SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.
I am a retirement aged keyboard player who has been playing for more than 50 yrs. In my first band in hi school I played lead guitar, but switched to bass while in the military after realizing that there were more than a million guitarists out there and they were all a million times better than me. while still in the AF i switched to keys to join a band that already had a bass player. I have been a singer since I was in the crib. In the 60's I played mostly cover songs, in the 70's I played most of the same songs. In the 80's I still played the same songs but we were called 50's 60"s bands. In the 90's we played the same songs but we were Classic Rock.
Seriously, tho' over the years I have played in blues bands, cover bands, top 40 bands, and kept myself fairly current musically.
I like playing in groups that have bass players, but I have played key bass on several occasions, sometimes when in a trio set up and other times when the bass player played other instruments and I covered the bass.
When I was younger And looked like Elton John, I was a professional Look-like, but when my hair got thinner and his got thicker,....................well, I'm sure you got the idea. I did put and E.J. tribute band together and still can do many of his older hits.
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- Nov 25 2018
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
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I am particularly fond of playing R&B, like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave ,Booker T., most of the stuff from muscle shoals studios, (Stax Records), Stevei Raye, Delbert McClinton, and Tacoma's Fabulous Wailers, with Rockin' Robin Roberts and Gail Harris.
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I've had 4 Hammond organs, which I've given up and replaced with several rack mounted sound modules like a Korg TR-series and the Oberheim B-3. I Also have a Nord Electro that does a pretty convincing B-3 w/ Leslie.
I Also have a couple of Roland Keyboards and an old Casio CZ-1 that has some pretty good synth effects if ever needed.
Black Is Black
Black Is Black Track number: 1 Year: 1988 Album: Rock & Roll Jones Genre: Classic Rock
Rehearsal with Tiny Tony & The R n' R Jones 1988
Maneater Track number: 2 Year: 1988 Album: Rock & Roll Jones Genre: Classic Rock
Tell It Like It Is
Tell It Like It Is Track number: 3 Year: 1991 Album: Rimfire By Request Genre: Classic Rock
Rimfire, the full band 1991 live at a private party.
Devil With A Blue Dress
Devil With A Blue Dress Track number: 4 Year: 2008 Album: Ice Age Genre: Classic Rock
Ice Age Band Demo
Dirty Robber Track number: 5 Year: 1991 Album: Rimfire
Recorded at the old Firwood Tavern in Fife
Always On My Mind
Always On My Mind Track number: 6 Year: 2008 Album: Ice Age Genre: Country
Recorded during rehearsal with Ice Age
Sea Cruise Track number: 7 Year: 1987 Album: Rimfire By Request Genre: Classic Rock
Recorded at Log Cabin Tavern, Sumner
Breaking Up IsHard To Do
Breaking Up IsHard To Do Genre: Classic Rock
My wife & me in our duo, "rimfire"
Vicinity Of The Heart
Vicinity Of The Heart Genre: Country
My wife, Gale and Me. She Plays Bass and I covered the keyes. We both built the Midi Files together.
Under The Boardwalk
Under The Boardwalk Genre: Classic Rock
Rimfire, The Full Band prior to the RImfire Trio and Duo. Recorded at a Private Party in Bonney Lake 1991. .
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word Genre: Classic Rock
Rimfire, The full band at a private party in Bonney Lake 1991. Gale's 1st time ever on stage playing bass and vocals.
In The Midnight Hour
In The Midnight Hour Genre: Classic Rock
Rimfire full band. A private party in Bonney Lake 1991.
Benny & The Jets
Benny & The Jets Year: 1991 Genre: Classic Rock
Rwcorded at El Tapitio in Skyway by the Rimfire Trio. My wife, Gale on Bass and Vic Thompson on guitar.
Love Potion #9
Love Potion #9 Year: 1987
Recorded during rehearsal w/ Tiny Tony & The Rock n' Roll Jones
Come Go With Me
Come Go With Me
Rimfire Duo; Gale Bass on bass, Bobby Keyes on keys
TellMama Demo Year: 2013
One of my later bands, "The Treblemakers". Chuck Demorat on Guitar & vocals. I sang backup.