They have adopted a fierce, independent approach to recording albums that is everything but predictable, emulating legendary nontraditional artists such as Hendrix, Prince and Vernon Reid of Living Colour. Not satisfied to adopt any specific method or formula to create their music, Starfire bucks the trends, allows complete artistic freedom in the studio.
Main guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist for Starfire, Lombard, has been playing since 1986, writing since 1995, and recording since 1997. Lombard took what his parents taught him in the 80s to the next level, elevating his technique by studying the work of Rush's Alex Lifeson, Edward Van Halen, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Mr. Big’s Paul Gilbert as a teenager in the 1990s. In the last two years, he has been appearing locally in the Los Angeles area, performing solo acoustic sets.
In addition to arranging, composing and writing all the Starfire songs, Lombard engineered and mixed all five original albums. The production style that has worked best for the Starfire catalog takes from several influences by music producers including Vince DiCola, Ron Wasserman, Ron Nevison and Bob Rock.
Although Dairenn Lombard is the core of the band Starfire there are other members that support him in his efforts that carry as much importance.
Greg Pajer has been playing guitar for over 20 years. He graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood with a Commercial Music Degree. Pajer has been playing professionally; performing, recording, music directing, and touring with numerous bands, singers, and songwriters.
Drummer Blake Paulson holds a BA in Professional Music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Paulson was awarded Berklee’s distinguished Professional Music Achievement Award and has worked with artists from almost every major label and indie artists that have no desire to sign with a record label, artists who have sold 100 to 1,000,000 CDs and performers that have played small acoustic sets to jam packed arenas.
Andrew James has been playing bass professionally for the last 10 years, and during that time, he has appeared in countless live shows, performed in numerous studio sessions, recorded a number of albums, traveled to many states, and rocked thousands of people worldwide on numerous stages.
With the diverse talents of Dairenn Lombard and the strong experience of the other members when Starfire performs live, the future looks bright with many musical projects on the horizon.
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