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.
The songs I covered in the demos on 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.
- Screen name:
- A One Night Band
- Member since:
- Jan 06 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
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))(g)mail(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.
Christmas Dreams - an improvisational cover
Christmas Dreams - an improvisational cover Track number: 8 Year: 2011 Album: Cover song from TSO CD, The Lost Christmas Eve Genre: Alternative
My cover of another TSO song written by Pauyl O'Neill.
Nevada City Night in Blues - a cover of TSO's Christmas Nights in Blue
Nevada City Night in Blues - a cover of TSO's Christmas Nights in Blue Track number: 10 Year: 2011 Album: The Lost Christmas Eve - Trans-Siberian Orchestra Genre: Lounge
This ia a cover (with a few lyric changes) of a song written by Paul O'Neill and recorded by TSO on their CD The Lost Christmas Eve. The original song is titled, "Christmas Nights in Blue".
The Wisdom of Snow - another improvisational cover
The Wisdom of Snow - another improvisational cover Track number: 1 Year: 2011 Album: Cover from TSO CD The Lost Christmas Eve Genre: Other