American Idol finalist Alexis Lopez and Andreas Farmakalidis, with his educated know-how (Berklee College of Music and others) and major-act touring/recording experience, held a unique voice and bass performance at the Floyd Rose/Brubaker Booth the weekend of NAMM 2013. Performing pop tunes as well as originals that were organically arranged for the sole inclusion of just bass and voice by this duo. This collaboration was definitely outside the norm; with only two people, two loop pedals, on the spot stacked bass grooves and live vocals resulted into a captivating improvisation. This small-turned big booth performance was also a draw for other musicians to not only watch but to join-in as well.
Alexis Lopez, at 17 years old, was a finalist as well as a wild card competitor in the first season of the renowned show American Idol of FOX broadcasting Company in the United States. Since then, Alexis toured with several major acts at well-known venues such us the MGM Grand, Universal Amphitheater, Gibson Theater among many others across the US and Canada. Despite performing, Alexis is also a prominent vocal producer, vocal coach and songwriter. She has already written songs for several artists and charity groups as well as her own material, which will be included in her upcoming album.
Andreas Farmakalidis is a professional performing musician, published musical author as well as educator with national as well as international touring experience. He is primarily known as an electric bass player. He was fortunate enough to record and/or perform with notable musicians such as Grammy award winning guitar player Marty Friedman Megadeth, Ayaka Hirahara, Aika, NeilaProductions, American Idol as well as Greek Idol and X-Factor artists among many others.
Floyd Rose has been the industry standard for Tremolo systems on electric guitars for 33 years. In 1977, Floyd Rose began his career as a revolutionary innovator. Floyd’s locking tremolo changed the electric guitar forever and even impacted rock history itself. By 2011, thirty-four years later, products by Floyd Rose have evolved to become industry standards. Floyd Rose tremolos are found everywhere in the world and offered by virtually every guitar company on the planet.
Brubaker Basses: From its official start in the early 90’s, Brubakers’ primary goals was to ?create an alliance with top dealers and build artist relations with ?top national players and working musicians alike. ??Now in 2012, Brubaker Guitars continues to ramp up the stakes in its’ instrument production efforts to create some of the finest handmade instruments available. Brubaker basses and guitars have found themselves in just about every facet of today’s music. ??Players from all walks of the music industry have discovered that the rich, versatile tones of Brubaker Guitars and Basses were just the sound they’ve been searching for to convey their musical voices ?to the world!
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