Rich Merrick Keys
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Retired game and Internet entrepreneur looking for a challenging group of musicians to record vocal-oriented jazz-rock-electronica fusion music (both cover and original). All of the songs on my profile are performed multi-track by myself using only a Yamaha Motif ES8 and a Sennheiser microphone, but I would prefer to have real musicians and instruments wherever possible.

I am also a music theorist who writes books on harmonic science and psychoacoustics, ancient history, and science futurism, so like to explore unusual musical concepts, soundscapes, and composition techniques. Here is an original tune.

interferencetheory dot com/files/SocialControl.mp3

Contact me at Richard at InterferenceTheory dot com

Screen name:
Rich Merrick Keys
Member since:
Nov 24 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Jazz-Rock fusion - Steely Dan/ Fagan, Sting, Gino Vannelli, Zappa, Corea, Hancock, Duke, Jan Hammer, Weather Report/ Zawanul, Yellow Jackets, Umphrey's McGee.
Contemp. Rock -- Muse, Cake, Wilco, Sky, Beck.
Prog. Rock -- ELP, Yes / Patrick Moraz, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and of course Beatles.
Traditional Jazz -- Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans
Classical -- All the masters.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Motif ES8 (88-key) w/ Mackie HR824 studio speakers
Steinway B grand
Apollo Duo recording interface & plug-ins
Sennheiser E945 vocal mic
Mac Pro w/ Logic Pro
Sound effects libraries

MUSIC