Stylish, contemporary and fresh, with a broad range of influences and genres, Fletch is one of the new breed of musicians breaking ground as the new millennium begins. With uninhibited exploration of technology, and dedication to perfection and originality, he creates music with a unique combination of blues, jazz, pop and fusion. From ballads to high energy fusion, Fletch remains unencumbered by conventions and tradition. Review By DEREK DOARN- Amazings, March 26 2004 This work is a fresh combination of influences coming from Pop, Synth-Pop, Jazz, Fusion and New Instrumental Music. Elements from all these trends converge into a waterfall of creative vitality. The result is a precious collection of pieces with an emotive air, sometimes happy, sometimes melancholy, not lacking in some occasions a suggestive aura of mystery. A music brimming with dynamism, it injects vitality into the listener. Though there are quiet parts, much of the music has a lively rhythm. The melodies are luminous, optimistic, direct. The rhythms are lively, warm, sensual. Although the stylistic spectrum involved is quite wide, the musical personality of the author throughout the entire album can be clearly appreciated. The CD shows an artist whose music possesses an unusual personality, capable of attracting the attention of the listener at once. An intense creative task can be appreciated throughout the entire album, as well as in the orchestrations. In short, this is an excellent work, which no doubt will contribute to increasing the reputation of Fletch Towell. Bio Born in New Jersey in 1959, he began playing piano age 7, by age 11, he had is first paying public performance at a K-Mart grand opening with a childhood band. Though his teen years, he developed exceptional blue/rock vocals and keyboard skills. Moving to Boston in the late 70s, he began studies Berklee in Jazz composition and arranging. He played number of different bands, along solo gigs in the back bay music scene until the mid 80s. His career ventured in business, and he spent the 80s at Cornell University, where he completed BS and Masters degrees. Struck by a desire to dramatically expand his musical breadth, intrigued by the evolution of technology/music integration, and fascinated with the advancements in sampling synthesizers, Fletch redirected his musical efforts to the digital domain. In the early 90s, He purchased his first sampling-midi capable keyboard, along with PC based sequencing and recording software. Since then he has been heavily engaged in creating music, both his own and as a producer of upcoming artists, running a studio, and pushing the bounds.
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