SEEKING

Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto, Ukulele.

ABOUT

Hey there my name is Ryan Caldwell, I am a Millikin University grad with a degree in Music Business. I'm currently located in the Chicago suburbs and playing keys / vocals for a band called The Rafters. Between 2010 and 2016 I fronted a band called Fight With Monsters. I did keys, vocals, vibraphone, some guitar, most of the songwriting, and all of the production for the latest album we put out. (link below)
://fightwithmonsters./
I am open to do gigs, session work, creative collaborations, sound work, and ghostwriting. Just hit me up at ryancaldwellmusic at

Screen name:
ryancaldwellmusic
Member since:
Jun 15 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
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

Cake, Streetlight Manifesto, Tame Impala, Steely Dan, They Might Be Giants, Magnetic Fields, The Doors, Billy Joel, Amanda Palmer, Vulfpeck, Daftpunk, Depeshmode, Minus the Bear, The Who, Queen, My Chemical Romance, ELP, Company of Thieves, Gorillaz, Hiatus Kaiyote, MGMT, Modest Mouse, Muse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Queens of the Stone Age, The Shins, Sufjan Stevens, Tears for Fears, The XX, Weezer, and many more.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Beginner
Other:
Beginner
Banjo:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Keyboard Rig
- Korg SV1 (my main axe, any vintage key sounds you could imagine)
- Moog Mother 32 (Analog semimodular synth)
- Waldorf Streichfett (Digital string synth module)
- Waldorf Rocket (Hybrid Bass/Lead synth module)
- Novation Mininova (Digital performance synth)
- Roland AX09 (Keytar)
- Social Entropy Engine (sequencer)
- Ross VSC Vibraphone (you know, one of those big metal xylophones)
- Yamaha Reface YC (Digital mini organ module)
- Teenage Engineering PO-12 (drum machine)
- Fender KXR (Piano Amp)
- Yamaha Stagepas 600i (light PA system / key monitors)
- Honer Melodica (Harmonica keyboard flute)
- A toy piano (for you hipsters who are into that sort of thing)
Whatever your keyboard need is, I've got a box for it.

Other than that, I have a bass, some acoustic and electric guitars, a uke, an acoustic and electric drum kit, a banjo, squeezebox, a modest recording studio, and most importantly a car.

MUSIC