SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Saxophone.
I live in Bel Air, MD. I love music, and taught elementary school music in Harford County. After classical-training in college I've joined with Jazz, Rock, Pop bands. I've been looking for a group of excellent musicians, not hobbyists, who want to play good places and enjoy playing everything. From my perspective, training is not needed, but a good ear is important in order to pursue both New/OLD and all styles of music--- the more variety the better. I have an excellent ear, (wrong notes for me are like nails down a chalkboard).
I am older (Mid 50's), male with a day job and a wife, in other words I prefer weekend gigs.
Recently I been playing fill-ins for keyboard position doing gigs with bands.. I found them after answering the ads on Craigslist or MD Party or BandMix.
After filling in for gigs, here is what others wrote for a recommendation::
“In July 2014, I rehearsed twice and played a show with John Suskey on 8-1-14. John is a seasoned player and has a good attitude (important to most, including me). John plays well / sings and harmonizes well. He added lots of nice affects / sounds which provided “a much fuller” sound. I hope to play with John again and he certainly is on my list of stand ins. Frank Fazio”
"Our band was in need of a keyboardist for an upcoming New Year's Eve gig. Within one month John learned our 40 song set list. John was able to improvise and solo on our extended jam songs. The quality of his keyboard system was remarkable covering everything from the distinct Hammond B3 to a whole range horn sounds. John is very easy to work with and we hope to work with him again." Eric Partyka - 7th Sun
I also have clips of something more recent:
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Feb 05 2015
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Elton John, Billy Joel, and 70s rock such as Styx, Kansas, ELP and anything with a keyboard part. Of course all types including Jazz, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Herbie and Classical music and classical piano.
Folk music including Latin music salsa, guaguanco, and folkloric music of African influences played in Cuban Style; this is optional to add variety.
I also am heavily influenced by the classical music of Beethovan, Bach, and 18th-19th century European music.
- Background Singer:
- Electronic Music:
- Other Percussion:
- Rhythm Guitar:
Nord HP Electro 5 valued at over $2500, a new 2014 Yamaha Moxf6 ~$1000 which includes all string, brass, organ and vocoder sounds,
Roland KC880 750watt amp and Roland KC150w monitor
Mics, cables and patch cords to run most electronic things and sound for small rooms.
Fly Like an Eagle
Fly Like an Eagle Genre: Rock
Brickhouse Genre: Rock
honky tonk woman
honky tonk woman Genre: Rock
More like this at https://soundcloud.com/john-suskey/
Rhythm's gonna get you
Rhythm's gonna get you Genre: Latin
I play all parts including hand percussion such as congas, and guagua (sticks). My arrangement follows the song by Gloria Estefan.
My Interpretation of Cherry Cherry by Neil Diamon
My Interpretation of Cherry Cherry by Neil Diamon Genre: Cover/Tribute
I'm sorry Genre: Cover/Tribute
John Denver Cover
John Denver Cover Genre: Cover/Tribute
Towson Town festival gig