- Thomas Taylor
On June 13, 2006, i received my first guitar. My father bought it for me at a little music shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I received rock guitar lessons for a year and I received classical guitar training for a year.
Meanwhile, during my intense guitar practicing & composing habits of at least 4-5 hours a day and the occasional 8 hours a day; I study anything from the smooth jazz of Dave Brubeck & John Coltrane to the dirty gritty in your face blues of Buddy Guy, SRV, Eric Clapton, and countless others.
I continue to study sound engineering and everything related to the recording studio environment. I love test driving new mixers, patch bay inserts, microphones, and etc to develop new ideas, record new things, and accomplish new sounds.
Back at home, i like to dissect and modify my guitars with stop switches, new/different pickups, internal pre-amps, and all kinds of nifty things to develop different sounds and tones. Meanwhile, i am building my own tube amplifier head and stereo 2x10 cabinet. I’m also building and experimenting with my very own pedals. Hopefully i don’t blow my amp heads... *cough* *cough* 70‘s talk boxes...
- Joel Taylor
A year after Thomas received his first guitar, I received my first bass. At first, I was not anticipating the joy that playing bass with Thomas would become or the fulfillment that playing the instrument would bring me over time. Though I have been self taught for the most part, I took half a year of lessons. Those lessons introduced me to the fretless bass guitar. By learning to play the fretless bass, I have brought a new and different sound to Siyeric’s rhythm section that I now feel was missing previously and that I am glad to have integrated into Siyeric’s unique sound.
While most musicians prefer to be by themselves while they write music, I revel in spending time collaborating and working with Thomas when new compositions come to mind. I find it very interesting that while my brother and I are very different in our characters, our interests, and our influences, we are still able to come together to create a coherent mesh of sounds and interplaying emotions that don’t clash in our music. I will continue to be Thomas’s right hand man as we develop through time and I hope that our fans and listeners will be able to experience our journey through our music in the same fashion that we are.