DPope
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Harmonica.

ABOUT

Moved to Champions Gate June 2018. I’ve been playing some form of keyboard since I was 8 years old. Most of that time revolved around church, worship-type music, but I jumped into the blues around 2007. My wife and I moved to the Dominican Republic in 2011. That is where I met Retah Burton, a blues singer from Denmark. I had the honor of being her keyboardist for five years until she passed away about three years ago. I then began working out my own style and putting together musicians to play occasionally in Santiago, DR. In addition to working with Retah I also had the opportunity to play with some of the island’s top Jazz musicians every week performing everything from Jazz standards to modern classics. I use a Hammond SK2 as my main keyboard. It’s the sound of a B3 without the weight, ha! I am looking for a Blues and/or Jazz group to join or even just a group of friends to jam with. I prefer being a backup vocalist, but have experience being a lead vocalist.

Screen name:
DPope
Member since:
Oct 23 2008
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I started my blues career with a few guys in Pennsylvania. SRV, Santana, Freddy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Michael Burks, Gary Moore, Robben Ford, Koko Taylor, and Tab Benoit are on my current play list. John Medeski, Jimmy Smith and Dr. Lonnie Smith are B-3 artists that I love to listen to. When I am in the car, the station is usually set to WUCF. John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Antonio-Carlos Jobim, Charlie Parker, and Wayne Shorter are a few of my favorite composers.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Hammond SK2 as well as running an M-Audio Keystation 88 Pro off a MacBook Pro with Mainstage. Plugins include Native Instruments Kontakt with The Grandeur, Scarbee’s Vintage Keys, and EP-88S. I have my own monitor, direct box, and necessary cables.