SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist.
(Currently keyboardist for a variety cover band, January Storm, so not actively looking for another opportunity.)
Played in lots of bands of many different styles, though not continuously, for over 50 years. Occasionally I've contributed to my own and others' recording projects. 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. I'm partial to adding basic electric and acoustic piano and organ rather than playing synths.
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 for all four) to give you some idea of how I play and some of the sounds I can make. Also added a rough rehearsal recording that served as a demo with a quasi-funk band as well as audio from a music video made in my studio, Sept 2020 (See comments on the tunes, as well.)
- Screen name:
- Don Noack
- Member since:
- May 08 2014
- Active within 1 week
- 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)
- Background Singer:
Plenty of keyboards and amps that can sound really good when I play them well.
Survive Track number: 1 Year: 2011 Album: 4Demos Genre: Other
One of four demo "project tunes" with my friend/songwriter/bassist/guitarist and vocalist, Bob. His song ideas, our instrumentation, his production guidance. This was intended to be a 70s-style throw-back tune. All four tracks here give an example of what and how I play, but isn't comprehensive. Got some old live band recordings, too, if you're interested, but they're unrefined to say the least. Don
Unity Track number: 2 Year: 2012 Album: 4Demos Genre: Other
A rough recording, but fun little project. No recognizable genre, especially with an electronic drummer. Again, one of Bob's ideas for an instrumental we commence to co-create.
Suite Earline Track number: 3 Year: 2013 Album: 4Demos Genre: Other
A folk rock instrumental original from Bob we recorded in a cabin in the Texas Hill Country with a couple friends.
Tomorrow Never Knows
Tomorrow Never Knows Track number: 4 Year: 2015 Album: 4Demos Genre: Cover/Tribute
John Lennon gets full credit. Bob wanted to cover the tune and I played strings and various other elements. No other keyboards. An example of just adding color and a little rhythm. I try to be an economical player and meet the needs of the tune. Sometimes, I succeed.
Few of Many Demo
Few of Many Demo Year: 2017
A rough demo from 2017. I played keys in a quasi-funk band with some really good musicians.
None of Us Are Free cover
None of Us Are Free cover Track number: 6 Year: 2020
Recorded in my garage studio for a recent music video, but I'm not a real recording engineer by any stretch. I did play piano, organ, and bass on keys, since we couldn't get a real player on short notice during a pandemic. Go figure.