Roy Estel Hughes 5


Austin USA   Jan 2007  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Radiohead, Beatles, John Lennon, ELP, E.S.T., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rattletree Marimba, Metric, Daft Punk, The Doors, Wendy Carlos, Keith Jarrett, Steve Winwood, Bjork, Shannon Wright, Tom Waits, Mono, Peter Gabriel, Oceansize, Rachmanninoff, Debussy, Beethoven, Bach, etc

This is my 11th year doing FAWM. I look forward to this every year, in so many ways! I have made lifelong friends here, written countless songs (well, ok, i could count them, I just haven't yet...), collaborated with amazing people (and a cat!) all over the world, and been encouraged, inspired, astounded, confounded, and amazed by the variety and creativity I have found on this site.

Thank you again and again, Burr Settles, for getting this thing off the ground and keeping it going for these many years!

I've got some gigs and projects coming up this month that may slow me down a bit, I've been experimenting with all manner of styles of music, and I have an alter-ego in @nictesla where I will also be posting my more "electronic" side of my output, as I have done for the past few years.

I really look forward to what everyone comes up with this year.

This year, I will be working on a project based on the book "1984", where some of the tracks will probably reside in this FAWM account, and others will exist in my @nictesla account, based on how ambient/electronic they are. Hope you stop by and take a listen if you get the time!

To any newbies out there... don't sweat trying to make 14 songs (though it's fun to try!), just do whatever you can do... there is much love and encouragement in this community; all levels of skill are welcome and encouraged here. We look forward to discovering and hearing your songs!!

Peace, all!


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  • @pipewrench67 2 days

    Thanks for the comment on "What We Are"
    Jeff Lynne and Brian Wilson were certainly influenced by Phil Spector So it's cool that there is some similarity there. I know he produced Girl Groups , Beatles, Ex-Beatles, and 60's RnB, not sure if he did any Doo-wop ( which I wouldn't try, don't have the chops)

  • @mantra  5 days

    Maow aow eow. Eew aow meow. Mrrr aow. 🐾
    [Mantra thanks you for your comments. He's very happy to meet you. Yes, @mojo taught him a few things, but it took him some time to remember the musical teaching he received, as he was busy with exploring the world. He loves food and is as mischievous as a fat scaredy-cat can be.]

  • @itoarazi 6 days

    Thanks for the advice! I softened the bass a little bit and reuploaded it! I shall check out some of your stuff in a bit.

  • @chucknamaste 1 week

    Hey Roy! I'm glad that you dug my tune "Man I Ought To Be"- It really means a lot! 😀

  • @frozenlonesome 2 weeks

    Thanks for the listen on "Shoot To Kill". Glad you liked it and I appreciate your taking time to post your comment.

  • @sentense 2 weeks

    YAY Roy, looking sooo forward to your songs 😀

  • @caterwauler 2 weeks

    Thanks for your comment, Roy. Always glad to see you around.
    Looking forward to whatever you'll be cooking for us this year. I'll check Mr Tesla's page, for sure.

  • @pipewrench67 2 weeks

    Alright, lets, Go!

  • @axl  3 weeks

    Great to see you're back, Roy!

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Hey Roy! I'm so glad to be back, and I'm glad to see that you're still here, too! Double plus for me!!

  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018!

  • @seanbrennan  5 weeks

    Happy FAWM, Roy!