SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Am an experienced and talented multi-keyboardist and backing vocalist, who can also arrange multi-part vocal harmonies and string/horn orchestration.

Have almost always been in bands with female lead singer and male lead singer (who doubles on bass or guitar).

Current band is the Ruby party band, a 5-piece band with drums, keyboards, lead guitar/ male lead singer, bassist, and female lead singer. Keyboardist and bassist also sing backing vocs.

My direct email is: ruby.band.usa at "g" "mail" '.' com
( ruby dot band dot usa at g mail dot com )


About me:
I am originally classically trained. At gigs and rehearsals I play stacked keyboards: Nord Electro 5D on top, Roland FA-08 below. I am a songwriter too and have composed songs for a musical screenplay. Have done lots of recording sessions.

Screen name:
JoelKeyboards
Member since:
May 03 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

MY PERSONAL INFLUENCES:
Keyboards:
Elton John, Rick Wakeman, Rod Argent, Mark Stein, Ray Manzarek, Stevie Wonder, Jon Lord, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Greenspoon, Bruce Hornsby, Greg Rolie.

Classic Rock/R&B/Pop influences:
Eagles, Journey, Toto, Beach Boys, Beatles, Steely Dan, Moody Blues, Chicago, Bob Seger, Yes, Boston, Doors, Heart, Bon Jovi, Queen, Earth Wind &Fire, Bobby Caldwell, Luther Vandross, George Benson; and backing bands for Blondie, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight.

Contemporary Rock/Pop/R&B influences:
Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Sia, The Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers; and backing bands for Whitney Houston, and Mark Ronson/ Amy Winehouse.

Composing and Vocal Harmony influences:
Brian Wilson, Glenn Frey/ Don Henley, John Lennon/ Paul McCartney, David Paich/ Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Carole King, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Robert Lamm/ James Pankow (Chicago), Freddie Mercury (Queen), David Pack (Ambrosia), Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Don McLean, Stevie Nicks.

Female Vocalist favorites:
Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Barbra Streisand, Karen Carpenter, Vanessa Williams, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Roberta Flack, Billie Holliday, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Amy Winehouse, Janis Ian, Sia, Blondie, Lady Gaga, Pink, Deborah Harry (Blondie).

Male Vocalist favorites:
Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Timothy B. Schmitt, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Justin Hayward, Jack Bruce, Greg Lake, Terry Kath, Peter Cetera, Steve Perry, Brad Delp, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Jon Anderson, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Freddie Mercury, Peobo Bryson.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

- Large fully equipped acoustically perfect rehearsal studio
- Keyboards: Roland FA-08 88-key; Kurzweil K1000 76-key; and Nord Electro 5D 73-key.
- Keyboard amps: Crown 600 watt power amp with stereo 3-way Peavey series 115 speakers with 15" woofers. Roland KC-550.
- PA: Behringer EuroLive 16-channel mixer, Crown 1000 watt power amp, one pair Peavey 2-way speakers with 15" woofers, on tripods; and one pair Behringer 2-way speakers with 12" woofers, on tripods.
- Mics: (5) AKG and Shure mics.

MUSIC