about this site...
This site is going away. The information here is outdated; I refer you to Spelbronze Dragon Music and Design for information about website development and print design, and to AmadoMusic.com for information about Amado's music. A rants link here used to have letters, articles and essays that may have been of interest; I'll duplicate them at AmadoMusic.com or SpelbronzeDragon.com as appropriate. Soon, customers of Spelbronze Dragon Music and Design wil be able to visit here and see a login screen where they can access their hosting control panel and their email. For now, I'll leave the following 12-year-old content up, just for historical/hysterical reasons.
about the artist...
It was 80s progressive rock that really got me started. Progressive bands weren't quite themselves in the 1980s. Yes reinvented itself for 90125, Rush opened a chapter on synthesizers in their music, Genesis was mid-swing from heavy prog to light pop. The P in ELP stood for Powell, and Asia sprang up out of nowhere. Well, I didn't know any different, and I loved it all. I started writing and recording around 1987.
In the early 90s, about the time that hair metal was replaced by grunge, I started toward my Music degree at University of Maryland at College Park. As my knowledge of the language of music increased I started injecting more complex harmonic and formal structures in my writing.
While at UMCP, I finally learned about the world of Jazz. When the swing craze started in the mid 90s I had a solid repertoire of old school standards, and experience performing them.
Since then I've been performing in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Central Florida. Until recently I've sought venues where the jazz was electric, funked up, and bluesy. But with the completion of my first studio album, Wanderlust, my rock and progressive influences were finding their way back into my live performance. Until...
current project is playing and singing in Upbeat, a high-energy band started in 2005. All sorts of good things are happening there, so be sure to visit the site and see what it's all about.
Playing with the Syndicators and Upbeat has delayed work on my second studio album, an EP of five songs from my existing material. So I'll keep you updated on future plans for releases, and in the meanwhile, enjoy your stay here and check out the songs. Hope to see you next time you're in