For this issue of Guitarist Profile, we talk to Kyle.
Name: Kyle Drakard
Occupation: I finished school and I’m a full time musician.
Twitter username: Kyle Drakard
All-time favourite band?
Liquid Tension Experiment
Current favourite song?
Current most-hated song:
Justin Bieber – Baby
Which band/artist/concert/festival would you most want to watch live?
Liquid Tension Experiment if they reunite.If not, Transatlantic.
Is there an artist you look up to?
John Petrucci. In my opinion, he is the best guitarist in the world of progressive rock. Also, his solos are never the same and he always finds new ways to improvise solos.
When did you first participate in Strummin’?
I joined last year for Strummin’ Chroma X so that was my favourite one so far!
How did you get to know about Strummin’?
Through my sister’s friend who was also participating in Strummin’. I got to know more about it and got very interested. I don’t regret it one bit!
What would you tell people who are interested in taking part in Strummin’ this year?
Listen up! I am so sure that you will not regret joining because whether you are a beginner or an expert, you’re going to learn more than you’d expect. You grow not only music wise but in other things, such as discipline in music. If you’re interested you’ll be joining a lovely family – that’s what we are a family!
When did you first start learning guitar?
I started playing the guitar when I was 10 years old.
Are you involved in any other music-related projects?
Yes I am in few bands. I’ll soon be working on a new project (my dream project) but I can’t really say much more about it for now hehe. Until then, I play at Fat Harry’s (Bugibba) with my band every Friday.
Do you play electric or bass guitar?
I play electric guitar
What amps/pedals do you own?
I have a Peavey Vypyr which is a modelling amp. I also have a TC Electronic Nova System Ernie ball wah and an Ernie ball volume pedal (VP JR). My definite favourite is the Peavey Vypyr .
We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview! Catch us again for more next time 🙂