Dave Brons

  • Iona/G3

"The BluGuitar AMP1 really does sound killer and I particularly like that I can remote switch it via MIDI. I use the Vintage channel on it, as it sounds very close to my DIY plexi amp. Happy days!"

About Dave Brons

Dave Brons is an imaginative player with a great groove. I loved hearing his unique take on my music when we played together and look forward to hearing a lot more music from him” Stu Hamm (Bassist for Steve Vai, Joe Satriani).

In 2013 Dave Brons decided to quit his regular job and set out to create music that would marry the expressive potential of rock guitar with the epic sound of orchestral film music:

“I felt like something was missing in lot of the music that guitarists were putting out. To the average music listener, most instrumental guitar music sounds like morse code over a backing track, a mere showcase for the guitar players technical ability”.

Brons states, “I want the epic orchestral soundscapes and lyrical guitar melodies in my music to move the listener emotionally and transport them to the movie in their minds eye!”

The album, Based on a True Story, has proved to be popular with musicians and non musician alike. Brons states that he always wrote with a view to the album becoming a soundtrack to peoples lives:

“The album has uplifting songs like ‘Kai Rohan’ and ‘ Star’, dark brooding cinematic tracks like ‘Drivin Rain’ right through to heart wrenching songs like, ‘Father’. The entire thread of the album is designed to tell a story that will connect with the listener emotionally”

For his tour, featuring two other killer musicians Paul Bieltowicz and Dave Bainbridge, transport and logisitics needed to be simplified. "I was looking for an amp that I could take on the plane for gigs. I tried the AMP1 thinking there is no way something this small is going to sound like a real tube amp...I build my own tube amps so I have fairly high standards! (Tube Snob!!!). I had made up my mind it would be terrible…and I was blown away. The Amp1 lives permanently in my guitar bag, so I know I have a great sounding amp that I can rely on in an emergency. Not just that, the direct out is fantastic so I use it for rehearsals, teaching (usually plugging direct into the PA or a keyboard amp) and for gigs where taking a full size rig is not practical."