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I have been a performing musician since the 4th grade when I was the tuba player for my school band. Along the way I added trombone and soon became proficient playing in various local community and school bands, orchestras and ensembles. In 1981, as a high school senior, I was invited to play in the Wagner College Concert band and a year later attended that school as a music major after being awarded a scholarship.

While immersed in my studies, I soon became interested in the bass shortly after buying RUSH's Moving Pictures album. A polite obsession soon ensued. With the world of progressive rock, fusion and classic rock opened to me, I began to soak up the influences. I began the cover/original band Cheap Day Return with my brother Paul, endeavoring to write original material in the vein of my heroes, namely- RUSH, Jethro Tull, Yes, The Police, ELP, etc.

Upon receiving my B.A. in Music, I continued to write and play in all types of musical projects. In the mid 1990's, I developed a passion for the great R&B music of the 60s and 70s, acquiring much of my performance chops playing R&B, Funk, Soul and Disco, as much as, Prog and Hard Rock. Most notably, I am a founding and current member of the progressive rock trio GENERATOR since 1986, (./generatorny). I have also played in the local original projects: Cheap Day Return (1982-85), Odin (1984-85), Orient/Mirage (1985-88), Kilgore Trout (1986-88), Steve Broadway (1985-86), Deboys (1986), Radical (1984-86), The Bob Steele band (1990-91), as well as, the cover/wedding/tribute bands Souled Out (1995-2001), Groovity (2001-02), Bliss (2001-03), Hemispheres- The Rush Tribute (2004-Present), Kashmir Locust (2005-06), Yorktown Soul (2008-09), Vertigo (2009), En Que (2009-10), Patrick & the Rock-a-Silly Band (2010-Pr.), Monsters (2009-Pr.), Beyond Tomorrow (2012 to pr.), Dream Eternal Bliss (2014-15), Melissa Fiore (2015), Stardust (Bowie Tribute 2016), In Utero (2016).

Presently, I am involved in completing a 3 volume 25th Anniversary recording project with my original progressive band Generator (.bandmix/generator-ny), while contributing to several outside prog, pop & rock recording and performing projects. I gig regularly with my Kindie band Rock-a-silly in and around the Tristate area.
I am available to contribute in a permanent or temporary capacity to your project be it Rock/Prog/Tribute, R&B/Motown/Funk/Dance or Wedding/Corporate. I have an extensive repertoire that lets me jump right in! I read music and charts, have a good ear and can pick up a tune quickly. I also have impeccable writing and compositional skills which can be an asset to your original project.
All inquiries and projects will be given equal consideration.

Also check out my links:
s://./generatorny
s://./beyondtomorrowband
s://./rockasilly

Please feel free to contact me: blukomet ya who com

Screen name:
Have groove Will travel
Member since:
Nov 04 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

RUSH (Geddy), Jethro Tull, The Police, Yes (Squire), Steely Dan, Weather Report/Jaco, Bruford/Jeff Berlin, Marillion, ELP, Saga, Zebra, ELO, Supertramp, Todd Rundgren/Utopia, Jerry Rafferty, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Journey, Boston, Saga, The Beatles, Wings, Who, Zep, Pink Floyd, Bruce Hornsby, Asia, IQ, Porcupine Tree, Zebra, The Carpenters (AM Gold), KC, Stevie Wonder, Heart, Bob James, Vince Guaraldi, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, Sly & Family Stone, MJ, etc....

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Basses:
Paul Blomstrom Custom JZ-4
NS Design Wav5
Fender Jazz
Rickenbacker 4001
Yamaha MB-2
Steinberger
Amps:
Hartke TX600 head
HX210 cabs
Boss Zoom effects pedal

Keyboards:
Roland D-50
Roland D-550
Roland PK-5a midi pedals
Fatar MP-1 midi pedals
Moog Taurus 2 Pedals
Moog Rogue
Alesis Nano Piano
EMU Classic Keys
EMU Vintage Keys
Boss SP-303, 404 samplers
Invisible stands
Excedrin Back & Body pain relief pills!

MUSIC