SEEKINGOther, Keyboard, Bass Guitar.
I have been a performing musician since the 4th grade when I was sentenced to the tuba. Along the way I added trombone and soon became quite proficient while playing in various local community and school bands, orchestras and ensembles. In 1981 as a high school senior I was invited to play in the Wagner College band and a year later attended that school as a music major after being awarded a scholarship.
While immersed in my studies, I became interested in the bass shortly after buying RUSH's Moving Pictures album. A polite obsession soon ensued- with the world of progressive rock, fusion and classic rock opened to me, I began to soak up the influences. I began the cover/original band Cheap Day Return with my brother Paul, endeavoring to write original material in the vein of my heroes, namely- RUSH, Jethro Tull, Yes, The Police, ELP, etc.
Upon receiving my B.A. in Music from CUNY, I continued to write and play in all types of musical projects. In the mid 1990's, I developed a passion for the great R&B music of the 60s and 70s, acquiring much of my chops playing Funk, Soul and Disco, as much as, Prog and Hard Rock. Most notably, I have been a founding and current member of the progressive rock trio GENERATOR since 1986, (./generatorny). I have also played in the local original projects: Cheap Day Return 1982-85, Odin 1984-85, Orient/Mirage 1985-88, Kilgore Trout 1986-88, Steve Broadway 1985-86, Deboys 1986, Radical 1984-86, The Bob Steele band 1990, as well as, the cover bands Souled Out 1995-2001, Groovity 2001-02, Bliss 2001-03, Hemispheres- The Rush Tribute 2004-Present, Kashmir Locust (2005-06), Yorktown Soul 2008-09, Vertigo 2009, En Que 2009-10, Patrick & the Rock-a-Silly Band 2010-Pr. and Monsters 2009-Pr.!
Presently, I am involved in completing a 25th Anniversary recording project with my original band Generator (.bandmix/generator-ny), while contributing to several outside prog & rock recording and performing projects. I gig regularly with my Kindie Rock band Rock-a-silly in and around the Tristate area.
I am available to contribute in a permanent or temporary capacity to an established R&B/Motown/Funk/Dance or Wedding/Corporate band with bookings. I have an extensive repertoire that lets me jump right in! I read music and charts, have a good ear and can pick up a tune quickly. All inquiries and projects will be given equal consideration.
Please feel free to contact me: blukomet
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 26 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Bass Guitar:
Cornell by Kashmir Locust (©2006 by Michael Knezevic)
Cornell by Kashmir Locust (©2006 by Michael Knezevic) Genre: Alternative