SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.
I played professionally for 12 years (mid-60s thru the mid-70s) before switching careers to Software Engineering. Since then I've done some playing here and there and played in a nine piece corporate band. My primary instrument is guitar, but I also play keys, bass, and sing.
I have very diverse tastes in music (e.g., progressive rock, classic rock, fusion, jazz, funk, R&B, pop, blues, classical, crossover, electronic, etc.) and have studied music Arranging and Composition at Berklee and Jazz Education at UNT. While my background is rooted in classic rock, I'm currently interested in connecting with musicians who would like to do some collaboration on original recordings and/or some light gigging work doing a variety of musical styles.
The first four tunes listed below are from my first album, Eclectric, that I recently completed after retiring from my software engineering career. I wrote, played, sang, arranged and recorded all of the parts. The other two tracks were ripped from live video recordings. I played Lead Guitar on Carry On Wayward Son with our corporate band at the 2000 Wildflower Festival and I played Piano, Lead Guitar and sang harmonies on Hold The Line with a five piece band at a local club gig. Search Craig Thayer Music for more info.
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- Member since:
- Jun 08 2010
- Active within 24 hours
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Yes, Steely Dan, Santana, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Eagles, Journey, Toto, Styx, Kansas, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Clapton, Hendrix, Joe Walsh, Joe Bonamassa, SRV, Skynyrd, Dave Matthews, Maroon 5, Queen, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick Wakeman, ELP, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Gentle Giant, Uriah Heep, Motown, Gino Vannelli (the early years), the list goes on and on...
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- Background Singer:
Music room full.
Boogie Wookie, Man
Boogie Wookie, Man Track number: 5 Year: 2016 Album: Eclectric Genre: Funk
Roll With It
Roll With It Track number: 6 Year: 2016 Album: Eclectric Genre: R&B
Slam Jam Track number: 7 Year: 2016 Album: Eclectric Genre: Rock
Forever My Love
Forever My Love Track number: 4 Year: 2016 Album: Eclectric Genre: Other
Carry On Wayward Son
Carry On Wayward Son Year: 2000 Genre: Classic Rock
Hold The Line
Hold The Line Track number: 3 Year: 2013 Genre: Classic Rock
I played electric piano, lead guitar and vocal harmonies on this tune.