Influentiality & Historicizing

CANNING branding logo with a montage of many pictures inside of the character outlines which form the band name @CanningMusic

         DRUMS...BASS...GUITAR, these elementary building blocks are what CANNING employs to articulate a distinctive voice as a whole. From simple aspirations in the beginning to fortifying a reality. A depth and reflection can be found within the chosen notes as time progresses forward. Between the intervals, an understanding of space develops that plays into an emotional grasp that can only be described as life. The following recognizes moments touching upon the origins wherein unique individual musical foundations began, which have continuously flowed into the now and eventually, momentarily, reaching into the beyond…

Bass - Vocals
CANNING Bassist - Fritz Armstrong’s smiling profile image at CanningMusic

FRITZ ARMSTRONG____

      When Fritz was five, his father set up an old worn RadioShack stereo in the work area of the garage and in the living room, there was also another stereo setup. The later was not to be touched by any prying hands, so the garage naturally become the room in which Fritz would spend most of his time in. After some Sesame Street and Disney records, the goods finally arrived - ‘The Magical Mystery Tour’. Forging deep within his ears was a music that was simply beyond compare. These musical notes had this special sound to them. Now, as with every recording he has listened to since and leading up to this present day, Fritz approaches listening rather openly for the possibility of a new kind of sound or sense of feeling. Having learned vastly from that original experience, he claims…’That's gold for my ears.’

Drums
CANNING Drummer - Tom Miller’s grinning profile image at CanningMusic

TOM MILLER_________

       Once peaking the top-forty countdown, ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’ was a number one radio hit for what seemed like years to Tom. Every Sunday afternoon, his family would wake up and listen to the countdown in its entirety, but when that song came on he felt like Ralphie opening up the much-anticipated package containing the decoder ring. Undoubtedly saying, he was now hooked on the anticipation and raw thunder of a riff and a beat! Starting to bang on a friend's drum kit at an early age, Tom would achieve some success at playing the straightforward and pure unembellished drumbeat that drew him inward. He just couldn't get enough, thus knowing that…’I had to play music forever.’

 Guitar - Vocals
CANNING Guitarist - Ricky Canning’s elated profile image at CanningMusic

RICKY CANNING______

      During childhood, Ricky recalls the FM radio in the family’s living room where he found himself sitting many, many times next to  in an armchair anxiously waiting for a particular song to emit from behind the radio’s mesh cover. ‘Standing in the rain, with his head hung low…Couldn’t get a ticket, it was a sold-out show…’ emulated from behind the meshed faceplate. ‘I fell in love with it,’ Ricky admits. The syncopated guitar, drum pounding rhythms, along with blistering vocals that would propel Ricky into that groove. ‘He heard one guitar’…and was hooked for life.

_ The Present _

         With the completion of a set of singles in 2022 and a bunch more approaching in 2024, CANNING is excited to bring the music to the people. In the end, CANNING is simply a live band. The utter most excitement and purpose exists for Ricky, Tom and Fritz in this manner in regards to their musical lives and endeavors. As for the fan, a true connection can be made by experiencing the depths and devotion found within the assault and gentle caress of a live show. CANNING deems to explore their music and portray a song in its rightful place, at least for that given moment in time. Throughout the years, it’s been noticed that many times CANNING does not play the song, moreover, with the elasticity of time, the song will play them…

_ The Future _

         Not setting any lofty, extensive or unrealistic goals, but to simply continue as a whole rolling into the nearer days and futher years ahead. Hopefully reaching out and affecting those around with positivity, including the band themselves. Experiencing the wonders of a moment with those present for the inspirations that they bring. Stopping to appreciate, or at least slowing down enough to realize the beauty that can be found within and all around. These are the goals CANNING deems to be reachable, realistic and growable into the near ever-expanding future.

_ The Influences _

Beatles, Phish, Electronica, Technical Death Metal, Sabbath, Eazy E

_Fritz

CANNING bass player Fritz Armstrong at CanningMusic simply smiling rather happily facing directly into the camera
Pink Floyd, Cream, Dead, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Aphex Twin, Phish, Radiohead

Tom_

CANNING drummer Tom Miller at CanningMusic painting a picture looking intently at the brush touching canvas
Page, Bjork, Liszt, Stevie Ray, de Lucia, Allmans, Weir, Mahler, Houser, Tool, Amos, Zappa, Buckley, Garcia, Clapton, McLaughlin, Di Meola

_Ricky

CANNING guitar player Ricky Canning at CanningMusic going up an escalator looking right with red hair
CANNING artist GIF image of Fritz the bassist, Ricky the guitarist & Tom the percussionist of CanningMusic CANNING profile series of photographic images of Ricky in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with short red hair Ricky plays an amber burst Yamaha electrical classical guitar with nylon strings at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley CA USA CANNING profile photo progression of Tom in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with skull cap and sunglasses on his head Ricky plays a green Samick six string acoustic guitar at a little venue in the Richmond district of San Francisco CA USA CANNING profile photo collection of Fritz in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with regular glasses and a skull cap CANNING band GIF photo of Ricky the guitar player, Tom the drummer and Fritz the bass player at CanningMusic
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CANNING branding logo with a montage of many pictures inside of the character outlines which form the band name @CanningMusic
CANNING Drummer - Tom Miller’s grinning profile image at CanningMusic
CANNING Guitarist - Ricky Canning’s elated profile image at CanningMusic
CANNING artist GIF image of Fritz the bassist, Ricky the guitarist & Tom the percussionist of CanningMusic
CANNING profile series of photographic images of Ricky in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with short red hair Ricky plays an amber burst Yamaha electrical classical guitar with nylon strings at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley CA USA
CANNING profile photo progression of Tom in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with skull cap and sunglasses on his head Ricky plays a green Samick six string acoustic guitar at a little venue in the Richmond district of San Francisco CA USA CANNING profile photo collection of Fritz in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with regular glasses and a skull cap CANNING band GIF photo of Ricky the guitar player, Tom the drummer and Fritz the bass player at CanningMusic
CANNING Babydoll girl posing for CanningMusic branding image
CANNING branding logo with a montage of many pictures inside of the character outlines which form the band name @CanningMusic
CANNING artist GIF image of Fritz the bassist, Ricky the guitarist & Tom the percussionist of CanningMusic
CANNING profile series of photographic images of Ricky in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with short red hair Ricky plays an amber burst Yamaha electrical classical guitar with nylon strings at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley CA USA
CANNING profile photo progression of Tom in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with skull cap and sunglasses on his head Ricky plays a green Samick six string acoustic guitar at a little venue in the Richmond district of San Francisco CA USA CANNING profile photo collection of Fritz in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with regular glasses and a skull cap CANNING band GIF photo of Ricky the guitar player, Tom the drummer and Fritz the bass player at CanningMusic
CANNING Babydoll girl posing for CanningMusic branding image
CANNING branding logo with a montage of many pictures inside of the character outlines which form the band name @CanningMusic
CANNING Bassist - Fritz Armstrong’s smiling profile image at CanningMusic
CANNING Drummer - Tom Miller’s grinning profile image at CanningMusic
CANNING Guitarist - Ricky Canning’s elated profile image at CanningMusic
CANNING bass player Fritz Armstrong at CanningMusic simply smiling rather happily facing directly into the camera
CANNING drummer Tom Miller at CanningMusic painting a picture looking intently at the brush touching canvas
CANNING guitar player Ricky Canning at CanningMusic going up an escalator looking right with red hair
CANNING artist GIF image of Fritz the bassist, Ricky the guitarist & Tom the percussionist of CanningMusic CANNING profile series of photographic images of Ricky in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with short red hair Ricky plays an amber burst Yamaha electrical classical guitar with nylon strings at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley CA USA CANNING profile photo progression of Tom in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with skull cap and sunglasses on his head Ricky plays a green Samick six string acoustic guitar at a little venue in the Richmond district of San Francisco CA USA CANNING profile photo collection of Fritz in front of a brick wall at CanningMusic with regular glasses and a skull cap CANNING band GIF photo of Ricky the guitar player, Tom the drummer and Fritz the bass player at CanningMusic
CANNING Babydoll girl posing for CanningMusic branding image