Don Noack


Band to Join, Vocalist.


A casual band performer for many years, though not continuously. Over the last 50 years, I've been in all sorts of bands, even played a lot for churches, and contributed to my own and others' amateur recording projects. Lived in Albuquerque since 1977. Primarily a rhythm-and-tonal-color sort of player, not a flashy soloist. I like the band experience and play well with others in the musical sandbox. Jamming is less fun for me unless it's building a band in the near future. Partial to and better at basic electric and acoustic piano and organ playing than synth playing. I'm eclectic in tastes: country (old or new), funk, soul, Americana, classic rock, pop, 'n' blues. Will tackle good originals, too. Not skilled at jazz, classical, metal or prog rock. Play more by ear and lead sheets than charts. I'm fine with at least one weekly band practice and a couple gigs a month. In the right situation, I'll stretch. Posted three originals and a Lennon cover recorded in my studio (my friend, Bob, is the artist, vocalist, and on non-keyboard instruments) to give you some idea of how I play and some of the sounds I can make. (See comments on the tunes, as well.)

Currently in a band (Voodoo Chili 2020) since June 22, 2019. BUT, as you probably know, bands come and go for a variety of reasons, so message me anyway. Networking is always good. (I was available when I first established this Bandmix page... and I will be again.)

Screen name:
Don Noack
Member since:
May 08 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Joe Sample (Crusaders, others)
Benmont Tench (Petty & Heartbreakers)
Leon Russell (Cocker, others)
Booker T. Jones (MGs)
Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, others)
Gregg Allman (The Brothers, others)
Nicky Hopkins (Cocker, Stones, others)
Ian McLagan (Faces)
Billy Preston (Beatles, Cocker, Clapton, others)
Al Gamble (St Paul & Broken Bones)

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:


Plenty of keyboards and amps that can sound really good if I play 'em right.