From: CA, United States
Hailed by critics and fellow musician alike, Los Angeles guitarist Adrian Galysh, showcases his guitar talents with anthem-like instrumentals, that put the focus squarely on catchy, memorable melodies. "I suppose its because I grew up listening to the hard rock bands of the 70s and 80s, like Van Halen, Scorpions, and Deep Purple," Galysh testifies, "I always enjoyed big riffs, catchy choruses, and interesting musical hooks".
His early guitar influences were Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Randy Rhoads, and Eddie Van Halen - all of which may be apparent. However, Galysh soon gained interest in modern classical composers such as Arvo Part and Carl Orff, the world music of Peter Gabriel, and the new age music of Vangelis.
Galysh's most recent release, entitled, Earth Tones solidifies his compositional style and finds his guitar playing in top form and takes the listener on a journey that has many destinations. Some of these musical destinations include american blues, the classical music of europe, ethereal new age soundscapes, and world music influences from the far east. The recordings feature the powerhouse rhythm section of Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) on bass and Joey Heredia (Stevie Wonder, F. Gambale, S. Henderson) on drums. Special guests include Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, House of Lords) on bass and Glen Sobel (Jennifer Batten, Gary Hoey, Tony MacAlpine) on drums on the track, Planetary Cycles, as well as Carl Verheyen (Supertramp) on second guitar on the track, Terrestrial Races.
Whether he is performing with his own band, playing sideman to ex-Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, recording his own music, or laying down tracks as an on-demand Los Angeles session player, Galysh feels that "In addition to great melodies, having a great tone and feel are really important" adding, "While there are many tools at your disposal with today's technology, nothing beats a great guitar plugged into a great sounding amp. Everything else is icing on the cake". Galysh goes further, "My guitar is like a paint brush, and I want to take the listener on a colorful journey. I need to be able to have a large pallet of tones to work with. My Brian Moore Adrian Galysh Signature model does this".
Adrian Galysh started playing the guitar at age twelve, taking years of private lessons in the rock, jazz and classical idioms. His early influences were Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Randy Rhoads, and Eddie Van Halen; however, Galysh soon gained interest in modern classical composers such as Arvo Part and Carl Orff, the world music of Peter Gabriel, and the new age music of Vangelis.
Adrian Galysh earned his degree in music at Duquesne University, where he studied jazz guitar, classical piano, and majored in the Recording Arts and Science program.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Adrian kept busy as a leading session player and record producer in the Washington DC area, lending his talents to projects varying in style from country to progressive rock. In 1999, Adrian released his debut solo album, "Venusian Sunrise."
In 2002, Galysh released the album, “King Friday,” featuring high-energy guitar playing over a solid rock rhythm section with hints of jazz and world music. The recording features a number of seasoned musicians. Drummer Charlie Waymire and bassist Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai/ Kevin Eubanks) make up the rhythm section. Special guests include: Mike Keneally (Steve Vai, Frank Zappa) who lends his keyboard talents; guitarist Carl Verheyen (Supertramp/solo artist); and Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), who backs Galysh up on keyboards for the Corbetta-penned classic "Green Eyed Lady.”
Galysh has performed and, or has recorded with: Reb Beach (Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, Dokken, Winger), Adrian Belew, Francis Buchhultz (Scorpions), Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai), Larry Carlton, Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), Warren DeMartini (Ratt), Jerry Donahue (Hellicasters), Seymour Duncan, Robben Ford (Miles Davis), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder), Johnny Highland (Country Guitarist), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai), Living Colour, Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), George Lynch, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Manring, Marco Mendoza (Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Blues Saracino, Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), and Dweezil Zappa.
Currently, Galysh keeps busy with recording sessions, composing, producing and performing with his band. Galysh is also highly visible in the music market as an endorsee and clinician for Brian Moore Custom Guitars, S.I.T. Strings, Morley, Seymour Duncan, and Peavey.