Paul Tauterouff’s – Audio Chocolate CD Review
Paul Tauterouff’s Audio Chocolate has a lot to offer people who don’t normally listen to instrumentals as well as those who love them. Audio Chocolate has ten songs, six instrumentals and four with vocals. It’s really hard for me to pin point where Paul’s Signature sound lies. Audio Chocolate showcases many different styles, Blues, Metal, and Jazz along with that long forgotten rock n roll feel.
Track List Is As Follows
Frozen Heart – T2 Edition
I had a chance to ask Paul a few questions about Audio Chocolate. Check It Out
RN: How long have you been playing for?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: I started playing around 8 or 9 years old. My father bought me an acoustic guitar? A few years later around the age of 14, I bought my first electric guitar and my first amp.
RN: Growing up, what bands inspired you the most?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: Well it had to be Kiss. My buddies and I would sit in my mom’s basement and play air guitar to Kiss Alive. I was a big time Kiss freak. Kiss was the starter.
RN: At what point did you decide to quit your day job and become a full time musician?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: I was teaching at a music store and I wanted to become a better teacher. Not that I thought I was a bad teacher, I just wanted to be the best teacher that I could be. Around 2006 I ran across Tom Hess. I signed up with Tom to become a better teacher. After a little bite of that. He started up this program called The Music Careers Mentoring Program. I was a little hesitant at first, but I signed up. And I’m glade I did because it changed my attitude and gave me the tools to get myself out there a little bite. In 2007 Tom hired me to be Co. Manager of The Music Careers Mentoring Program. So that was a big turn for me. I now had another music related income besides for teaching. At that point I was still working a day job and I was teaching and it was getting pretty tough. In 2008 we did a guitar clinic tour together and Tom and I were sitting in a dinner in up state NY. He asks me “why I didn’t quit my day job“? After he said that, all I could thing about it how wonderful it would be to make my own hours and be in control of my own time. And I have already seen people getting laid off after they have been there 30 and 40 years. And that’s when I made the decision to be my own boss. Because I’ll never piss my self off enough to fire myself.
RN: Tell us about your CD Audio Chocolate?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: It was long over due. I remember when Steve Via and Joe Satriani came out with their first CD’s. That was a huge influence on me. To have my own CD with my name on it.
RN: The Song “Frozen Heart” you do as an instrumental and with vocals as well. Why did you decide to do that?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: I was going to put it on the CD as an instrumental and I got an e mail from the singer, Peter Tamdog, he is from Germany. And he recorded vocals over the song without asking me and sent it to me as a surprise. I liked it so much I had him send me the original files and I added it to the song.
RN: Why didn’t you go with an all instrumental CD?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: My original intention was to do an instrumental CD. I asked a friend of mine Johnny Ryan, to do lyrics for the song “Rebel” he did a great job and at the time I was trying to figure out what I was going to do with the song “Voices” I asked him to sing on that too. So I went with a blend because I thought people would like it.
RN: What’s next? Do you have any plans for your next project?
PAUL TAUTEROUFF: I am starting on the next PAUL TAUTEROUFF CD right away and that will be a full on instrumental. And also Jonny Ryan and I are starting a soulful, heavy rock band with a blues influence called American Mongrel.
Thanks to PAUL TAUTEROUFF for taking time and talking to us.
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