BUFFALO'S NEWEST INSTRUMENTAL ROCK QUARTET TAKES CENTER STAGE
Dream Spectrum is an instrumental hard rock quartet from Buffalo, NY. The band was formed in late 2013 by Alex Braun and Jake Schoenle, with Sam Osmond becoming the lead guitarist for the band early the next year, and Todd Glosser added as the fourth member in March of 2015. Based in Western New York, the quartet predominately plays hard rock, but also incorporates progressive elements into their style. Sam's heavy riffing, backed by Todd's driving rhythm, Alex's melodic bass lines, and Jake's technical drum beats create a unique and powerful sound. Jeff Miers of the Buffalo News described the band as 'all instrumental melodic metal,' but this is only a part of the Dream Spectrum sound. The overall style of Dream Spectrum stems from Sam's experience in rock, jazz, and blues and Todd's hard rock background, along with Jake and Alex's progressive rock roots. Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls recently placed the band as a prime time act in the 2015 Music is Art festival, showing a great interest in the band and their material.
The band's debut album is now available on the Store page of our site!
SAM OSMOND is the lead guitarist for Dream Spectrum. At 21 years of age, the master shredder has experience in many different styles, including rock, blues, and jazz. He composes much of the music, along with Jake and Alex. After joining, he soon became an integral part of the heavy Dream Spectrum sound. He uses many different complex patterns in his soloing, and makes use of sweeping, shredding, and tapping.
-PRS Custom 24 (Primary)
-Ibanez Prestige S Series guitar (D-standard tuning)
-Fender HSS Stratocaster
-Orange Rockerverb 100 Mkiii Amplifier
-Orange 4x12 cabinet
-MXR Carbon Copy Delay
-Boss Noise Suppressor
-Cry Baby Wah-Wah
-Charvel San Dimas guitar (Primary)
-Blackstar HT Club 40 combo amplifier
-Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 4x12 Cabinet
-Boss DD-3 Delay
-Solo Boost pedal
ALEX BRAUN is the bassist for Dream Spectrum. Twenty-one-year-old Alex has been playing since he was 11 years old. He has played in many groups around Buffalo, and has played hard rock, metal, and more progressive styles. He gets a powerful bass sound and provides a strong foundation for the band. He currently is studying at Villa Maria College in Buffalo with bassist Jerry Livingston. He also plays some of the keyboards and synths for the band.
-Rickenbacker 4003W (Primary)
-Warwick Corvette Proline Bass (D-Standard tuning)
-Fender Jazz Bass [x2] (secondary)
-Ampeg SVT-4 Pro Amplifier
-Genz Benz 4x10 Cabinet
JAKE SCHOENLE is the drummer for Dream Spectrum. The youngest member of the band, 17-year-old Jake began playing guitar when he was 8-years old. Soon after, he started drumming, and continues to experiment with various instruments. He took lessons with Damone "The Funky Miracle" Jackson, which added to his experience in many styles, ranging from progressive rock to funk and jazz.
-Treeworks, LP, and Roland Percussion