SEEKINGBand to Join, Drums, Keyboard.
As Monte Python once said, “And now for something completely different…”
I’m looking for just that. Done are the hundreds of gigs carrying my heavy keyboard rigs to clubs and venues. It is time to concentrate on songwriting and recording only with a little bit of streamed live performances thrown in for good measure. I have had the pleasure of playing with excellent bands who opened for many national touring acts. Played most of the clubs in the Bay Area (Sweetwater, Slims, Great American Music Hall, New Georges, The Stone (Unfortunately!) etc) and recorded in many of the great studios in the area (Studio D, Hyde Street, The Automatt and Prarie Sun Recording).
Recently retired I can now focus on playing and recording engineering. I’m not looking to tour although the occasional fun gig wouldn’t be out of the question. I’m looking for other singer songwriters to work with. Keyboardist to collaborate with and percussionist who aren’t put off by playing an electronic kit. I record with Motu Digital Performer (have used them since the 80’s), Native Instruments products along with Roland and Korg devices.
On another note I’m pursuing the internet streaming side of the house to share original music with the rest of the world. Something along the lines of the fine work Richie Castellano is doing with Band Geek (s://./channel/UCEKSACqYwBf1jbH4LnyMXeA) via OBS and Wirecast.
My apologies in advance however I’m not looking to join a tribute, cover or wedding band. All noble ventures but just not my cup of tea!
Thank you for reading!
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- Member since:
- Aug 22 2018
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Beatles, Elton John (Up to Captain Fantastic thank you!), Toto, Queen, Eagles, Kevin Gilbert, Pink Floyd, Go West, Sting, Supertramp, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Huey Lewis, Chicago, Richard Marx, Tears For Fears, Level 42, Little River Band, Frontline, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copeland to name a few.
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