Brian_Kevin_Calmes
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Growing up "Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans, way back up in the woods among the evergreens", Kevin heard everything from country to opera, rhythm and blues, gospel, bluegrass, cajun, big band swing, classical, gypsy, celtic, rock and roll, heavy metal and everything in between! A true renaissance man, his passion for music of the baroque, classical, romantic and scientific periods, along with the the influence of the Celtic, gypsy (Rom) and folk melodies form the foundation for many of his own compositions.

Visit .numberonemusic/christsend to hear more of my original compositions.

Screen name:
Brian_Kevin_Calmes
Member since:
Feb 16 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Some of Kevin's musical influences include family and friends, old country and gospel, Glen Campbell, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Johnson, Bob Hartman, Tuomas Holopainen, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Pertucci, Jordan Rudess, Tina S, Dr. Viossy, Kevin Burke, and many, many others.

Some of his favorite composers are Kerry Livgren, Tuomas Holopainen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Von Beethoven, and he is especially fascinated with the unparalleled virtuosity of violinist/guitarist/composer Nicolo Paganini. You will find elements of his many influences in his original compositions, blending classical with rock and metal producing his unique style, virtuosity, and spirit.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Harmonica:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Fiddle:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Violin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

He adds "My violin was hand made in Romania and imported by StringWorks. I play a modified Fender American Standard Stratocaster electric guitar and a Washburn Nuno Bettencort model. I prefer D'Addario strings for the electric guitars. My acoustic guitars are a Takamine and an Ovation/Applause acoustic strung with Adamas Phosphor Bronze steel strings and a Lucero classical nylon string guitar. I use Marshall, Fender, Randall and Peavey amplifiers as well as Boss, Digitech. and TC-Helicon digital signal processors, I currently use Roland, Yamaha, and Kawai synthesizers. My music composition and recording software includes Sonar X3l with the Dimension Pro soft synth with libraries of sampled orchestral instruments, Guitar Pro 6, and Harmony Assistant.

MUSIC