SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion.
I am looking to write and record with other musicians. I would ideally would like to find the right creative match to record original music. I have a competent home studio in which to create and record. I prefer a casual and fun situation, but will commit more time to the right project. Not looking to play in a cover band, nor do frequent gigs (occasional gigs to promote original music is ideal). I am a multi keyboardist and finally own nearly all of the instruments I have ever lusted after. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME...I can respond, but cannot write you first. Please NOTE, the ONLY way I can respond is if you reach me at... Mark In FL 5 (all run together) at outlook dot com. Lets make a plan to create.
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- Nov 07 2015
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- Over 100
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- 2-3 times per week
Initially influenced by prog-rock players like Rick Wakeman (Yes / David Bowie), Keith Emerson (ELP) and Tony Banks (Genesis), there are many bands I admire and have learned from. To name a few... Pink Floyd, Kansas, Toto, Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper, Night Ranger, Eagles / Joe Walsh, Green Day, Beatles, Zappa, Journey. Many more...
DSI Prophet 08, Korg Trinity V3, Hammond XM-1 (configured as a B3 with 122 Leslie), Roland JD-800, Roland JD-990 (with Vintage Keys ROM), Roland U-220, Yamaha FS1R (with DX7 sound set), Kurzweil K2000R-V3 Sampler with all Sound Sets. Mackie Mixing Console and a Boss SE-50 Stereo Effects Processor / Vocoder.
Obviously this song is not meant to sound "current". Instead it is a "retro" sci-fi piece originally written and performed in the late 70's by some friends and I. We had no recordings then, so we re-created the song and recorded it more recently using vintage "sounds of that era". I used Hammonds, Mellotron inspired and Minimoog inspired sounds for my keyboard parts. I also created the sound of the Starship" taking off into the heavens at the end. This is certainly not what I would play in a song written today, but it is a cool period piece. Not everyone will get this song, but I hope you enjoy it.
Back In America
Back In America
A simple song recorded with a good friend. Just a little Hammond organ and some chorused piano playing. Simple, but hopefully tasteful. I enter the song in the 2nd verse.
This is a piece I recorded as a favor for the woman who sings it (she had an idea and I helped her develop it into its current form). Frankly, I do not love the song (nor her vocals). But for me, it was a stretch from the rock and pop styles I had been recording earlier. This one is nearly all keyboards (except for her light "strummed nylon acoustic guitar" playing) mixed in the background. Almost a light jazz feel.
Ride The Wind
Ride The Wind
Kind of a "New Age" piece. Actually still unfinished, as I have considered adding a lead instrument or vocal part. Smooth and melodic, but simple in its construction. One of my early recorded projects, as I was learning to use my gear at that time. A different feel than most of what I do. The intro is my favorite part of it.
A rocker recorded with a long time friend's band. I did a bit of everything in this one. Even the rain, wind and thunder at the beginning were sounds I created with my keys. The instrument sounds I used were sampled recorders (played down an octave, which changed the character of the sound a bit), pipe organ, dirty Hammond organ, polysynths and bit of "Minimoog styled" lead synth. A fun song to play and record.
The 1st song I wrote for a band and recorded in a small studio in the Santa Cruz mountains in CA.. The singer wrote the lyrics. I wrote the music. The keyboards are mostly chords and a synth bass part played on a vintage 80's synth. There is also a short brassy section played on a classic Yamaha DX7.