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About Schmange

Holland Landing, Canada

Kevin (Schmange) Taylor's musical career began as a lead guitar player, touring the U.K. with the ground-breaking alternative band 'Essex'. With 'Schmange', he has formed a Rock Band which comprises not only an extraordinary blend of electrifying Rock and Techno, but a light and stage show that is guaranteed to blow your socks off
Besides his studio work and touring, Kevin currently has more than 500 advanced guitar lessons on his official website "" and the #1 sight for beginner to advanced guitarists "
His sites currently have over 5 million hits per month and a growing fan base of over almost 500,000 signed members

What The Press Are Saying..
A six member techno/electronic band from the United Kingdom brings to us a 2-disc collection of pulsating electronic music. Music that would be fitting for a movie soundtrack and/or even better for a video game, as it seems to bring to life everything around you. This doesn't seem to be your standard every day techno/electronic music either, it almost seems to combine elements from an assortment of genres like metal, rock, industrial, dance and more. I've never really been a huge fan of instrumental styles of electronic music i.e. "Soundscape," but I think SCHMANGE have made a new dent in my collection. I loved the incorporation of the rock/metal guitars into their pulsing bass-beat backdrop and techno vibes. It gave the music an element that I could enjoy, even for not being a big fan of this style of music. I would say that this is the type of music for those who enjoy the wails of electric guitars mixed with dancey drum beats and a humming soundscape of electronics
[Wednesday Elektra - Space Junkies Magazine

OUTSTANDING Electronic/Techno high energy music - Gold Artist Awar

OK, do you like techno and rock guitar fused together? If not, move on to the next review. If you do, or you're not sure because you've never heard any thing like it, then you need to check out Schmange on his CD release PhaseIV Chronicles. Generally using hard-edged techno as a base, Schmange layers his guitar sounds (rooted in '70s and '80s rock) over the top, achieving a kind of dramatic, David Gilmour feel. In fact, if you like say, Tangerine Dream, modern sounds and Gilmour's work, you'd feel right at home. Tracks such as "MoogBoog" are more hard rock than techno, allowing for more of a guitar hero approach - thus sucking in even more guitar fans. Got to hand it to Schmange, he's doing a great job trying to appeal to a wider base here with his compositions. An 'A' for creativity as well


The man who calls himself Schmange is quickly becoming an international commodity. He began his career playing guitar for three years in the band Essex. Now he's out on his own...writing and recording wild guitar driven techno pop and teaching his techniques to others. This man already has offices in Canada and England...and more are probably on the way. Phase IV Chronicles is a mind-blowing double CD set featuring an impressive collection of 31 compositions. The tunes go all over the place...but the one constant is the incredible guitar playing. Listening to this double album, it's no wonder that so many people are looking to Schmange for guidance. Free flowing and upbeat, these tracks are as slick and professional as anything we've heard on any label...independent or major... As a word of warning, however, this is a lot of material to take in at one be forewarned. Extremely well orchestrated. (Rating: 5

-LMNOP Review

Phase IV Chronicles has a handful of compositions worthy of booty shaking and head banging

- Philip Stone,


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