I am Sven Slider, my band name is The Sunsetdawn, my band represents a horse, in which I ride on. My fans are also my Sunsetdawn, the are the best ride a musician can get :)
The name Sven Slider came from my friend and I talking about making a hardcore rap band but with me driving the music for it, and we needed a stage name, he said something swedish, and came up with Sven, I wanted to pair it with something to deal with the guitar, and came up with sliding. As for Sunsetdawn, that just came out of the blue one day and fit well with Sven Slider. Also named my 1st and best warcraft character after it, and played with that name for about 7 years.
My music influences have help create a sound that I have, and still strive to find. Nirvana, simplicity at its finest, songs were not complicated and people could learn off it it easy. Guns N Roses, could be the best band ever to play together, riffs that stand out, singer with both high and low vocal range, and songs that have and will stand the test of time, but what else is their, many more bands have helped me create how I play, 70s and 90s rock are both big with me. The blues players of the 70s like Jimmy Page, and many great guitarist that came out of that era, as well as songs that do stand the test of time. 90s Alternative, I have avoided calling myself that for a reason, but Alt Rock of the early 90s brought me into the music, bands like Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Collective Soul and Blind Melon to name a few, all wrote great songs, and most were inspired by the 70s blues rock guitar riffs we so love to play. I have been a solo artist for many years, few bands, but mostly just me, I would like a band like G'n'R or Zepplin that have everyone putting in quality ideas, but as I've been a solo artist, I look towards people like Hendrix, both lead singer and lead guitar player, yet his band backed him up %100 and were very talented themselves. What makes Sven Slider music......stables of greatness that have laid before me and the public. Good music is not only heard but it is felt too.
All songs written, recorded, performed, produced and engineered by Sven Slider. Unless otherwise noted All original Sven Slider songs are covered under SOCAN.
All my life I've been playing music, started in grade 4 in public school with recorders and was in music class all the way through high school. I have been writing my own music for almost 20 years now. In 2001 I took Audio Engineering at Trebas in Toronto, figured if I didn't have anyone to back me in making a record then I could just make it myself, which leads me to the process here on reverbnation. Now I have some good demoing gear, and places like reverbnation allow me to showcase my music to the masses (this site has been the best for it) Now I am (shopping demos of sorts), but will put together a well done hard rock cd within the next 2 year. Writing songs is what I'm best at, I am very creative on the guitar and never seem to run out of ideas for riffs. I learned one thing though in college, is that the entertainment industry is not what you know, its who you know, unfortunately I do not know anyone that can personally help me in my goals, again ty reverbnation for giving a place for artist like myself to get out their and known. It is my goal to be a rock star, but if I never make it as one, my songs will still be written and I will continue to still play guitar. I do not make any difference between a song, some random person wrote or a song released by the record company outside of the merit of the song itself (a good song is a good song no mater what)
My music is what keeps everything in check, some memories, some stories, some just for the sake of writing something that sounds good. I have always wanted to write something that I would like to personally hear, if I liked it maybe others would and I would never want my songs to come off as unattachable. Nirvana and GNR are my 2 major influences, but you could through in their 70's classic southern and acid rock. 90's grunge is big with me as it was the time I started to learn guitar and music was a major part of my teens, as it is with most of us. If you can feel it, then its good, that is the only thing I look for in any genre of music. I saw an amazing performance by lady gaga, I'm not buying her cd, but now can respect what she does as an art form. Anyways, music is from me and for all. Hope you all enjoy it :)
Check out www.showcaseyourmusic.com/svenslider for another site. This one seems better but that is already up and running fully as much as I can.