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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I am the former keyboardist of 80's band Missing Persons, the first call sub for Raiding the Rock Vault in Las Vegas, a 10-year Vegas dueling pianos headliner at NYNY Casino, and touring keyboardist for the Pink Floyd Experience.

I have shared the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, members of the Knack, Whitesnake, Heart, Dio, the Offspring, MSG, Quiet Riot, Yes, Asia, Bon Jovi, Tears for Fears, Iron Butterfly, Spock’s Beard, and many others.

All-original band forming. Chops and restraint of equal importance. Shows will as often be for charity as booze sales. Vocal harmonies essential. In particular, trying to find a guitarist who can play a wide range of styles, and who is willing to learn certain parts verbatim while contributing creatively to others.

Screen name:
kevinonkeys
Member since:
Oct 14 2012
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
50 years

Influences

From Ambrosia to Zappa and many points in between. Ultimately, classic and progressive rock elements with layered vocals and harmonies, dual guitarists, and the will to cover a wide expanse of musical terrain. It isn't country, R&B or rap...but I am willing to learn.

As far as keyboardists go...all of 'em. As many as I can handle. There have been so many greats! In a shootout of faves it would come down to...T Lavitz vs. Rick Wakeman?

(Classically trained pianist, so Rick is an obvious one...but T could do EVERYTHING.)

But also Thomas Dolby, Gary Numan, Devo, XTC, Squeeze, Floyd, Gary Wright, Howard Jones, Duran Duran, the Cars, and all the new-agey guys too...the list goes on.

I love great music, period. And would love to find players capable of trying anything and doing it justice.

Members Of Band

Me, so far. I'm the only one who always shows up!

EQUIPMENT

Way. Too. Much. Gear. lol

Keys, guitars, basses, amps, V-Drums, 3 PA's...I earn my living playing music, so am loaded for bear. I rent an air-conditioned, 24-hour locked out rehearsal studio, so having a spot and being able to kick out the jams 24/7, always nice.

My rig for live gigs changes for each application. My PFX rig was three Korg boards, the Hammond Sk-1 73 and a controller triggering Mainstage, where all setups were also redundantly duplicated with plug-ins *just in case*.

I am endorsed by both Hammond and Casio. Both make boards I use and rely on...but I haven't put together my dream rig for originals yet. Still searching for the one board that has it all...so far and after ditching my Kronos I think I'm honing in on just two: The Roland Jupiter 80 or Korg M3 paired with the soon-to-be-purchased Roland RD2000.

That oughtta cover it!

I am not tech-averse, so am willing to use laptops or iPads or other sound generation sources, but at the end of the day I am abandoning my beloved multi-keyboard setups in favor of having everything within easy reach.

MUSIC