unmistakable solos, melodies, and recognizable sound gives Skonnie Music its musical personality.

Sal has experience in touring to England, USA, Czech Republic, Italy and sharing stage with bands like Obituary, DGM, Saurom and Hatebreed.

www.skonniemusic.com

www.youtube.com/c/skonniemusicofficial

www.facebook.com/skonniemusic

www.instagram.com/skonniemusicofficial

www.twitter.com/skonniemusic

Skonnie is made up of guitarist/composer Sal Moretta, and vocals/lyricist/flutist Connie (Coco) Yerbic. The name Skonnie (Sal and Connie) is symbolic of two different musical minds, joined together in complete harmony through their love of music, life, and everything positive. Skonnie’s belief is that there is far more in the world that unites us, rather than divides us. They are also use their creations with the knowledge that music can have a profound impact on the neurologically challenged, including stroke victims, Muscular Dystrophy, and other disorders, and Skonnie will strive always to be leaders in the music industry demonstrating the role of music in holistic medicine.

Sal is endorser of Kononykheen Breed Four model

 

 

Cenk Taner
Cenk Taner

Cenk Taner

Cenk Taner — vocals/guitar in Kesmeşeker band, Turkey. 

http://kesmeseker.org

Cenk is he most experienced musician and the live legend of rock music in Turkey. Released 8 albums, including two solo works: his first solo album, Permission Vermade Solitude, was released in 2001 and his second solo album, Outgoing Songs, was released in 2013. Under the leadership of Cenk Taner, the Kesmeşeker group released their debut album Dipten and Derinden in 1991. Cenk Taner, who is an important contributor in the history and development of Turkish rock music, still continues his musical life.

Kesmeşeker («Sugarcube») is a Turkish rock band, founded around 1990 by Cenk Taner (vocals, guitar), Belen Ünal (guitar), Tayfun Çağlar (vocals, bass), and Melih Rona (drums). After 20 years and eight recorded albums, only Cenk Taner of the founding members still continues to perform with the band. Apart from a few songs, the lyrics and music belong to Cenk Taner in all the songs.

Cenk Taner is featured artist of Kononykheen Breed Three model

Juan Meier
Juan Meier

Juan Meier

Juan Meier — solo artist, Argentina. 

One of the most notable guitar player, guitar teacher and opinion-maker in Argentina. He is paying guitar when he was 13, and started to touring from 17. Juan is also have experience of being endorser of Guild guitars, Reverend guitars, Stromberg guitars, Line 6 amps, KLD amps and many more.

Juan Meier is featured artist of Kononykheen Breed Three model

 

Suwat Kruekhuenpet
Suwat Kruekhuenpet

Suwat Kruekhuenpet

Suwat Bluesman - solo artist, Thailand

Living in Bangkok, Thailand, Suwat has a juicy blues/country playing style, which is recognizable from the very first notes. Working as a session guitarist, he also gives guitar classes. Besides offline lessons, he is also well-known for his online gutiar courses. Check his guitar school here:

http://guitar333.makewebeasy.com/

Hidayet Can Özcan
Hidayet Can Özcan

Hidayet Can Özcan

Hidayet Can Özcan — vocals/guitar in 80 Kalibre, Turkey. 

https://www.facebook.com/80Kalibre

Hidayet began his musical career with his piano in the 90's. In the following years he began to concentrate on acoustic and electric guitars, and he started his first serious works as a leading guitarist between 1999 and 2000. He made his debut with Thrash. Soon after they began their work, they disintegrated for the sake of disagreement. Between the years 2000-2006, he became the leading guitarist in many groups with the breakup of his band. In the end of 2006 he decided to go to his own vocals and set up groups with the team he found from his own surroundings. In 2007 established 80 Kalibre band. 2008: Hidayet Can Özcan released his first album. After the success of this album, he took over Studio Azazel in 2009 and opened a studio where he can continue working with 80 Kalibre. At the beginning of 2011, he signed an album contract with 80 Kalibre in agreement with 2MT Productions. Other 80 Kalibre guitarist, Selim Işık, released his solo album in February of 2016. Hidayet established Metropolist Music, a new studio, after separating the roads of 80 Kalibre and 2MT productions.

Hidayet Can Özcan is featured artist of Kononykheen Breed Three model

Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez — solo artist, El Salvador.

Luis is Christ follower, session/live guitarist and guitar teacher. One of the most notable guitar players in El Salvador and a true beleiver.

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