Todd Andreozzi (guitar, backing vocals)is the co-founder if iE, along with David Upegui. Hes advanced his studies in jazz theory and application with theguidance of long time teacher, Wayne Jarrell at The Guitar Workshop in East Greenwich, RI, and cites Eddie Van Halen as his primary influence. Eddie changed everything about guitar playing. He also cites Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Paco DeLucia, and Vicente Amigo as other influences.
Todd has got to have about the most intense picking style on the planet; working his solos in iE songs until they about to burst into flames, yet never breaking the delicate nylon strings on his guitar. When I write and play, I am trying to bring about an emotion from the listener, it doesn't have to be the same emotion that I am feeling; I try to paint a picture in the listeners' minds: bring them back to an earlier memory or transport them somewhere they've never been.
Todd's equipment list is:
Cordoba 55 FCE
- Taylor 414 CE
- Fender Custom 68 Deluxe Reverb RI
- MXR Badass 78 distortion
- Zendrive pedal
- Xotic EP Booster
- Don Jose Cuatro from Puerto Rico
Custom T-Style with TV Jones Powertron, paint job by Curtis Potter
- All guitar work expertly done by Stan and team at Noll Guitars