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a note from alain

Welcome to my world...the world of music!

I love every aspect of music and I am fascinated by both its creation and its creators.

Music has been the single most important thread in my life. I have found myself reaching for it when was happy and when I was sad. Perhaps ironically, when I'm sad I play guitar and it makes me happy! It enables me to create my own bubble.

I first picked up the guitar after hearing Ace Frehley playing "Calling Doctor Love" on Kiss Alive II. The sound of that guitar and his amazing solo completely changed my life. That creation inspired me to be a musician for life.

On this site you?ll be introduced to my music, which is a blend of all of my influences. As you might expect, they are many and they are varied: Ace Frehley, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, David Gilmour, Alex Lifeson, Steve Hackett, Neil Young, Pat Travers, Frank Marino, Pete Townsend, Stevie Ray Vaughan. They all played a role in what emerges when I pick up a guitar.

I have noticed that most musicians inspire how I approach the instrument more so than what I actually play. Their sound and how they spoke with and through their guitar is what touched me the most. I find myself doing the same. The guitar is my voice.

I would also like to use this website as a platform where you can introduce yourself to me as well. I'd love to hear from you! Tell me about the music you enjoy listening to. Tell me about the instrument you play and the music you create. What got you into music in the first place? Let's talk about gear - guitars, amps, pedals - I'm totally into all of it!

I hope that music has been as good a friend and healer to you as it has been to me.

Speaking of gear, I'm also an avid motorcyclist. I ride a BMW R1200R, covering roads all over Canada and the US. From my home in Gatineau QC I've travelled all the way to Vancouver and Newfoundland and have been to the US over 20 times. I'm always happy to talk about bikes!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll come back often!