Nietzsche2016
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Semi-retired & excited about FINALLY having time for music (once again). Played with great musicians in rehearsal studios & clubs in Manhattan & Brooklyn (some who were far better than me) some 30+ years ago - but I couldn't keep it going with taking care of a family & working way too much. And while I am rusty & somewhat out-of-shape, I'm a good team player & enjoy hiding behind my stacked keyboards. I have good equipment & am fine singing background harmonies, & figuring out songs (on the keyboard) by ear/sheet music. I used to play my records at slow speed to "get" the riffs. When I finally learned how to produce the sounds on my analogue synths, life became digital. Mostly - I love the connection of playing with other musicians where the chemistry is good & you can just groove together.
I don’t know how to upload me playing, but...one of the bands I played with (in the 1980’s) THE URBAN OUTLAW BAND can be found on YOU TUBE under the title, The Urban Outlaw Band Sound Lab Sessions.
Find me at - kohutian at America.
Thanks.

Screen name:
Nietzsche2016
Member since:
Jul 16 2016
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Played classical piano as a kid, went on to acoustic folk guitar singing antiwar songs in the late 60's, went to the Fillmore East often, from 22-35 played out. Loved CSN and Young, Tull, Stevie Winwood, the Beatles, the Doors, Stones, Cream, etc. Then started playing a lot of R & B and Funk (old school.......like EW&F, P. Funk, & had such fun playing Prince). Also like groups like Asleep at the Wheel (Texas swing) & Blues. Salivate over progressive (Return to Forever) & old-time jazz, but can only fake it a little.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha MX61
Fender Keyboard Amp
Korg Polysix
Casio Privia
Motif Workstation
Blues Harp
Some inexpensive guitars (Yamaha acoustic & several electric)
{recently sold my Fender Rhodes [could barely move it then - certainly couldn’t move it now]}