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Former touring bassist for Future Leaders of the World. Guitarist and programmer for the Springfield, Missouri local favorites and regional rock band Formant
Erik McGreevy’s ear for sound, trained during 14 years of composing and playing six-string and bass guitar for bands such as Future leaders of the World, Soulidium, Formant, The Horizon Is After Us, Poor Man’s Vision and Hindrance, has developed a style of playing that merges ambient sound with elements of rock and metal. The results are both acclaimed and influential. McGreevy was a recent finalist for Southwest Missouri’s best guitarist as voted by the readers of a local entertainment magazine. His peers have taken notice, too; McGreevy is often approached with stories of how his playing has influenced their work. At the same time, he has played and opened for nationally touring acts such as Sevendust, Otep, Spineshank, Skrape, Ill Nino and more. He has also caught the attention of Future Leaders of the World, having been named as their bassist for the band’s upcoming summer tour behind its new album, "Reveal".
Studying sound took McGreevy into the studio to refine his ear while playing, bringing him under the tutelage of Future Leaders of the World singer Phil Taylor as Taylor recorded and produced up-and-coming acts. He has also written songs and done music sampling work for musicians such as Mike Reid and Doug Broadway. Along the way, McGreevy has become proficient in the use of such programs as Adobe Audition, Pro Tools LE and HD, Fruity Loops, Cubase SX, Ableton Live and Sony Vegas.
McGreevy's attention to sound took him on tour as a guitar and microphone tech with rock bands such as Machina, giving him the chance to work with artists Phil Taylor and former Evanescence guitarist John LeCompt. His experience has taught him about recording techniques, professional live performances, and tuned his ear in ways that would otherwise be almost impossible.
By: Chris Derosier @ TagSGF.com