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A classically-trained pianist, Monte Carroll grew up near Memphis where he was strongly influenced by the soul & funk of Stax Records. He relocated to the mid-Atlantic area after two decades in Nashville. Equally adept at pop, rock, and smooth jazz, Monte enjoys playing with other high-caliber musicians for any audience that appreciates a good, nuanced groove.
• Wiling and able to relocate
• Wiling and able to tour.
• Classically-trained and versatile keyboard player with a discerning ear. I provide essential and accurate parts to the songs, allowing for expanded repertoire and giving my projects a competitive advantage.
• Read & write music & charts, and play by ear - hearing the notes and feeling the groove.
• Professional ability, attitude, gear, and stage presence. No drug use and I don't drink.
• Bring a sense and purpose of business to my projects.
• Published a widely-read LinkedIn article relating general business terms to music performance business.
• Moved to mid-Atlantic after living in Nashville 25 years, and grew up near Memphis (Stax Records).

Screen name:
montecarroll
Member since:
Jan 10 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Bernie Worrell
Billy Joel
Billy Powell
Billy Preston
Bob Mayo
Booker T. Jones
Chick Corea
Craig Frost
David Paich
Dean Daughtry
Felix Cavaliere
George Duke
Greg Hawkes
Gregg Allman
Gregg Rolie
Herbie Hancock
Howard Jones
Jimmy Greenspoon
Joe Sample
Joe Zawinul
Jonathan Cain
Jordan Rudess
Keith Emerson
Milan Williams
Ray Manzarek
Rick Davies
Rick Wakeman
Spooner Oldham
Steve Walsh
Steve Winwood
Stevie Wonder
Thomas Dolby
Tony Banks

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Montage 7 keyboard
Nord Stage 3 Compact keyboard
Roland KC550 amps with stereo outs for the board
Roland KC400 amp with stereo outs for the board
Tuxedo
Black Saucony running shoes

MUSIC