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Moods: Instrumental Rock: Instrumental Rock Rock: Hard Rock Moods: Mood: Intellectual Rock: Progressive Rock

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United States - NY - Upstate NY

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TJ Lensing

TJ Lensing was raised mostly around Rochester, NY. He took to the piano and guitar early and at nine years old, he and his eight-year old best pal were making tape recordings of their playing on a Panasonic cassette recorder.

He kept writing and recording through school and received a BA in Music and Minor in Music Business from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in northern NY. Classical piano education, theory study, and electronic composition broadened his tastes, skills, and range. Playing in numerous cover bands, working in music stores, and teaching lessons supported his recording gear habit.

He’s had some success in competitions and even been on the radio once. He’s done some minor touring, produced other artists, and scored/produced recordings for corporate video, TV commercials, Internet TV, and short and feature films. His work has been heard in screenings at SXSW, the Alamo Drafthouse, and the Dobie Theater in Austin, TX where he has lived since 2006. In 2009, he spent two weeks in Atlanta at the Outkast's recording studio earning a certification in Pro Tools audio software. He continues to write and record for others and himself in his home studio.

Influences: Ozzy, AC/DC, Billy Squier, Eurythmics, Van Halen, Peter Gabriel, Queensryche, Information Society, Yngwie Malmsteen, Yanni, Joe Satriani, Tangerine Dream, Steve Vai, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, INXS, Michael Hedges, Metallica, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews, Duran Duran, Beck, Cake, Radiohead.

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