GarthFHenderson
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Moved from Hawaii to Austin for work (I write software). Had a great 5 piece band in Hawaii. The sound and style of the band was defined by the unique artistry of the band members. It was a mix of blues, funk, jazz, (old school) R&B, and rock. Looking to put together or join a great band. Also gigged and recorded in LA in the '80s. I used to play music full time for a living.

Looking to find an Austin band that always plays with a groove - makes every song strong and loves to improvise - keeping each performance fresh.

I work full time and get off at 3:30pm. No problems with life - easy to get along with. I enjoy playing great music with good friends.

I've been a member of AFM since I was in high school. It is my goal to be part of a great band than wants to record.

I use Sonar Platinum and Finale for digital recording and notation.

All I have are some crummy video clips from friends in Hawaii with me on a few gigs with different players: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74tmDpJl_34uH_4H1HX1z3LkPXSyxwnM

Screen name:
GarthFHenderson
Member since:
Sep 20 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tower of Power, Santa Fe and Fat City Horns, Jon Cleary, Chester Thompson, Richard Tee, Joe Sample, Victor Wooten, King Curtis, Warren Haynes, Marcus King, . . . I like hundreds of players and bands. Main thing is the music has soul.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Saxophone:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

My current stage rig is very light with quick setup - but very strong sound. I used to have 5-6 keyboards on stage including Hammond C3 with large Lesie, Clav, Rhodes, and various synths.

Here's my current rig:
Selmer Mark VI Tenor sax. Silver plated with high F#.
Korg Kross 88 (weighted) keyboard.
Roland VR-09 Keyboard.

I also have a Hammond XK2 with Ventilator (Leslie stomp box). I've tweaked the VR-09 patches to match the Hammond sound.

My amps are EV Active Speaker and Hartke combo bass amp (when needed for extra volume).

MUSIC