- Member #
- Member since
- 21 Oct 2006
- Last activity record:
- Active within 2 weeks
- Instruments played:
- Trombone, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar
- Classical, Classic Rock, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Plano, Texas, 75075
- 59 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - General, Other, Drums.
Lead Guitar, and Lead Keyboards, do both, strong backup singer too. myspace.com/armstronglance. Like others on this site, I've been absent from the stage a long time, but always keeping up my skills at home.
Lead Guitar: I'd describe my playing fit for a large arena rock band. My style is similar to Richie Blackmore's, but I've been influenced by all the great guitar players in my time.
Lead Keyboardist: I'm a multi-keyboardist too, played a lot of Keith Emerson material. Toured a lot during 71 to 74 time period, quit full time to finish my degree but continued to put together progressive rock bands.
Bass Guitar: Played bass in soul groups in the 60's.
Arranging: I love an orchestra with a band, like the Moody Blues sound. So I'm really into strings and have a knack for arranging and coming up with orchestra parts. I love writing motion picture themes too, a lot that translate to a band pretty well. (But I still prefer to ROCK on my guitar)
Music is my life. I had dedicated the early years on performing live. I've dedicated recent years on songwriting. I don't have the time anymore to painstakenly sequence all the parts at home, and I miss playing live. Would like to find a really good drummer and bassist to hash out some original ideas.
I put musicians in 2 categories, you're either a figure skater, or a hockey player. Metal guys are the hockey players, and your old lady piano teacher is the figure skater. I guess I cross the full spectrum and like it all, but mostly like to rock.
As for a timetable that I could commit to, I'm overloaded at my day job right now and working on reducing that. I can't play full time unless it pays much more than my day job. (gotta pay the bills you know)
I'm constantly composing, and would like to pursue that more than just putting another copy band together.
I have a brother who's a master at the B3, and lead singer. Just call him John Lord or Greg Rollie the 2nd. We've worked together in bands together most all our lives, Since I play lead guitar and keyboards the 2 of us have been the nucleus of our bands. We've played a lot of Deep Purple, Uriah Heap, Moody Blues, Santana, Genesis, Kansas, Asia, Yes, ELP, Allman Bros, and many more strong guitar/keyboard format bands.
Most of the greats from the 60's to present, 60's soul, then 70's arena rock, Deep Purple, Yes, ELP, Genesis, Santana, Moody Blues, so many more. Most recent influences of course are Eric Johnson, and Mayer's tone. Gotta have that mega Strat tone.
Guitars, keyboards, amps, just about everything a musician would ever need. (my old setup in 2nd pic below)