Lovely Day For A Guinness, Indeed!

Bonjour mon ami!

The weather here in London Ontario has been absolutely fantastic lately. For the usual individual that would mean lots of time spent outside in the sun or going on road trips to the beach, but for the likes of the Longe family that means extra hours spent indoors hiding from the sun in air conditioned studios writing high energy metal riffs.

This new song I’m sharing with you was written and recorded by my brother, Troy Longe, and I couldn’t be more proud. What I love most about the music my brother writes is his ability to balance technicality and fun. I find that the majority of advanced guitar players are drawn into complexity with odd time signatures and intricate patterns that, more often then not, take away from the fun of just being able to head bang and throw up some horns \m/.

With driving drums, fast riffing, a delicious solo, a breakdown that will undoubtedly make you move your body in some way… I present to you “Lovely Day For A Guinness”.

-Nich

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Strong Enough For Love

Here’s a song I got hired to record at Fanshawe College. When I got into the studio late that night I had no idea what the song was or even sounded like. I was then tasked with learning and writing all the drum parts in under half an hour. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! I could feel the constant 16th in every riff of the song, so I really wanted to bring that out in my playing. I also wanted to add a nice bounce to it, that’s where I came up with using the double snare hits on beats 2&3 as a reoccurring theme. You’ll notice it changes with every movement of the song but there’s always a fast bouncy feel present. So give the song a listen through and pay close attention to the fun fills and bouncing. 😉 Enjoy!

Love,

-Nich