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Guitarist Rob Hunt is a multi-instrumentalist Recording Artist. I mix and decorate multi-track recordings of guitar based music i create in spare time some of which i share online, currently working under the Pseudonym of 'the melody glow'

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As a composer I play Guitar, bass, Sing and write, produce music. My music draws inspiration from a broad range of styles. i enjoy finding interesting sounds with guitar fx pedals to use in tracks.

Main Influences on the melody glow

So i was thinking about a few artists i like, from different genres:

Shoegaze/Indie/experimental rock:
Verve, Black Submarine, my bloody valentine, Cocteau Twins, Catherine wheel, Stare, Darkstar, exit calm, Revolver, Deep Cut, Flyying Colours, Ringo Deathstar, midlake, Tame Impala, yuck, Swervedriver, sugar, pj harvey, belly, mazzy star, teenage fanclub, Curve, Ride, Autour De Lucie, The Autumns, boards of canada, Ulrich Schnauss, amorphous androgynous, spirit of eden era talk talk, Mogwai, longview, spiritualiized, massive attack, Interpol, Radiohead, Unbelievable truth (Andy Yourke),Sigor Ros.

Britpop/Indie Rock:
The Smiths, U2, Stone Roses, The La's, The Verve, Oasis, Kula Shaker, The Jeevas, the Bluetones, Seahorses, Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Supergrass, the 22-20's, Gaz Coombes, Hotrats, Beck, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Ash, Manic street preachers, Placebo, My Vitriol, early muse, Doves, the music, Gomez, Hal, Delays, the open, Captain, Bloc Party, Cord, Charlotte Hatherley (Ash/Silvertounge), Lady Hawke, Richard Hawley, Scott Mathews, Richard Ashcroft, Noel Galagher, The Real People, Beady Eye, Ian Brown, Robbie Williams, Sex Pistols, Blur, Graham Coxon, Suede, James, theaudience, Catatonia, garbage, The Cardigans, Ace Of Base, No Doubt, the new radicals, The Connells, Travis, The Thrills, starsailor, electric soft parade

Alternative Rock:
Weezer, Deftones, Jeff Buckley, rhcp, Incubus, Soundgarden, Nirvana, foo fighters, smashing pumpkins, team sleep, Idiot Pilot, Glassjaw, Sleater Kinney, Paramore, the mars volta, Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams cardinals, Sheryl Crow.

Psychedelic & Progressive, Krautrock:
The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, pet sounds era beach boys, small faces, David Gilmour, Khan, Steve Hillage, Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Can, Quick Silver Messenger Service, Love, Focus, Iron Butterfly, Frank Zappa, Spinal Tap, Jethro Tull, John Martyn, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, neil young, james taylor, Wajahat Khan(Indian raga sarod/sitar type spiriual relaxing eastern flavour music.

Miles Davis, Return To Forever, Brand X, rick wakeman, U.K., Chris Squire, Jaco, Steeley Dan, Herbie Hancock, Funkadelic, Chic, Dr. Dre, Simply Red, Jamiroquai, Morcheeba, Zero 7, Air,
Blues: SRV, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter,john mayer.
I also like classic album art works by the like of Brian Canon (Verve, Oasis), Rodger Dean (Yes), and Storm Thorgeson (Pink Floyd, Catherine wheel) Dave Gibbons (Kula Shaker)

Favorite Labels: (Allan McGee's) Creation Records, (Virgin Subsidiary) Hut, Club AC30, (Cocteau twins) Bella Union, Rough Trade,

General Interests:
records, making Music, Guitar, country walks, Films, Cooking, wine, ghost stories, history, comedy.

I like atmospheric chillers and desert road trip type films. trying to keep a list of some memorable one Ive viewed:

Fragile, Wind Chill, Donnie Darko, Buffalo '66, Night Train, enter nowhere, the inn keepers, Joy Ride (aka.'Roadkill'), Dual, Lost(stars: dean cain) Black Cadilac, Red Rock West, Breakdown, The Vanishing, in bruges, Half Light, Haunted, Gingersnaps, The Fog, Urban Ghost Story, Room 1408, hitchcock's-Rear Window, North By Northwest, the Wickerman, the others, what lies beneath, stir of echoes, the sixth sense, from Dusk til dawn, Wrong Turn, Creep, Triangle (2009), X files, The Visitor, broken flowers, Old Joy, side ways, The Nephew, Road To Perdition, Southland tales, a life less ordinary, the birthday girl, eyes wide shut, 9 songs, straightheads, I Want You,Inside Man, Point Break, the big easy, american beauty, Fried Green Tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe' The Taxi Driver, Rocky, Ghostbusters, Jaws, beowulf, the time machine, Back to future, the Terminator, Deliverence, The River Wild, gravity, prometheus Predator, Alien vs predator, hanna, 24 hour party people, Crossroads (1986), The Doors, the rutlesHoneydripper, dumb & dumber, kevin & perry, American Pie, Roadtrip, euro trip, interstate 60, Accepted, Harold & Kumar, Black Knight, The Banger Sisters, the parole officer, Alpha Papa.

Later with Jools Holand, I'm Allan Partridge!, Saxondale, Only Fools & Horses, Richard Felix Ghost Tours, Most Haunted, Great British Ghosts, Top Gear, Come Dine with me, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Shipwrecked, Friends, The Jonathon Ross show.

Nick Mccabe, Crispian Mills, Noel Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft

I found this ethos quote etched in to runout area of vinyl on independant top 20 1992 compilation "the strength of the indie is here to stay, we've got the best music we wont go away...Majors try to feed us glossed over Muzak, get that rubish of the radio, here comes another indie track"


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