Symphony No.1/ Piano Concerto No.1
- (Mark J. Dye and Andrew Winton)
- Format: CD
Mark J. Dye has been involved with music since the age of 10. He played guitar and keyboards in various groups that he formed from 1965-1984. He also has a bachelor's degree in music composition from the University Of South Florida. In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles with his progressive rock group, 'Elysian Fields'. After changing their name to 'Impulse' they released five albums on the Electric Fantasy label. While living in Los Angeles he became a Midi and synthesis specialist for many top artists like Van Halen, Guiffria, Gino Vannelli, Bobby Sherman, and even appeared on Entertainment Tonight as a technical advisor for electronic music. He now operates a state of the art digital recording facility in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys, Mark Doran, Suzanne Stokes and many others have been trained by Mark from 1986-present. He continues to teach music, write music for hire and arrange and perform material for other songwriters. His next goal is to do music soundtrack for motion pictures. Mark and Andrew have been co-writing music together since 1991. Their music has been heard all over the world and includes four other CDs besides Symphony No. 1 / Piano Concerto No.1. Andrew Winton was born in Flint, Michigan in 1971 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1982. His interest in music started at age 7 when he began playing piano by ear. He was able to refine his skills when he met his partner in rhyme, Mark Dye in 1987. While completing his degree in Business Management from Eckerd College, Andrew was continually writing and learning music. In 1995, Andrew completed his first album 'A Little Progressive'. The album contains a wide range of ideas and styles. Andrew draws much of his inspiration from his emotions, events in his life, and nature. In 1999, Andrew released his second album 'Shadowscapes'. 'Shadowscapes' is a further exploration of his ideas and talents. Andrew and Mark's latest CD, 'Homage', a neo-classic progessive rock album, will be released in the summer of 2005.