Marrawah

Glen Heald

Song arrangements deliver outstanding rock guitar riffs, melodies and solos, with vocal tracks reminiscent of Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart.

Marrawah is Australian guitar player and songwriter Glen Heald’s fifth studio release. The album has a Progressive and Acid rock focus and contains eight tracks packed full of intense rock guitar riffs, melodies and solos. Glen’s draws much of his influence for this recording from Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Robin Trower. The album was recorded over a two year period with a number of the solos on the longer ten minute tracks cut live in one take. Glen is joined once again by his brother Dave Heald on electric bass, delivering powerful and heavy melodic bass lines in the style of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). In Glen's own words he states “The bass has never sounded so good on my tracks before I recorded with my brother Dave”. Furthermore he goes on to say “...the guitars on the album are mostly cut on a Gibson Firebird or modified Fender Stratocaster running through a cranked 100 watt JCM 800 Marshal amplifier... which is probably making me go deaf”. It should also be noted that Glen plays slide on a Resonator guitar on one track utilizing an amazing melodic banjo finger picking technique. In addition to this Glen also plays flute and blues harp on the track "Down to the station". The recordings on Marrawah leave no room for keyboard or horns, its well constructed pedal to the metal in your face guitar playing from the start to the end with slamming drums and bass. So if you dig real guitar players that refuse to compromise then this is your album.

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The Hanged Man

Glen Heald

Progressive Rock, Blues and Funk Rock fuse together in this hard hitting and innovative Electric Guitar Album. Teeming with numerous riffs, melodies and chord changes, the recordings feature slide guitar and extended guitar solos in a rock fusion format.

“The Hanged Man” is the fourth studio album by Glen Heald, consisting of six instrumental tracks and four vocal tracks. The album features Glen on vocals, electric guitar, slide guitar, blues harp, flute and acoustic guitar. As on his “Outsider” album Glen is again accompanied by the accomplished bass playing of his brother Dave Heald. Many of the tracks are layered with guitar melodies doubled or in harmony similar to the style of the Allman brothers band. As always there is a complete showcase of Glen’s powerful and evocative guitar. There is an influence of the great Chicago guitarist such as Buddy Guy but with a touch more grind in the style of Jeff Beck and Robin Trower. This is a more complex and ambitious album than his albums prior to 2015 and would be a great addition to record collectors who love serious rock guitar but are looking for something more interesting. Think Frank Zappa meets Tom Waits and Ry Cooder and your starting to get the idea of the compositional style.

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Outsider

Glen Heald

Electric rock guitar that fuses Chicago Blues with the harder hitting Rock guitar players from the seventies till now. Featuring distorted electric and slide guitar for your guitar collection.

This is Glen Heald's third album of rock songs recorded during 2013. This studio album consists of two vocal tracks and eight instrumental guitar tracks. Many tracks are much longer than normal and contain many more variations in form and melody than normal. The focus is as to be expected on the guitar playing and song writing. This album was written and produced by Glen and features his brother Dave Heald playing bass on tracks such as Savage river and Cross roads. These songs highlight Glen's electric and slide guitar continuing on and evolving from his other albums while still staying true to his love of Funk rock, Blues and fusion guitar. This Album is dedicated to my sister Wendy Heald.

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Glen Heald

Glen Heald

An acid rock/ hard rock album with many blues influences in the power trio and jam band format. Featuring many extended, distorted and intense electric guitar solos.

Glen Heald's first solo album is primarily heavy guitar based blues rock. "The idea was to make an album that appealed to people that loved soulful electric guitar and to avoid any modern style or fad. Also to avoid synthesizers and to make the guitar solos longer like they are in jazz." The songs were recorded over a five year period in two studios at opposite ends of the country. "Tell me the truth" is performed on the Chapman Stick (a tapped guitar/ bass with 12 strings and stereo output). There is also some great electric slide guitar on "Welfare Days" many of the other songs are in the guitar trio format, with solos improvised in one take rather than overdubbed. Vocals are reminiscent of Captain Beefheart and Howling Wolf. Another point of interest in the amazing Reichel guitar used on Antimatter.

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Apollo 11

Glen Heald

A rock guitar instrumental track with Apollo 11 voice over, Everything you need when going to the Moon and back.

Glen Heald is a multi instrumental singer / songwriter who was born in Australia and took up the Guitar after hearing Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Roy Buchanan, Santana and Robin Trower. After completing an Associate diploma in music he led the first of many original bands and started playing Flute, Banjo, Blues harp and the Chapman Stick. Glen produced and released his debut album in 2010.

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Glen Heald the Best of 2010-2015

Glen Heald

Riff based progressive Guitar Rock fused with heavy blues.

The Best of Glen Heald 2010-2015 is a collection of 14 of Glen's original electric guitar songs spanning his first four studio releases. This collection is a great introduction for blues rock guitar lovers to Glen's incredible slide guitar playing and his intense Hendrix / Zappa style songwriting. The album consists of four vocal tracks and ten instrumental guitar tracks ranging in style from Chicago Blues to Progressive rock. Musicans on this release include Dave Heald on electric bass and Peter Mazlin on drums. Glen Heald on electric guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, lap steel. harmonica and vocals. All compositions written by Glen Heald.

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