Roel started ForTheLoveOfBands to provide bands and artists with a platform to get their music heard and provide tips gathered along the way. Being a musician himself, he knows how hard it is and how much time it takes to promote your newly recorded gems.
Bruce Wilson was born in the American south and after innumerable global relocations, he now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bruce grew up listening to his parents’ copy of The Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat and quickly moved on to The Stooges, David Bowie, and The Dead Boys. These days he is a writer and sings for the Vancouver based band “Sunday Morning” who released their epymonious debut album in early 2017. He’d like to have a dog but his apartment is too small.
Chris Ambrosino hails from the Catskill region of New York and has been a performer and songwriter since 1987. He also has worked as an art director and graphic artist for several organizations. Chris currently plays and writes for indie band, Blue Ribbon and is a contributing writer for the Alt. Daily blog and For The Love Of Bands website. He has resided in Hampton Roads, VA since 1994.
Iain Wheeler was born in the Wirral, England and now lives in Bedfordshire (after a short detour to Lincoln) with his wife and 2 children. Iain grew up listening to his parents' record collection, including things like Little Angels and Bon Jovi. He has since moved on to an eclectic collection ranging from The Wonder Years and Mayday Parade to Bright Eyes and Mojave 3. Currently, he is a school teacher who plays tenor sax for 'Codename Colin,' a ska-punk band who released their first EP 'Outgunned' in 2017.
Amy is a singer-songwriter, music reviewer, curator of the Dreampop Paradise playlist and our podcast presenter. She has a degree in Music Production, Performance & Enterprise from the University of Westminster and is currently studying a Multimedia Journalism Masters. She’s a fan of retro-inspired sound and things that are just a little unusual. Is talking a hobby? Because that’s hers.
Frank M'Otion is somewhat of a mystery man, but has achieved some pretty remarkable things in the music industry under different pseudonyms. As a Producer and Writer, an Artist and Mentor - he has chaperoned the careers of several bands, rappers and singers across multiple genres. As a studied music historian and an independent music advocate, he has been commissioned to write with For The Love Of Bands strictly and literally, For The Love..
Christopher is a freelance writer/journalist residing in Texas and currently writing for several magazine publications. Prior to freelancing, he was the co-owner of Immediait, a media company that provided commercial enterprises with visual and written content for their social media platforms and websites. In addition, Christopher spent four years as a reporter/staff writers for two Texas newspapers, The Fort Stockton Pioneer and Del Rio News-Herald.
Residing in a sleepy town somewhere in the rural wasteland between London and Brighton in England; Tom has spent the last 18 months practising as a Social Worker. Keen for a change in pace, Tom has taken to writing. An advocate for the restorative power that Music and Film can have he has started writing reviews for his own blog. He is passionate about storytellers and finding stories that can be told from even the most mundane of human experiences. For The Love of Bands will be his avenue to explore this.
Ben 'Banjo' Karklins resides in the heart of Melbourne's thriving live music scene, nestled in the void between Collingwood & Fitzroy. Ben divides his time evenly between 3 musical projects; 'TAPES', 'Dead Before Breakfast', and his solo project 'Ben Avery'. If he isn't writing music, he's almost certainly writing about it. Ben's passion for the local industry drives his desire to always be creating and collaborating with other artists, and this same passion is what drove him to start writing for 'ForTheLoveOfBands'.
An indie musician (as Right Club Foot) and writer based in the Netherlands. Passionate about music and would love to see a world filled with art. Engineer by day and creative millennial by night, usually seen with a cold IPA close by. Always up for a chat!