Hey there, Rob here. I was born in Detroit and grew up in Birmingham (Beverly Hills) Michigan until I got caught up in the very last military draft, where I spent the formative years of my youth flying over the "not-so-friendly" skies of Southeast Asia. I guess you would call me a "late bloomer" in music, since I have spent the last 40 years of my life working a full time job and raising a family. I am now living in Northern California.
I play a little guitar, some keys, and drums. I also do some squawking in a microphone, but personally, I don't consider myself an accomplished singer. Although I have very few and limited bragging rights, on several occasions I have been blessed with opportunities to put together seven-piece bands for special projects, and it has worked out quite well. One project in particular was our Pink Floyd tribute in which we performed to a standing-room-only audience. Our sets featured the first side of the album "Wish You Were Here", and the second side of "Dark Side of the Moon". A few songs from "The Wall" rounded out our set list nicely. I was fortunate enough to find a fantastic lead guitar player, a very intuitive drummer, a terrific saxophone player, a "right-on-the-Money" bass player (pun intended), wonderfully talented ladies singing back up, me on keys, and an awesome sound crew that made it one very memorable evening (ergo the name, "A One Night Band").
The songs I covered above in the demos at the top of this page, "Christmas Dreams", "Nevada City Night In Blues" (the original song title being, "Christmas Nights in Blue"), and "The Wisdom of Snow", were composed by Paul O'Neill, Al Pitrelli, Robert Kinkle, and Jon Oliva and originally recorded and performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). Those three songs appear on TSO's CD, "The Lost Christmas Eve".
NOTE: Nothing beats a good pair of stereo headphones. Hope you enjoy.
Currently, I am playing with a great group of guys out of Browns Valley, CA and we are playing Classic Rock, some Country, some Reggae, Chicago Blues, and even some oldy, moldy Doo-Wop music from the 50's. Together, we have played a Country Barn Dance, a Blues Bar-B-Q, a Romantic Rockabilly Anniversary Party, Annual Rock n' Roll Wine-bottling parties (those are always an Epic event!), birthday parties, a Fifties-Era Sock Hop, and an End of the World Celebration. The more we play, the better it gets, and seems to get much more fun!
- Screen name:
- A One Night Band
- Member since:
- Jan 06 2011
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
I used to (and still do) listen to the main stream Rock Pioneers from out of the sixties and seventies (ex. The Who, The Doors, Hendrix, Floyd, Deep Purple, etc.) plus quite a few underground bands.
These days, I am still a huge fan of Classic Rock, and I absolutely love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Their live stage preformances are amazing, accompanied by a spectacular light show!!!
The most important influence in my life is Jesus Christ.
"I believe what I believe, and that's what makes me who I am". - Mac Powell
If you like, you can e-mail me at: tsoroxu(at)(dot)com
I used my Yamaha YPG 635 for the keyboard voicings, my Epiphone LP for the guitar tracks, and a Roland SH-101 for Special FX. I use an old Korg D-8 recorder as my canvas. I use effects to give the sounds more spacial dimension. I used a shock-mounted Behringer B-2 condensor mic on both vocal songs.