I always loved music, books and comics.
I started playing at 15, learning to play the guitar, joining a small band, and doing my 1st steps in making music. We were playing blues and rock music then.
Later, in the 80's and 90's I have played in bigger bands, touring, doing demos and recording our 1st studio sessions.
A few years later, I have created my own band "The Claude L.ETIENNE group", as a composer, songwriter, singer, and guitarist with which quite a lot of concerts and recordings have been done.
Then I have recorded a few solo albums in the 90's with a label and on my own.
From 2000's to nowadays, I have created a production company then I closed it to become again an independent artist.
Then, I have specialized myself in studio. work as a producer and session musician.
I composed for other artists and/or played on their tunes, indifferently bass, acoustic, electric guitars, slide, and programming. drums, keys and synthes, using first 2 x 24 tracks Fostex and Protools. Now, I use 2 Protools with hardware preamps, machines and plugins. If needed, according to the productions, I also can do lead or backing vocals.
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BANDS and PSEUDOS
Alpha 3 group : guitarist
R'n'R Youngsters : guitarist, vocals.
Connection : guitarist.
Claude L.Etienne group : composer, songwriter, singer, guitarist.
Baron Rouge : composer, guitarist, singer
The three Evergreens : Producer, composer, guitarist, Bass, keys.
Hammerstock : Producer, composer, lead singer, guitarist, synthes.
PSEUDOS and NICKNAMES :
Claude Stevens : composer, artist.
Claud150. : composer, guitarist, session musician, Bass, drums. Claudjohn Hammerstock : singer, guitarist, composer, songwriter, Producer of the band Hammerstock
Studio working is an apprenticeship that requires years of work, it's also a passion which needs a lot of time, I have started recording a lot of songs and rough tunes on 4 tracks then 8 tracks Tascam machines. The better songs were selected to be recor- ded in bigger and pro studios.
Then I also used computers and DAWs with analogic recorders. After years of practice, doing gigs and recording in other studios, I have set up my studio with 2 x 24 tracks Fostex recorders. Now, I use Protools with digidesign Avid cards; and this set up : 2 workstations with Protools, 2 Imac, digi 002 and 003, plugins, Mix table, Fostex monitors, hardware preamps and effects.
For other people and for my own work I have been recording blues, rock, heavy metal, and also funk, reggae, country, jazzy track with different singers, and artists from different countries.