Sin City Presents Magazine January 2019 Volume 6 Issue 1 - Page 14

ANDY SARCONE ROONEY

SIN CITY SHREDDER OF THE YEAR 2018

On December 19th Sin City Presents Magazine hosted their first signature event, the Sin City Shredder of the Year Awards at Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill in partnership with the John Zito Electric Jam.

The contest began with 36 guitarist and ended with one grand prize winner, Andy Sarcone Rooney. The initial nominees for the award were determined by the magazine's publisher and included the 36 Las Vegas based guitarists that had been previously featured as a 'Sin City Shredder" the local magazine dubbing the list its "Shredder Hall of Fame".

The public was invited to cast their votes online for their favorite nominees and Rooney’s fans rallied from around the world for the Las Vegas based guitarist.

The monthly recurring Sin City Shredder feature has become a fan and artist favorite since it's addition in February of 2015. We find these artists, on the stages and in the studios of Las Vegas, each with a different story and journey.

Congratulations Andy on winning our first Sin City Shredder of the Year Award. Your fans really rallied the votes!

First things first, we want to know how that sweet custom guitar sounds. Can you give us a little review?

The guitar is awesome, and it sounds great. S.L. designs did a great job with it. Thanks again Sin City Presents.

I really want to thank everybody who got involved with the magazine’s event, everybody who voted and was following the awards on a day to day basis. Moreover, I want to thank the people who we never meet but think of us as family and are a huge part of this trip we call Rock and Roll. I want to congratulate all the other nominees in their achievements and musicianship. The night of the awards was awesome, everybody was smiling and having a good time. I would like to extend my gratitude to all my friends who came from all over, the photographers and graphic designers who froze these moments in time forever, so we can remember them.

For those that haven't heard your music how would you describe your playing style?

Spelled Moon is a melodic based Power Metal project. We do lots of fast rhythms and progressions, but melody is key for me. I’d say that my playing is classically oriented, but I’ll let the listener be the judge.

Do you have any updates you can share about the album?

SIN CITY PRESENTS MAGAZINE | JANUARY 2019