SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Drums, Electronic Music, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
Guitarist / Songwriter (who dabbles in keyboards for songwriting purposes), 57, Lansing Illinois; ISO creating/joining band IMPROV band WITH KEYBOARDS, whose solos are very Grateful Dead or dream-like Shoegazeish (NOT looking for a guitar-only bands---too "3-chord garage band" like. MUST have keyboards OR guitar synth )
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 01 2020
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Trying to be MORE PROGRESSIVE or ART-rock like :
NO to : [a] 3-chord garage rock (e.g., The Who's "Can't Explain"; or Georgia Satellite's "Keep Your Hands To Yourself"; [b] punk rock; [c] new wave; [d[ 80's pop; [e] hair metal; [f] rap; or [g] 90's Grunge ( I DO like SOME 2000's and later and 1970's and earlier. But 1978 to the entire 1980's---and those post-80's bands that were influenced by that era, is something that I won't put on a set list.
YES to :
 IMPROV bands-----String Cheese Incident (and other jam bands ---the same song might be played DIFFERENTLY each time it's played and NOT A COOKIE-CUTTER replay of previous performances...if you've seen one show, you've seen them all with "identical repeat" performances ) ;
 MULTI-Genre----NOT "just one" style" only, YUCK. SINGLE-genre bands tends to sound MUNDANELY MONOTONOUS in that the second, third and all the way to the last song, ALL sound so much like the First ! No REAL variation ---changing the key, tempo and lyrics does NOT make a "whole new song"
For example, Zeppelin (they COMBINED hard rock ("Whole Lotta Love") with 100% acoustic material (e.g., "Going To Californis"; Battle of Evermore---some ACOUSTIC songs do NOT NEED to end with painfully predictable "screaming guitar solos" ( like so many metal bands feel compelled to do), those songs should stay 100% acoustic from the first note to the very last one); No one will ever confuse "Bron-Y-Aur (Physical Graffitti) with "Dazed and Confused" (Zeppelin 1)---SAME BAND; DIFFERENT GENRES! That's the idea. VARIETY in genres.
 Multi-timbral----MUST have KEYBOARDS (or guitar synth!), AND...they must be what I refer to as "3-way KEYBOARDS" : piano, organ AND synth, NOT just one or the other.
ALL decent keyboard units have ALL THREE sound families inside---there's no need to have "three separate" keyboards [ Steinway piano; Hammond Organ ; and Moog Synth---most boards have ALL sounds ALREADY INSIDE and one keyboard is all that's needed to provide ALL three sound families.
Some keyboard players use :
---[a] PIANO ONLY (and no organ or synth) ---usually they are roots of rock or honkey tonk or 3-chord garage rock players. Try to request something from, say, Rick Wright of Pink Floyd, and they can't or won't provide THAT TYPE of music;
---[b] ORGAN only ( no piano or synth )---usually they are blues or jazz only and MAYBE some 60's/Surf/early-British invasion, NOT very progressive or Art-rock like (Kansas; Jethro Tull) ;
---[c] SYNTH only : NO piano or organ---usually they're just "synth pop" like the 80's (dance music / rave music; 80's Prince, Madonna, ....NOT looking to do ANY of that stuff.
PLUS, YES to :
FLUTE, SAX, Violin/Fiddle, Harmonica, Mandolin and Banjo.
In SUM : [a] IMPROV; [b] , MULTI-Genre, and [v] Multi-timbral. Anything else is garage rock.
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
 Ovation Acoustic (Standard Tuning);
 Mitchell 6-string (Nashville Tuning) ;
 Fender Strat;
 Yamaha EX7 Workstation;
 Alesis QSR Rack Mount synth;
 Boss GT-1000 FX;
 Boss SY-300 Guitar Synth;
 Roland GR-30 Guitar Synth;
 Roland KC-300 Keyboard Amp;
 Peavey Reno 400 Acoustic Guitar Amp;
 Heil Talk Box;
 Boss DR550 Drum Machine;