SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Semi-pro (day job!) keyboardist of both cover and original projects.

*COVERS* (working)
Former keyboardist for 9 years with Amethyst, a lively regularly-gigging 80s/90s band, and a year with another band that flamed out prematurely. Currently working with dance/rock band Run For Cover, and 80s band Stereo 87.

*DUO (looking)*
I'm also looking to start an acoustic cover project semi-locally with a singer/guitarist. No playlist in mind just yet, Got an interesting idea? Shoot me an email at "pianobanger" at hot mail with your info. (Take out the spaces.)

*ORIGINALS* (recording)
I'm looking for some generous players who'd like to donate some time to record a track or two for my original project. (Hoping for some live gigs once the recording is over!) In the past, I've "traded" track work with people for their own recordings too. (Can we barter, say, some guitar or vocals for some keyboards?) For details, same "pianobanger" email as above.

*ON THE DEMOS*
I'm playing keyboards on the 2 Amethyst cover tracks; organ, synth trumpets, and synth bari sax on the Triple Play cover. The original is me on pretty much everything, including (temporary) lead vocals, and my programmed drums.

Screen name:
pianobanger
Member since:
Oct 02 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Where do I start?? For covers, I've played some 70s, 80s, 90s, current pop charts, Billy Joel tributes, Elton John tributes, Springsteen tributes, dance, some classic disco, classic rock.

I also write originals, which style-wise are similar to power-pop by Butch Walker, Cheap Trick, Matthew Sweet, Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds, and OK Go. (If they wrote songs about paranormal dating, time travel, floating garbage, and schadenfreude.)

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Live setup includes Korg N5 synth, Alesis QS6.1 synth, Yamaha AX1 keytar (go 80s!), Crate 50w amp, Peavy 15w amp, Audio-Technica mic, Ultimate Support stands, Yamaha 4-channel mixer.

Home recording setup includes Alesis io2, Tascam US122, Cubase LE5, Amplitube 3 amp sims, MXL 990 & 991 condenser mics, Sure SM7 condenser (loaner), M-Audio AudioBuddy pre-amp, various DI boxes.

MUSIC