Neil M Pro Keyboards All Styles
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

Pro Keyboards Concert/Studio/Touring/"Hired Gun" Player with extensive experience, proven abilities, good attitude. From jazz trios to Prog Metal (Prymary) to big-bands (25or6to4 Chicago Tribute), to accompanying singers, from large concert tours to intimate club gigs, I focus on "overdelivering" for my bands and colleagues. As a multi-keyboards player (not just a "piano player"...) I love a Hammond B3 with a snarling Leslie, play all acoustic & electric pianos (Rhodes, Wurli, etc), synths, leads, pads, backing tracks, sfx, whatever the song (and the leader) is asking for, and I focus on listening and placing the right tone in the right place at the right time. I'm available immediately with very little ramp-up time required, Excellent improvisation and playing skills in all styles; Rock -- Modern, Classic, Original, Acoustic, Southern, etc. -- Jazz, Alt, Country & Modern Country, Prog and Prog Metal, Latin, etc. -- and full theory knowledge. Deep computer knowledge and usage. I sing harmony/background, play rhythm guitar, Melodion, drums & percussion.
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The Gear: Yamaha S90-XS (giggableYamaha Motif XS), Nord Stage 88, Nord Electro, Ventilator Leslie, vB3 Hammond organ modelling softsynth, B3, Leslie (bulldog 122), MainStage Software Synth & Sample player designed for playing live, Steinway S grand with midi recording abilities, Yamaha KX-88, really fun and expressive Hammond 44 electric melodion through effects pedal board (very unique new sound), Kurzweil rack, Roland JV rack, Roland JV-1010, Novation SLm61 Mark II, 1983 Fender telecaster, Yamaha acoustic/electric guitars, Fender P-bass, several mics including 57’s, 58’s, and Rode NT2-A studio condenser, electronic and acoustic drums, THREE STUDIOS – Large with 32-track capabilities, rehearsal space, dedicated control room, drums, isolation room, Tracking computer studio, Small vocal and live studio. No Keytars, ever.

Screen name:
Neil M Pro Keyboards All Styles
Member since:
Jan 22 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Yes, Bach, Monk, Wakeman, Steely Dan, Dregs, Counting Crows, Medeski Martin and Woods, Emerson Lake & Palmer,, Beatles, John Coltrane, Vince Guaraldi, Thelonius Monk, Muse, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Mars Volta, Elvis Costello, Eric Satie, Rare Earth, Albinoni, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Mozart, Duke Ellington,Porcupine Tree, Keith Jarrett, John Novello/Niacin, Spock's Beard, Brad Mehldau, Oscar Peterson, Gentle Giant, Handel, John Coltrane, Vince Guaraldi, Triumvirate, Spirit, Focus, Diana Krall, Crack the Sky, Medeski Martin and Woods, Thelonius Monk, Albinoni, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Mozart, Duke Ellington, Marian McPartland, Lennie Tristano. Prymary, Porcupine Tree, Bud Powell, Brad Mehldau, Spock's Beard, Oscar Peterson, Gentle Giant, Handel, Triumvirate, Spirit, Focus, Diana Krall, Crack the Sky, Marian McPartland, Lennie Tristano.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Keyboards (Piano, Hammond organ, Electric Pianos including Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer, Clavinet, Synth Lead & Pad), Backing Software Instruments via MacBook Pro and MainStage app, vB3 organ, Ventilator Leslie Box, Hammond B3 organ, Leslie 122 Bulldog, Fender Rhodes, Wurli, Mellotron, Strings, Pads, etc. Also a fun and expressive Hammond 44 electric Melodion. Sing backing and harmony vocals. Also double on guitar, bass, and drums if asked or prodded.

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