Roman Singleton - Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Amsterdam, NY, March 28th

Influences: Dave Gilmore, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Alex Skolnick, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Dimebag Darrell, Joe Perry, Paul Gilbert, any great two guitar team-(Jabs/Schenker), (Tipton/Downing), (Perry/Whitford), (Young/Young), (Smith/Murray).

- Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
- ADA Pre-Amp Systems

- Mesa Boogie Rectifier Cabs.
- Marshall 1960 Vintage

- 4 Ibanez RG 570
 Iíve also had many gtrs (Jacksons, Charvel, Hamer, etc.)

- Boss Pedals-Delay, Flange
- Dunlap Cry Baby 535 Q Wah-Wah

- DíAddario 9 Gauge
- Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9 Gauge

- Dunlap Jazz 3 - theyíre small and pointy-for precision!

First Records Ever Owned: 
- Van Halen I
- Pink Floyd-The Wall

First Concert: 
- Iron Maiden /  Yngwie Malmsteen 
(I was playing guitar for about a year now-needless to say I never saw anything like this before!!).

Best Live Bands or Most Enjoyed Concerts Iíve Seen: 
- Dream Theater (any show!)
- Aerosmith (Permanent Vacation Tour í87)
- Def Leppard / Tesla (Tour í87)
- Pantera (í95)
- Metallica (Tour í92)
- Scorpions

Bands or Players I Wish Iíve Seen: 
- Ozzy with Randy Rhoads
- Led Zeppelin
- Pink Floyd (Waters/Gilmour)
- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Hendrix

Defining Musical Moments (Early On): 
Hearing "Eruption" for the first time-I will never forget that, hearing The Diary of a Madman Album (wow!), any Gilmour solo (so much feeling!!), hearing Randy Rhoads for the first time (Mr. Crowley).

Favorite Albums:
- Diary of a Madman - Ozzy
- VH I /  VH II /  Fair Warning - Van Halen
- Toys in the Attic / Rocks - Aerosmith 
- IV / Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
- Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani 
- Images and Words - Dream Theater
- Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
- Back in Black (AC/DC) 
- Eat 'Em and Smile - David Lee Roth 
- Politics of Ecstasy - Nevermore
- Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche

Why I Started Playing: 
One day in 9th grade my friends and I decided in gym class we were gonna start a band. I worshipped Jimmy Page, so I begged to be the guitarist. None of us knew how to play a note or had any equipment!! Needless to say I didnít leave my bedroom for the next 4 years-my family thought I was insane! (I donít recommend this).

Favorite Enertia Shows: 
- Chicago Powerfest 2000
- Ultrasound 2000-Las Vegas
- Any CD release show weíve done.

Previous Bands: 
- 1985-1992-various cover bands w/ some original material-made money!!

- 1993-1995-Minddrive-Upstate NY metal-made 2 demoís

- 1996 through present-Enertia-this is it, baby, Ainít topping this one!!

Side Projects: 
 - The Roman Singleton Project-Instrumental guitar rock-oriented w/ Joe and Jeff (kept it in the family-I play best with these guys-thanx for the input and creativity fellas!). CD due soon!!

- UhÖ..Video Games (PS1/PS2, N64, DC, GC). Favorite games: Madden Football,
 NHL (EA), Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasyís, Resident Evil.

- Playing music, itís more than a hobby to me, but itís pretty much all I do!

What Makes a Great Guitar Solo: 
Any lead you can humÖ..a great solo should have feeling and technique, be played with conviction, and come from the heart!! It should be a piece of music "in the music". It should climax, say something and connect with the listener, and help take the song somewhere else.

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November 1, 200