MP3 Roo - Guitar Without a Cause
5 instrumental tracks influenced by different music styles such as country rock and power metal, featuring shred riffs throughout, without a hint of showing off. Music includes long bluesy metal licks, satured chicken picking and melodies creating spaces.
5 MP3 Songs in this album (22:25) !
Related styles: ROCK: Instrumental Rock, METAL/PUNK: Guitar Virtuoso
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Roo, also known as Romain Chapus, is a French musician based in Helsinki, Finland.
He started electric guitar in the early 90''s at age 15 under Satriani’s musical influence. Former student of LAURENT BRONDEL, he graduated from MUSIC ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL (former C.M.C.N-France) at 20. He worked then as a guitar instructor and joined differents bands and projects. He toured around France and recorded a self produced MCD with Metal-Funk band X''Indies.
Moved to center France to work in a music school as fulltime instructor (l''AtelierMusical) while performing with different local bands and projects. Back to Paris area, Roo had soon a break with music untill he moved to Finland. Then he started from zero in the samples and loops world of Electronic music. Encouraging start, his demo was reviewed by home-music’s reference magazine Computer Music and released as well on the cover DVD. Roo get back into guitar playing in 2004 composing and performing in different projects.
In 2006, he was hired by STAY HEAVY RECORDS band''s CODEON as a session guitarist and toured the finnish metal venues around the country. In december 2006 Roo launched his official website https://www.tradebit.com and while publishing columns,LESSONS (at https://www.tradebit.com) and instrumental demos on the internet.
In 2007, he released with Shred Academy an instructional DVD "Creative Shred", followed soon by two CD methods and developing a guitar trainer CD-rom program: "66 licks" co-featuring well known neo-classical shredder Joe Stump. The amount of published works and contacts increased which led to endorsement deals in 2008 with SantaCruzLightWave, BrossardPicks and Elixir strings. As band''s works were getting quiet, Roo decided to eventually nail down his solo album.
He hired TONI PAANANEN (Malpractice-Spinefarm records) on the drums and produced a Heavy-groovy instrumental album: "Guitar Without a Cause", mastered at legendary Finnvox Studio (Nightwish-ChildrenOfBodom)...
Roo has performed live in France, Finland and Estonia.