DeeExpus has fairly much been my life (outside of Office Furniture of course) since about 2006 so it makes sense for it’s “success” to speak for itself in terms of what I can and have achieved.

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Musician

Primarily I am a guitarist, however my musical life started on Piano at an early age. I still play to a reasonable standard, but Bass is my weapon of choice.

Producer

I’ve produced 2 critically acclaimed studio albums for my band DeeExpus along with a few other small projects.

Engineer

I engineered both DeeExpus albums and would consider myself a competent Live Sound Engineer having treaded the (mixing) boards for a good few years.

Editor

Adept at editing and programming Midi and pretty fluent in the use of Logic Pro. I have to be good at editing sound files, considering the amount of takes I do ūüôā

Performer

Ive been playing either Bass or Guitar in various bands since 1987 and have seen some great times and played fantastic venues (and Workies Clubs) over the years.

Writer

Lyrics for about two thirds and all music for both DeeExpus albums with a third on the way. Like most, I have been writing since I first picked up a guitar.

Above image ©2012 Rob Stanley

Below are some of the Reviews, Interviews and Media highlights from the bands progression over the years. There are many, many more, from all over the world, but these are some of the ones Ive kept. Im proud and grateful for all of them.

Metal Hammer

Issue 216 - June 2009 | Interview

Eclipsed Magazine

Issue 108 - Dec 2008 | Half Way Home review

Classic Rock Magazine

Issue 129 - March 2009 | Half Way Home review

Classic Rock presents Prog

Issue 21 | Small News Article

Classic Rock Society Magazine

Issue 187 - Jan/Feb 2012 | 4 Page Spread, Cover and Album Review.

Classic Rock Society Award

CRS Best New Band 2009

Prog Magazine

Issue 31 - November 2012 | Live Review

Fireworks Magazine

Issue 51 - May/June 2012 | 2 page Interview and Album Review

Classic Rock Presents Prog

Issue 23 - February 2012 | 4 Page Spread

The Mechanical Messiah

by Robert Rankin | Just click the link, its amusing.

Prog Magazine

Issue 26 - May 2012 | Live Review

IO Pages Magazine

June 2012 | Article (Dutch)

Prog Review

Issue 24 - March 2012 | Album Review

Fireworks Magazine

Issue 35 - Mar/Apr 2009 | Album Review

delightful melodies and weighty catchy riffs

Prog Magazine

Engaging, Punchy and Self assured

Classic Rock presents Prog

Rarely does a band connect with an audience the way DeeExpus did

USA Progressive Music

Stunningly astounding

Fireworks Magazine

My Contribution to The Band

Half-Way-Home-cover

With little assistance, and with some guest musicians and my old mate Tony on vox, the first album was almost entirely me. I wrote and arranged the music, I played all of the instrumentation (bar a couple of solo’s) and used midi for the kit. Production and mix was me, and for a first album its not too bad I suppose.

Halfway Home Stats

Song Writing

90%

Performance

95%

Production

100%

Mix

100%

ArtWork

100%

King-cover

The King was initially much the same, though this time I bought a Yamaha DTXtreme Kit and Henry recorded his parts triggering Addictive Drums. Also John Dawson handled a lot of the Bass parts, with the exception of 2 tracks;¬†‘Memo’ & ‘Marty and the Magic Moose’ and a¬†couple of cheeky parts in the King. Mark Kelly contributed¬†some superb¬†Piano Part’s (most notably Maybe September and the end of Memo), some solo reworking, but a¬†majority of the Keys parts and solo’s remain mine (Myth Busted!). Once again, I produced and mixed.

King of Number 33 Stats

Song Writing

90%

Performance

60%

Production

90%

Mix

95%

ArtWork

70%
 

DeeExpus

Live at Marillion Weekend, Port Zelande, Holland - March 2013