Father and Son – A Duo Duet Guitar Duel

Just imagine a 13 year old kid standing next to his Dad battling it out on guitars as you listen to this song.  It’s hard to picture a kid, just a kid, playing guitar like this, but I’m here to tell you it’s true.  I had the honor of standing right next to him and watching him pull this stuff off, and right off the cuff.   He’s truly an amazing artist with so much talent, and he’s only just begun.

Last week we sent in our video for the next round of America’s Got Talent in hopes that we’ll get to the next round of auditions.  In preparation for getting an opportunity to be on the show for season 5, Brandon and I decided to work on our chops and get a little practice in.  Now under normal circumstances, Brandon always plays guitar and his Dad plays bass to hold down the bottom end for Armored Flight.

This night was different. As Brandon peeled off to his room to rehearse, Dad decided to pick up the ol Ibanez guitar with the whammy bar and see what he had left in him after playing the bass guitar for so long.  “As I strapped her on, plugged her in, cranked the volume, and began riffing away, Brandon came walking into the loft with his guitar and chord in hand” and says, “Can I jam with you Dad?

Next thing I know, we’re blazing a trail to some new and undiscovered dimensions of music that were buried deep within our spirits and souls.  I can’t tell you how fun it was creating this new song.  First came the back-bone creation, the beat, and feeling of the moment, the bass and drum tracks.  Then came the harmony guitars and duo duet, quickly followed by the “Battle of the axes“, (Brandon wins of course) then right back into the ending of the song which closes with a compelling harmony that Father and Son improvise and embellish.

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The Father and Son Duo Duet Guitar Duel

We had a blast creating and recording this song and hope those of you who stumble upon this creation will enjoy it just as much as we did. This will be the first of many tunes to come on Brandon’s Debut “Solo” album that is now in the works and was inspired by this first song.  We hope to have it released before he turns 14 years old.  It’s amazing what can happen when you set aside the time to practice, create, embellish, and improvise with no set expectations.

Armored Flight – Behind the Scenes and Uncut

Armored Flight – Behind the Scenes and Uncut

Here’s some behind the scenes footage of went down in the recording studio while creating the “Just Do It” demo CD.  You’ll see how much fun these guys are and how much fun they had creating their music together as a family, and as a band. Enjoy!

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Armored Flight Guitarist enters America’s Got Talent

America's Got Talent
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Brandon Andersohn of Armored Flight confirmed today that he has officially entered the try-outs and auditions for America’s Got Talent 2010.  His family is 100% behind him and thinks the 13 year old guitar virtuoso has an outstanding chance to become a finalist if not the winner of this years competition.

The band is heading in to the recording studio next week to put together a “High Fidelity” demo for promoters and for the staff of AGT.  Look for more announcements and updates as they unfold in the Armored Flight Journey.

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Armored Flight – Records “Live” In The Studio

Armored Flight Piano Fingers

The band finally made it into the recording studio at Solano Community College last Tuesday. Walt and Scott have graciously donated their time and experience to help sponsor Armored Flight in getting a demo CD put together.  There were quite a few students from the campus that popped in and out to see what the ruckus was all about.

Some came to watch and learn from Walt and Scott, but to the surprise of most, were the sounds coming out of the little guys guitar and amp.  “He’s A Monster” was one of the comments hurled at Brandon.  He simply smiled, said thanks, and continued recording.

The vocals get recorded next Tuesday, then it’s mix and master time. We are very anxious to see how this will all turn out.

Armored FlightPutting All The Pieces Together

Armored Flight - Putting The Puzzle Together....
Armored Flight Arrives
Armored Flight Arrives
Armored Flight - Guitarist
Armored Flight - Guitarist

Armored Flight - Drummer
Armored Flight - Drummer
Armored Flight - Lead Vocalist
Armored Flight - Lead Vocalist
Reviewing Tracks
Reviewing Tracks
Scott Biber - Recording Engineer
Scott Biber - Recording Engineer
Scott Biber and Walt Mikolajcik
Scott Biber and Walt Mikolajcik