Roy Estel Hughes 21


78745 US   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 12th year doing FAWM. I look forward to this every year.

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

UPDATE 03-03-2019:
Unfortunately, my FAWM this year was cut short by the sudden death of my brother-in-law and then a few days later his son was shot to death. Then my brother-in-laws father had to be hospitalized for a serious condition as well. I just returned from visiting my sister, my nephew's wife, and other family members. We are slowly piecing ourselves back together, but it will be a long road. The very moments I found out about the deaths, I immediately went to the piano or electric piano. That's the only way I can sanely process things sometimes. So I have posted those tracks, in whatever form they came out; they represent my mind and spirit at that moment. I am grateful I have music for an outlet of my anger, sorrow, and regret, and other myriad feelings.

I had some projects I was working on, and what work I did manage to start, I have placed here, or in my alter-egos accounts in FAWM. i am also @nictesla (more electronic), and @teslator (electronic, using only a modular synthesizer).

Last year, I started a project / record based on the book "1984". I have continued to work on that project this year, so some of my FAWM entries that I posted were related to that. Mostly, except for the improvisations, I did not finish songs. They are all in some in-between state.

Peace, everyone, I hope to see you all next year.


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  • @gregwere Apr 22

    Hi Roy, I hope the losses your family have had are gradually being healed. Thank you for the kind comments about my songs. I removed them from Soundcloud as it coincided with the release of my new album, and thought it might detract a bit having so many demos sitting there. If you want me to email any as itunes files I can do that, otherwise maybe we can catch up next FAWM. Kind Regards Greg

  • @rickamorphis  Mar 31

    Hi Roy, I'm so sorry to read of the tragic events that have recently taken members of your family. It's late in March and I don't know if you're still checking in here or not but I wanted to hear some of your stuff as well as thank you for dropping by and commenting on mine. I found your selections very moving, and they reminded me of a piece of music David Sancious played live on the radio several days after John Lennon's murder. He took the basic melody of 'All Across the Universe' and went off from there. Here's the link on YouTube if you're's something I've never forgotten and a reminder of how we use music to help us make sense of the world at its most irrational. Wishing peace for you and your family.

  • @vomvorton  Mar 12

    Thanks for the comments, Roy! Sorry to hear about the events of your February - harrowing and terrible. I hope you and your family are doing OK. I'll be back to check out some of your songs later.

  • @cts  Mar 5

    Congrats on the win. Dude - you've been quite busy I see!

  • @mikegtz  Mar 3

    Hi Roy, good to see you again. Listening to the sadness of Build It Up, Tear It Down now. Life is sometimes a little bit cruel.

  • @madeline Feb 25

    Thanks for your kind note on "Stunned and Unraveled." I hope to share more music once I get a few more written. Trying to keep my eye on the prize and all that good stuff. 😀

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 22

    Black Light Blues was three people. One one guitar/vox, one on bass, one on drums. 😀

  • @ericdistad  Feb 21

    I'm sorry for your loss Roy!

  • @itoarazi Feb 11

    *rushes into the door, dropping everything he's carrying* WHEW...sorry I'm late, but better late than never, right? Nice to see you again, good sir!!

  • @berni1954  Feb 9

    Hi Roy,
    Thanks for giving my Spanish Civil War song a listen. Glad you liked that labour of love. I seem to have unintentionally clicked on REPORT for that comment. Sorry. There doesn't appear to be any way to cancel. I'll post a query about that to the Admin. Trigger happy I guess after mentally fighting Messerschmidts all evening 😊

  • @thejules Feb 7

    Thank you for your feedback on Shade and Waves! Lol I do need to learn to better balance my use of reverb haha. I guess I still try to hide my voice a bit with it, plus I do like the echo effects but the next songs I record I’ll be more mindful. Also, your piano improvs are astounding, really enjoyed listening to them.

  • @rpasquier  Feb 7

    ... and your piano improvisations are a real achievement. In particular the performance and the cool command of musical structure in the Cascade hit me particularly hard. Amazing!

  • @rpasquier  Feb 7

    Thanks for the good comments on "Piledriver."

  • @audrey  Feb 7

    Thank you for the kind words on Something Wicked this Way Comes. I appreciate it.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 6

    Thank you so much for listening to "Tidal Wave." I really appreciated your kind comments and hearing that you could relate to my song (albeit for sad reasons). But music is healing so knowing it reached you means it was created for that reason. So thank you!

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 6

    Thanks! Fast? Took days to get my first track up! Truth is I've been working on some proper recordings, and this was pretty much recorded into a template I've got set up, hence the decent sound 😝

  • @tjeff  Feb 2

    Thx for your comments, happy Fawming!

  • @audrey  Feb 1

    Good to see you here again. I look forward to hearing your new creations. I certainly enjoyed them last year, and I'd be interested in knowing when you've completed your "1984" compilation of songs. I'd love to hear the finished product. 😀

  • @caterwauler  Feb 1

    Glad to see you back, Roy! I hope you'll have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @rickamorphis  Feb 1

    Happy and productive FAWMing Roy!

  • @pabrizzer Feb 1

    I appreciate your comment on my song!

  • @valeriecox  Jan 24

    Happy FAWM!

  • @max  Jan 24

  • @nancyrost  Jan 24

    Happy songwriting season!

  • @nuj4x Jan 23