MrNotes
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ABOUT

Playing in bands since 1967, mostly keyboards, also guitar, bass, sax, and harp.

Had some pretty good gigs and played with pretty good musicians. In my 20's I subbed bass once for Lee Andrews and the Hearts . One of my bandmates got a gig playing in Stevie Wonder's travel band for 20 some years, which got me an opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal session back in 1979. Was with The Fabulous 49ers from 2002 thru 2009 with buds from my high school years, played all over the NE region. My corporate band at Deloitte Consulting competed in the Fortune Magazine Battle of the Corporate Bands in 2007 and 2010, where we got to play on the stage at at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Played private engagements at the Cutting Room, Hudson Terrace, and the Garage Restaurant and Café in New York, the Venetian in Las Vegas, the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, and in the Philadelphia area at the Ardmore Music Hall (formerly 23 East), The Hard Rock Cafe in Atlantic City, and The Cure Insurance Club at the Wells Fargo Center.

Currently in the following bands:
Scarlett Sometime - Bandmix at scarlett-sometime, with be and content.
Little Monkeys - Bandmix at littlemonkeysband
Class Action - keyboard shill for a law firms' corporate band

I can be available to sub for keys, guitar, and/or bass with sufficient notice assuming I don't have a conflict. Send me a message and we'll talk..

Screen name:
MrNotes
Member since:
Dec 30 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Began when I saw the Beatles play on the Ed Sullivan Show. I convinced my parents to buy me an Ace Tone combo organ and a Ampeg Jet amp. I covered every rock band with keyboards that existed up through the late 1970s: Doors, Allman Bros, Procul Harem, Deep Purple, ELP, Skynyrd, Yes, The Rascals, Booker T, some Hair bands, a lot of 70's blues and R&B, etc.

Quotes:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench; a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." - allegedly attributed to Hunter S. Thompson

"Illigitimi Non Carborundum" (translation for those of you who did not suffer through 4 years of Latin in Catholic school: "Don't let the bas$%rds grind you down") - Unknown British intelligence officer, WWII

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Current List: Yamaha MO8 synth, Hammond XK3C, Yamaha DX7-II, Alesis QS6.1, pair of Roland KC350 KB amps, Yamaha alto and tenor saxes, a bunch of Lee Oskar harps, Martin 0015 walnut top acoustic, and Saint Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster and Squier 51 electric, guitars, a Precision Special Deluxe series bass, Godin fretless bass, 1971 Sunn Solos (refurbed - sounds great), Vox AD50VT and Hartke GT100 guitar amps, a Crate BT-100 bass amp, and a flute. Also a full PA system.

Gear I had and wished I still did: 1967 Fender Bandmaster w/JBLs, Gibson Firebird, Farfisa Mini Compact, two Wurlitzer suitcase tine pianos, a Vox Super Beatle amp, and an RMI Electra-Piano.

CALENDAR

Past Events

Appilachian RV Campground

Reef

"Shake It Off" Parkinson's Disease Benefit

Reef

Waterfall Room (Swan Caterers) Shooting Stars Mummers Fancy Brigade

Benefit

Benefit

Benefit

Boardwalk gig

3 hour gig

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Special Olympic Benefit at Villanova

Wounded Warrior Benefit at VFW in West Chester

Cancer Victim Benefit

Benefit for Parkinson's Disease

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Subbing for Class Action

https://www.facebook.com/Classactionhornband

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Played with my band at The Reef. We were a last minute sub because the booked band couldn't make it.

Gig with my band (Scarlett Sometime)

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

subbed KB for The Whitewalls

http://thewhitewallsband.com/

Subbed for Class Action

https://www.facebook.com/Classactionhornband

Subbing for Class Action's KB

https://www.facebook.com/Classactionhornband

Playing with my band Scarlett Sometime

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Playing with my band Scarlett Sometime

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

With my Band Scarlett Sometime

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime

Playing with my band Scarlett Sometime

http://www.bandmix.com/scarlett-sometime/
http://www.scarlettsometime.com
https://www.facebook.com/scarlettsometime