Helder Rock was born in August and started his steps in music with the age of 6, at 15 studied Classical Guitar and then joined several groups of different genres, played Jazz, Hard Rock, New Age, Country and Folk, including a New Age Bah'i band.for several years worked as Roadie for several bands and during those years his loss of hearing became bigger, this difficulty made him refrain from singing and so he decided to make instrumental music. He is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music, New Age . Instrumental Rock was popular in the early years, from the early 60's it started to be crushed under the weight of bands like the Beach Boys and The Beatles to name just 2. Instrumental music in general is not very popular due to the lack of lyrics for people to sing along and therefore easily memorise, but is still considered possibly the best form of music
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Mike Oldfield, but also Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Kitaro, Jean-Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk. Beethoven and Vivaldi as well of course.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I've been in bands but right now I am a studio project musician.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Mike Oldfield and Shakatak
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
12000 people, long time ago.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
I would enjoy the silence and the sound of the waves... I would take a rest from Music.