Silent Wings Band


meet the band members - Alex

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Name: Alexander von Uchtrup

Hometown: Oer-Erkenschwick

Birthday: January 20th

Instrument: Bass-Guitar

Musical Background: Sounds odd but it's true: The church brought me to play an instrument. I was about 12 or 13 and we were sailing with our confirmation-group and there he was: the guy who inspired me to play the guitar. He played like a god and I wanted to do it as well! So my parents bought me an acoustic guitar and everything started: all the pain in my fingers and some frustration but a lot of fun and my spirit for music.
After having played the guitar for a few years I started playing the drums, the keys and... of course...the bass-guitar as well and then my main focus went to the bass-guitar.

Bands I play in or have played in: NightLords (Nobody knew us and that's good ;-) )

Favorite Music: I listen to a lot of kinds of music, like rock, different kinds of metal, but I also like some music with some bass ;-) Seriously, I listen to nearly everything when it is well composed but my 'favorite music' is melodic metal

Influences: I am influenced by a lot of musicians and bands, some are Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Hypocrisy, Insomnium, Equilibrium, etc.

Things I love to love: except of music? Ice-cream, dogs and of course... salad! :)

Things I love to hate: Hate...

Books: Lord Of The Rings, Enwor and some philosophical works

Movies: You Don't Mess with the Zohan ;-)

Gear: Bass-Guitars: Cort and ESP
Amp.: Line 6
and some cables :-)