Fan of Music, Band, Musician, Song Writer, Producer, Engineer
Style of Prog
Art Rock, New Prog, Progressive Metal, Crossover Prog, Progressive Jazz/Fusion, Progressive Electronic, Also a fan of other genres of music
Fond of gourmet dinners, long walks on the beach, and romantic weekend getaways, SRH unfortunately occupies himself with instant pudding, peanut butter, and the insatiable urge to create music.
Clearly, uniformity is the first thing that Hammond discards in his music. His stylings have a range that give difficulty to the task of classification.
From old-style rhythms to post-modern themes and sexy production techniques, SRH is a master of caprice in progressive music. The influences of 1920s jazz guitar and late 20th century progressive rock combine with software electronica of today and space-man production.
His lyrics present sarcastic commentary upon absurd human relations; tongue-in-cheek scrutiny of routinely ignored actualities. His songs range from colloquial prose to elevated verse.
In early 2005, Stephen Rockford Hammond created the band "FLUX PUNCH." The band was aggressively cosmopolitan, from traces of jazz, shadows of metal, and aspects of progressive rock to the essentials of pop music. FLUX PUNCH was a union of grooves catchy and original enough to stand ahead of what one may hear on everyday radio or MTV.
FLUX PUNCH began with key grandstand shows around middle Tennessee, gathering swift attention and teeming devotees. Quick demands pushed the band into a recording phase that lasted into the spring of 2006. The product, a demo CD, one may still find here and there.
No longer commanding stages, FLUX PUNCH dissolved in April 2007. However, Stephen Rockford Hammond has captured the band's "pan-genre" feel on his self-produced album entitled "FLUX PUNCH."
He is currently producing his second album and performing regularly with the Stephen Rockford Hammond Band.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Yes, ELP, Steve Vai, STP, Bjork, Jordan Rudess, Led Zeppelin
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