- Member #
- Member since
- 16 Apr 2006
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 month
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Orlando, Florida, 32804
- 44 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- Years playing music:
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer.
I have been musically inactive for a number of years (real life got in the way), and I am now looking to begin playing again. While I am considering a solo project of some kind, I really wish to be part of a team/band situation again as well. I am a multi-instrumentalist who also happens to be able to sing, although I am primarily a bass player in a band situation.
I love many kinds of music (my CD collection is huge, and features literally everything from ABBA to Zappa and everything in between!), but my favorite style to play is progressive rock in all its myriad forms. My main influences on bass guitar: Geddy Lee (Rush), Chris Squire (Yes), Paul McCartney, John Entwhistle, Doug Pinnick (King's X), Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick), Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Simon Gallup (The Cure)...my singing voice has been (favourably) compared to: John Wetton (Asia, UK, King Crimson), Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Sting, and Peter Gabriel.
All that being said, I hope that I have forged my own style that, although pays homage to these greats (I have no qualms about wearing my influences on my sleeve...LOL), still sounds distinctive on its own.
"What can this strange device be?
When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?
See how it sings like a sad heart
And joyously screams out its pain
[Incomprehensible] that build high like a mountain
Or notes that fall gently like rain"
(from "Discovery", on the album '2112' by RUSH)