Andre Lassalle/ VRBOG
"" I have been playing guitar for quite awhile with many groups, there is a consistent thread to my career EMG pickups have been a consistent sound and performance pickup. When I recorded the soundtrack to "Street Smart" with Miles Davis thanks to Robert Irving III, this was the pickup that had the bandwidth and sound to cut through the mix, the sustain to sound like a siren and the spirit of conviction. I am now using these pickups in a band with my Brother Vernon Reid in "Band Of Gypsys Revisited Band" it was through Vernon I became aware of the breadth of these pickups. I have used other pickups but none of them has performed for me like EMG!!!!! I am confident of my decision to now use these exclusively!!!!!!"
André ‘Dré Glo’ Lassalle is from Hempstead Long Island N.Y. & has played guitar for over forty-five years. A host of styles in his arsenal from rock to reggae to rhythm and blues, and all styles in between has allowed Dré to hit the studio & stage with the legendary Miles Davis, Robert Irving III, Darryl Jones, John Schofield, Buddy Williams, Jerry Jemmott (Bassist with King Curtis & The Kingpins, Aretha Franklin & Greg Allman and Friends), Huey Lewis, Melvin Sparks, Gregg “The Professor” Woods, Tony Humphries, Lady Miss Kier and Dee-Lite (Power Of Love Guitar Mix), Michael Hampton (Parlament-Funkadelic) and experience an over twenty year musical association with fellow guitarist Vernon Reid.
André toured with Epic recording artist Eye and I and has been the opening act with his own group … André Lassalle and Premonition for Billy Bragg, Ice T, Greg Lassalle (a cousin who is a talented musician from Toronto) and Ziggy Marley.
He has performed with Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) and Robert Randolph (Family Band) at NYC’s Beacon Theater; along with Queen Esther Marrow & The Harlem Gospel Singers and Greg Tate & Jared Michael Nickerson’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.
André and Tony Humphries (world renowned Mix DJ) have recorded in the past and are currently working on new projects that will explore new avenues of experimentation and sound. One of those projects is a remix of “But Beautiful” featuring Billie Holiday for Sony Legacy Records.
Wayne Kounty of Warner Bros. Records featured André on its recent recording “Fantasy World.” The song “Take You Away” from the Wayne Kounty release can be found on the movie soundtrack “PUSH” which aired on Showtime.