SEEKINGBand 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)
- Background Singer:
Plenty of keyboards and amps that can sound really good if I play 'em right.
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.