SEEKINGAcoustic Guitar, Vocalist, Keyboard.
I am a seasoned keyboard and guitar player seeking opportunities to collaborate in the local area. I'm interest in song writing, playing live, studio work, engineering, or just hanging out and jamming for fun. Over the last 10 years I have played 100+ shows in various original, cover and tribute bands. I have also played on many studio recordings (both in home and commercial studios) and I have my own well equipped home studio.
Though I consider myself primarily a keyboardist, I also have a good deal of experience playing acoustic and electric guitar. In several bands I switch between instruments from song to song. I've been classically trained on both piano and guitar and I can read music and play from charts with a high level of proficiency.
Over the past few years I have greatly expanded my craft at recreating diverse multi-instrumental parts live on keyboard. With my background in computer technology and audio recording/engineering I have been able to reproduce increasingly complex musical arrangement live utilizing the variety of features in modern digital instruments, particularly my Yamaha Motif XS. In one recent example for a tribute show I was required to cover multiple parts in a single song including orchestral string and brass sections, synthesizer, percussion, sampled background vocals and sound effects, Hammond organ and even some backing rhythm guitar parts.
I also occasionally provide other music related services including:
- Recording backing tracks for bands looking to add keyboard or other instrumentation live
- Editing audio and video media for websites
- Recording promotional tracks for singers looking to build their portfolio
- Engineering recordings sessions
- Playing studio sessions
Please don't hesitate to give me a call if you are interested in playing. Please feel free to check out some of my material at sound cloud under my profile: batch151. I try to regularly add new stuff there so it's a good place to start.
- Screen name:
- Batch 151
- Member since:
- Oct 08 2007
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Beatles, CSN, Led Zepplin, Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Steely Dan, U2, Yes, Sting, Pink Floyd, Live, The Who, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Leonard Cohen, Tim Minchin, Looney Tunes, Paul Simon, Roy Bittan, Rick Wakeman, Decemberists, Avett Brothers, many more...
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Vocalist - Bass:
Main instruments: Roland FA08, Hammand XK1c, Yamaha Motif XS, Yamaha digital piano, Taylor acoustic, Fender Strat, Gretcsh Electromatic semi hollow body, melodica, nylon string acoustic
Home studio: PC and Sonar-based, multiple mics and pre-amps, Focal monitors, many plug-ins, amps, guitar pedals, outboard gear and drum kit.
Live: mics, mixing board, harmonizer, feedback eliminator, headphone distribution, guitar and keyboard amps, etc.
You Arrived Track number: 1 Year: 2003 Genre: Classic Rock
The first song Marshall and I wrote together. This was recorded in my home studio.
Karma (Goes to Die)
Karma (Goes to Die) Track number: 2 Year: 2004 Genre: Classic Rock
Also recorded in my home studio. Thanks to Mitch, Andy and Chris.
Find Myself Alone
Find Myself Alone Track number: 3 Year: 2003 Genre: Other
Also recorded at home. Thanks to Paul and Mitch.