James "Key Master" RobertsAppearance: http://elliquiy.com/elluiki/images/2/25/ImagesCABZGH8S.jpg
James looks like a typical metal head most of the time, though, he is much more in love with his blonde hair then a normal guy should be.Background:
Since his youth, James had been obsessed with everything in music and sound At the age of 13, his father bought him his first instrument, an electric guitar, For over 3 years he practice his skill and trained his knowledge of the notes and how to read and write everything music. 5 hours every day was devoted to this, though he organized his time very well so he was still just barely able to keep his grade average up. His love for more types of sounds and music’s eventually lead him to sell his guitar and buy himself his first keyboard, since he already had much experience with notes and scales and a very growing and eager love and knowledge for music, he found no trouble mastering the keys.
During this age James had a large and passionate love for fantasy and reading. This lead him to grow away from the mainstream music to more epic and fantasy based and literate bands like Blind Guardian, Dragonland, Stratovarius and Rhapsody of fire.
After high school he spent much time drifting in and out of bands as a Keyboard player and syths programmer. Making money on the side as an advanced music teacher and session player. And few years ago he landed a gig as a guest keyboard player for some tracks for Randy's first album for his first band and had been friends with Randy ever since, and finally joining his new band a short while after the release of their first album.
Aside from playing in Randy's heavy metal band, James also has an Atmospheric and space themed solo project called "Star Born". He has released two demos and an EP, but has yet to finish composing and mixing a full album.Inspirations:
James is heavily inpired by most forms of metal. Power, Proggresive and Melodic Folk metal being his top. His main bands are Blind Guardian, Dragonland, Stratovarius, Rhapsody of Fire, Wintersun, Ensiferum, Children of Bodom(OLd stuff), Equilibrium, Dream Theater, James LaBrie and Keldian.
Fave Albums are Night fall in Middle Earth (Blind Guardian)/Sages (Equilibium)/ Episode (Stratovarius)/ and Astronomy (Dragonland)
All time fav songs are "The Battle of the Ivory Plaines" by Dragonland and "Wheel of time" by Blind Guardian.
James is also very much influenced by Fantasy and Sc-fi books and Video games like Mass Effect and Eagon.