ForTheLoveOfBands’ Team of Awesomeness
Meet the awesome members and protectors of independent music! Click here if you want to join our team.
Rio resides in the south-east county of Kent in England. She is currently studying a Level Three course in Creative Writing and Journalism at college and wishes to further her education at university to study a course in Music Journalism. She hopes to make a career out of writing music reviews as well as, eventually, interviewing artists/bands and experiencing the full force of the mosh pit. She enjoys listening to rock, punk, metal, indie, alternative and grunge amongst an array of other genres. For the Love of Bands has given her, her first taste of what’s to come within the future of her career.
Hi there! I’m Roel Wensink from the Netherlands and I grew up listening to Punk (Rock), Ska, Grunge and Alternative and have played in the Ska Punk band SPAWN since 2001. Latest release is
‘Dance of the Lunatics‘.
Started ForTheLoveOfBands to provide bands and artists with a platform to get their music heard and provide tips I have gathered along the way. Being a musician myself, I know how hard it is and how much time it takes to promote your newly recorded gems.
I really like discovering new talent and ForTheLoveOfBands got me listening to so many great bands already! I feel honoured to have gathered such a great and passionate team who help promote independent and emerging talent. Keep sending us your awesome tunes. If only there was more time to cover all …
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.
Follow the playlist he curates: ‘The Dark Days Of Summer’
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.
Rico, singer, songwriter, lapsed blogger and pretend DJ, has been involved in the music scene around Essex since the early nineties. He currently fronts the sunshine pop and indie-psych collective, Sound Mirrors. Loves: glam rackets, Hammond freak outs and songs about sad robots.
Living and working in France for a private company.
Favourite hobby: listening to music and discover great sounds again and again. Rock, Metal, Indie, Electro, Pop, Techno, Jazz, Classical… Has to bring good vibes most of all.
Chloe is a media, creative writing and journalism student in England who loves to explore new music and share her opinions. With a creative interest, she aims to follow a career in media and discover new arts of all kinds. She enjoys listening to Pop, Rock, Electro and even foreign music such as Korean and Portuguese. Through For the Love of Bands, she gets to discover new genres and songs, giving her a wide range of inspiration.
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.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller