ELECTRONIC music stars will talk to synth fans at an exclusive event charting the history of Roland.
A panel of experts, including Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree and Japan), Graham Massey (808 State) and Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) will all talk about their experiences creating electronic music at an event at Huddersfield University’s St Paul’s Hall.
All three guests are intrinsically linked to the history of the synthesizer. Richard Barbieri’s first ever synth was the Roland System 700, and he’s never looked back. His band, Japan, notched up numerous hits in the ‘80s and they became a cornerstone of the influential synth-pop movement.
Graham Massey infamously named his band ‘808 State’ after the famous Roland TR-808 drum machine, which – along with the TB-303 – was an essential component to the way the band produced their music.
Jody Wisternoff uses a stable of Roland synths, including the Juno-106 and the legendary Jupiter-8, to make progressive house and breaks as one half of Way Out West.
Guests will also have the chance to get their hands on some rare and ultra- covetable Roland gear.
The Roland Synth Story is from 7pm on November 29. To register for your ticket, visit www.roland.co.uk/synthstory