helaine1041256
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Female with life long music virus looking for band playing classics, progressive classics and/or original music in checked categories. Can write - willing to collaborate to start a new band....i.e., not necessarily looking to join an existing band, since originality and freedom to improvise is highly desired. Not interested in playing 3 chord songs ad nauseam. Will also be happy playing R.I.O. & Zeul. Studio oriented; now retired and looking to play out. Lost my last band due to others loss of interest; somewhat out of practice, but people to play with will fix that fast. Gravitate towards the DARK stuff. Haven't played out much yet, but I've been lucky when I have: that's Kerry Minnear of Gentle Giant playing keys behind me in one pic, and Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper singing lead in the next. The others are on stage at Orion Studios in Baltimore, and at RoSfest progressive rock festival in PA. Co-organizer of yearly ProgDay weekend festival in NC each Labor Day weekend.

Screen name:
helaine1041256
Member since:
Dec 17 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

King Crimson, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Yes, Univers Zero, Gentle Giant, Korn, Adrian Belew, Strawbs, Ayreon, ELP, Moody Blues, Secret Chiefs 3, and Present (the dark chamber rock band from Belgium; look them up). ...also, some of the lesser-known foreign bands: Banco, Le Orme, Ange, Triumvirat, Shylock, IRDM, and classical masters.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Parker Fly Bass
David Eden head
Hammond XK-3
Korg Karma
Roland VS-2480 recorder
Misc other