Debut Album 'Univariate'
June 2017

About / Band Bios.

Glasswing

Glasswing is an American progressive rock band from Erie, Pennsylvania and currently consists of Kyle Myers (Lead vocals and synthesizers), Nick Vollbrecht (Guitar), Aidan Sloppy (Guitar), Chris Fohner (Bass guitar), and Ryan Javens (Drums and percussion). The band blends influences from progressive and psychedelic rock with metal, indie, and soundscapes to deliver an emotional experience for their listeners.

Glasswing formed in November 2013 under the name Jivån, while members Nick Vollbrecht, Aidan Sloppy, and Kyle Myers were attending high school together. After spending time writing their first batch of songs, they began to play local gigs in and around the Erie area, mainly at Basement Transmissions, the only all ages concert venue in Erie. After a few lineup changes, the band picked up current members, Ryan Javens and Chris Fohner, and finished writing their debut album.

Recording for their first album began in April, 2016 at Maerick Studios in the attic at Basement Transmissions and was completed in September of that year. The debut, full length record, Univariate, is due out in June, 2017. The band will embark on their first tour and complete writing and recording their second album during summer 2017.

Kyle Myers - Vocals / Synthesizers

DOB: September 19th, 1995
Born: Erie, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
High School: McDowell High School Class of 2014
College: Edinboro University, Double majoring in film communications / geology
Previous bands: Plane of Being
Influences: The Contortionist, Van Der Graf Generator, Karnivool
Discography: Glasswing - Univariate (2017)

Kyle is a founding member of Glasswing, and his main goal for the band is to write music without boundaries. Aside from music, Kyle is a full time student, and works on the film crew for the Erie Otters hockey team. He actively creates photography, videography, graphic design, digital art, and poetry. “All art has a purpose. Stop listening passively.”

Gear:
Sennheiser Microphones
KORG Micro Synth
Ableton Live

Nick Vollbrecht - Guitar

DOB: May 28th, 1998
Born: Fairfax, Virginia
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
High School: McDowell High School Class of 2016
College: The College of Saint Rose, Majoring in Music Industry / Guitar Performance
Previous Bands: The Big Fish, The Room 40 Project, University of Akron’s Jazz Lab Band
Other Bands: Volbs
Influences: Guthrie Govan, Jerry Garcia, John Petrucci
Discography: Volbs - Yuri (2016), Glasswing - Univariate (2017)

Nick is a founding member of Glasswing. Outside of the band, Nick is a multi-faceted musician, exploring many genres and styles. Music is “emotional, conversational and can truly say more than any word conceivable.” Nick also enjoys hiking, psychology, and spirituality.

Gear:
Line 6 Spider 150W Half Stack
Schecter Omen 7
Custom Strat
Ibanez Artcore AG95 Hollowbody
Dave Jazz Grip Picks
Ernie Ball and D’Addario strings

Aidan Sloppy - Guitar

DOB: April 2nd, 1998
Born: Erie, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
High School: McDowell High School Class of 2016
College: The College of Saint Rose, Majoring in Music Industry / Guitar Performance
Previous Bands: Stage 5
Influences: Iron Maiden, Opeth, Yes
Discography: Glasswing - Univariate (2017)

Aidan is a founding member of Glasswing. Away from the band, Aidan enjoys pursuing his degree and recording other musicians. He also works part time at a retail store. Music is “a stamp in time. You write what you feel, you record what you felt.” Aidan also enjoys history and discussing music.

Gear:

Guitars: Jackson SLX Soloist
Jackson 7-String Soloist
Epiphone SG
Taylor 326ce-K Acoustic

Amplification:
Marshall JCM 2000
1960A Cab w/ Celestion G12t-75’s

Effects: TC Electronics Flashback
Boss CE-2 Chorus
MXR Analog Chorus
Dunlop Crybaby
Ibanez TS9

Other: John Petrucci 1.5mm Jazz Picks
Ernie Ball Strings

Chris Fohner - Bass

DOB: June 29th, 1996
Born: Erie, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
High School: Central Tech High School Class of 2015
Other Bands: Bravura
Influences: Dream Theater, Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit
Discography: Bravura - Battle of the Suns (2017), Glasswing - Univariate (2017)

Chris joined Glasswing in January of 2016 and is also a founding member of Bravura, a technical death metal band from Erie, PA. Music “is a means of life. [I] can't live without it.”

Gear:

Basses:
Marcus Miller Sire M7
Ibanez SR506

Amplification:
TC Electronic BH500 Head
GK Neo 410 Cab

Effects:
BOSS ME-50b
Darkglass B3k
Electro Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff
TC Electronic Flashback
TC Electronic Hall Of Fame
BBE Sonic Maximizer

Ryan Javens - Drums

DOB: January 13th, 1993
Born: Erie, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Girard, Pennsylvania
High School: Girard High School Class of 2011
College: Edinboro University Class of 2016 , B.S. Computer Science
Previous Bands: Bravura
Influences: Rush, Yes, Tesseract
Discography: Glasswing - Univariate (2017)

Ryan joined Glasswing in August 2015, and hopes that the band will continue to bring an old school mentality back to both live and written music. Ryan was also a founding member of Erie death metallers, Bravura, who he played guitar in from 2013-2015. “Music to me has always been the ultimate form of self expression. It includes words for those who are good with them, visual effects for physical expression in a live setting, and finally the music itself for those, like myself, who aren’t good at the other two.” Aside from music, Ryan works as a professional web developer and enjoys rollerblading and learning about technology.

Gear:
Tama Drums
Remo drum heads
Zildjian and Sabian Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks

Upcoming Shows

  • June 28, 2017
  • Black Forge Coffee House
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 29, 2017
  • JP Lovedraft's Micro Pub
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • June 30, 2017
  • Gussy's Bar
  • Astoria, NY
  • July 1, 2017
  • The Rice House
  • Albany, NY
  • July 2, 2017
  • TBA
  • Buffalo, NY
Date Venue City
June 28, 2017 Black Forge Coffee House Pittsburgh, PA
June 29, 2017 JP Lovedraft's Micro Pub Harrisburg, PA
June 30, 2017 Gussy's Bar Astoria, NY
July 1, 2017 The Rice House Albany, NY
July 2, 2017 TBA Buffalo, NY

Contact Us

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glasswing814@gmail.com