FULL NELSEN Randy Nelsen, witty by nature, musician and producer by trade, started with a drum set at the age of 6, guitar at 10, and at 12 he saw a local rock band play which inspired him to pick up the bass. This led to the formation of his first punk band, and Defiled by Infidels had its first show when Nelsen was 14. The fivepiece Cerilia formed quickly after, with the front man being the guy who inspired Nelsen to get his first bass. After graduating from Michigan’s West Bloomfield High School in 2004, Nelsen went to the Recording Institute of Detroit. He has produced an array of projects including:
“It’s a three-piece, beatdriven musical experiment.” SugarBaronSucks.com
PATRICK and the SWAYZES
“It’s as dumb as it sounds. The new album is The Ghost Dances in the Road at Dawn. It’s a bunch of songs that has taken us about seven years to collect.” PatrickAndTheSwayzes.com “I wouldn’t say with a straight face that a single one of these projects was intentional.” As a collaborator on the SpaceFrog Saga for G’Nat Mag’s holiday issue, Nelsen’s alien-inspired take on Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fuses the iconic song with digital instrumentation and an improvised glittering of swampy, space elements.
“He’s a Keego gangster that helps old people stretch.” (He works as a physical therapist.) EdWords.net
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