- Member #
- Member since
- 2 Mar 2009
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Trombone
- Classic Rock, Funk, Christian Contemporary
- Screen name:
- St. Donatus, Iowa, 52071
- 46 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocalist - General.
I have moved to Germany...so I am not as available as I previously was...
I am in my mid 40s, reasonably tall, salt-and-pepper hair, beard and mustache, blue/grey eyes. I've been playing in bands of various kinds for over 20 years, including oldies, classic rock, funk, and contemporary Christian.
I have been writing my own music since the early 80s - ballads, country, rock, and Christian stuff. I've got some limited arranging skills that could be further developed and utilized as well.
I studied music at the University of Northern Iowa and earned a minor in audio recording technology. I've run sound for numerous events and concerts, done live recording work, and have a small hobby studio.
I like to think that I am committed to whatever group I play in. In high school, I was in an oldies band for 2 years, plus marching and concert bands and choir. In college, I played in a wide variety of ensembles and sang in choir. I've done musical theater. I spent 4+ years in Faculty Lounge, an all-teacher funk band in Des Moines, playing trombone, bari sax, and keys and singing lead and backing vocals. These days, I fill in on bass, vocals, and horns as needed. Moving to the Twin Cities put me in Crosstown, a classic/dance rock band, as a keyboard player, rhythm guitarist, and singer (lead and backing vocals). Moving back to Iowa forced me to leave that group. I'm committed to CR for the long haul.
I work to build solid relationships in whatever band I am in.
Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Dan Fogelberg, Phil Keaggy, Tower of Power, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Keith Green, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Guess Who.
Guitar: Dean Onyx (acoustic)
Bass: Epiphone Les Paul special
Vocal range - bass through 2nd tenor