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  Niels Vejlyt  



I was born in 1971 and started to play guitar at the age of 15 but did'nt get serious about it until I was 18. When I was 20 I heard Yngwie Malmsteen and from then on I knew I had to practice at least 10 to 18 hours a day to reach the level of technical skill I wanted. I went to a Højskole where I played in bands and later on got myself a teacher who showed me scales and arpeggios. In 1992 I played a few concerts as a member in my first Heavy metal band. After that I played in many different styles of bands, from metal to fusion and pop. In 1996 I joined Toms Tired who played many gigs in Copenhagen and Aarhus. A year after, Toms Tired split up and the leadsinger (Thomas Duelund) and I formed Glow 41. Glow 41 put out "for One", recorded in mediasound by Peter Brander. The record featured Søren Rasmussen/Bass and Kim Johansen/Drums. Glow 41 made a tv-appearance and a couple of local newspapers showed enough interest to write articles about the band. Glow 41 lastet until 1999.

Now I play in the progressive metal band My Empty Room. In My empty room I met the great drummer Jacob Vand, who also helps me out recording my own songs.

My inspirations are Shawn Lane, Allan Holdsworth, George Bellas, Paganini, Symphony X, J.S. Bach, Yngwie Malmsteen, Borislav Mitic, Vitalij Kuprij and Mark Boals.



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