Bass Guitar, MIDI Pedals & Synthesizers
Gino has been playing bass guitar for over twenty-five years, including stints in the ubiquitous cover and jam bands of the Boston area, and is entirely self taught. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who have switched from electric guitar, he chose the bass because of its timbre and the challenge of exploring the instrument's built-in dichotomy of melody and rhythm.
Influences: He considers Geddy Lee, Jonas Hellborg, and Anthony Jackson as his "major triad", adding Ralphe Armstrong, Jeff Berlin, Mark Egan, Stuart Hamm, and Jaco Pastorius as some of his secondary influences.
Diversions: Founder/President of Net Dot Music
Bass Guitars: Various... the Steinberger XQ4 pictured was the only one used for both Electrum releases.
Guitars & Synthesizers
Dave played guitars for close to thirty years, including several classic rock bands in high school. While studying music and audio engineering at UNC, he played in academic jazz ensembles and in a progressive rock cover band.
Influences: Änglagård, Beethoven, Miles Davis, Debussy, The Dregs, Dvorak, Echolyn, Genesis, Allen Holdsworth, Kansas, Mike Keneally, King Crimson, Marillion, Steve Morse, Mike Oldfield, Charlie Parker, Rush, John Scofield, Stravinsky, Sting, and Yes.
Diversions: Astronomy, baseball, coffee, cooking, hockey, MST3K, Public Radio, and various reading.
Guitars: Neil Bryan Custom Guitars NBC-P, NBC-S, NBC-T, Taylor Big Baby Acoustic.
Drums & Percussion
Joe played drums for more than twenty-five years, including a couple of years with "The Project", as well as a brief stint with "Six Degrees". He was also an audio engineer, on a part-time basis, at various venues throughout New England.
Influences: Änglagård, Aragon, Camel, Clannad, Dream Theater, Egdon Heath, Everon, IQ, Jadis, Landmarq, Magellan, Mannheim Steamroller, Marillion, Rush, Saga, and Yes. For drumming inspiration: Neil Peart, Bill Bruford, Terry Bozzio, Mike Mangini, Mattias Olssen, and Dave Weckl.
Diversions: In his spare time, he is a chess-player, movie-watcher, robot-designer, and a private pilot.
Drums: Drum Workshop drums, Premier & Ludwig snare drums, Zildjian & Sabian cymbals.