SEEKINGLead Guitar, Drums.
My original band is called Jahouija Bones.
I'm currently unsigned, and not on a "Label".
By the same token, no "Label" is on me either.
I'm also full time
Keyboardist of "Wizdom Worldbeat" 2002-present,
I was full time keys player for Ras-Prophet, and Oriel & Revolooters 2013,
FREEDOM BAND 2009-2014.
My band mayte Greg (co founder & Bassist of Wizdom) and myself founded Jahouija bones FROM THE GROUND UP!
WE HAVE 4 ALBUMS WORTH OF PRODUCED, FINISHED SONGS.
I'm also still playing with Reggae bands, and I can still make time for your working project, if you are scheduling paying jobs.
I've been touring with Caribbean bands since 2002, & at times played in up to 5 working bands during the same period.
I carry a sense of pride about my work...
I find the time to practice & review.
I compose, rehearse, record, & produce.
I'm also a firm believer in rehearsing in the rehearsal room, not the recording studio.
Old prog rock is some of my favorite music to play,
but I'm multi-fauceted.
I'm well versed in Classic rock 1950s-1990s, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Reggae & world beat, salsa, meringue, calypso, even rap.
I admit, I don't do much country, then again I never had a true, serious offer for a good paying country gig.
I'd play country, and play it well if I were well compensated.
I went to Rogers music elementary school, and C.a.p.a. High school for creative& performing arts, I also attended Schenley's high tech program, and set up most of their midi lab.
I'm about marketing, production, and playing to support the material and get paid.
Here's an archaine notion for local bands tired of getting ripped off by clubs: don't play clubs.
Get a good demo recorded, and make a press kit, so you can market yourself, and rehearse so you sound good live.
Don't lift a single piece of gear for money without a contract, or cash upfront.
I like to go out of my way to put on a show and really entertain.
Lights, or effects are nice, I at least have a fogger...
I do my best to represent the material according to the way I've been directed.
I play mostly in venues where people pay to hear me play, such as:
The Westin William Penn, The Grand Concourse, Gateway Clipper Fleet (Party Liner, Majestic, Queen Anne, Good Ship Lollipop),
Banana Joes, Cloud 9, Plutos, Metropol, Rosebud, Boardwalk, The Pittsburgh Zoo& Aquarium, Fox Chapel Yacht Club, F.C. Country Club,
Emsworth Country Club, Heinz Field, 3 Rivers Stadium, Hard Rock Cafe, Pepsi Road House, Green Cove Marina,
Kelly's Irish Tavern, and Jeffreys in Bridgewater, Mr. Smalls, various outdoor carnivals & fairs, and Star Lake Amphitheater in Pgh.,
"Seacrets", & The Purple Moose in O.C., M.D.,
The Wild Hare in Chicago, Club Ritz in Ohio,
Docksiders,The Crazy Parrot, & The Jammin Vine in Erie, PA.,
Plummers Tavern in Ripley, upstate N.Y.,
Brownies by the Bay at the South Jersey Shore,
Numerous colleges and universities around the northeast U.S., Davis& Elkins in Randolph Co. V.W.,
Penn College in Philadelphia,Pitt, C.C.A.C.
I played PA. state prisons tour yrs. ago.
7 Springs (The Foggy Goggle),
The Summit Inn,
Rivertowne Inns& Pubs,
Moutaineer Race Track & Casino,
I've played several times on local public access T.V. PCTV 21.
- Screen name:
- Mike Randolph Jahouija Bones
- Member since:
- Nov 16 2005
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
Bach, Beethoven, The Beatles, cream, The Wailers, Floyd, the Who, Hendrix, The Wailing souls, Jethro Tull, yes, Elp, Rush, Tangerine, Chalice, Dream, iron maiden, Porcupine Tree, Steel Pulse, Miles Davis, orbital, Genesis, Parliment Funkadelic, Marillion, Charels Mingus, Frank Zappa,, & King Crimson.
- Electronic Music:
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Alto:
A Fully expanded korg m-3,with Radius vocalizer, a korg m-50, a new NORD Electro -5- 73 key, a yamaha motiff, a new roland junoG...
I've got good amps, including a few Roland keyboard amps, soon upgrading to a 300 watt stereo Traynor tube keyboard amp.