The Utility Man
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Is your band REALLY close to what you want it to be, but you need that little extra umph?

Then you need The Utility Man. I can handle keyboards, sax and flute, trumpet and trombone, congas and other percussion, harmonicas, pretty decent lead vocals and really decent back-up vocals. I've been doing this for over 40 years, so I definitely know the band business. (That means I'm an "old guy". But I dress nice.) I've played everything from oldies to folk to soul to rock to jazz to . . . well, I can play it. (Okay fine, no bluegrass; but then how many bluegrass bands have sax and congas?) And yes, I already own all of the instruments mentioned, plus my own mics, stands, cables, amps, and monitors. Plus a powerful PA system.

Whatever you're playing, I can fill it out, fatten it up, and help you polish it. I am also a graphic designer and a master at promotions and booking. I can make your band look better on stage, work up playlists; whatever is needed to take you to the next level.

So . . . what are you waiting for?

Screen name:
The Utility Man
Member since:
Nov 15 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Chicago, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, CCR, Heart, Tower of Power, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, David Bowie, Earth Wind & Fire, CSNY, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lynryrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, The Who, Santana, Billy Idol, Johnny Cash, War, Cream, Steely Dan, Elvis Presley, Deep Purple, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Robin Trower, The Blues Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Mott the Hoople, The Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry, Van Halen, Edgar Winter, Pat Benatar, The Allman Brothers, Warren Zevon, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, and . . . lots more.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Flute:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Trumpet:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Roland RD300NX Stage Piano
Alesis QuadraSynth Synthesiszer
Yamaha PSR 510 Piano
Behringer Ultratone K900FX Keyboard Amplifier
Yamaha YAS-23 Alto Sax
Mendini Custom Alto Sax
Kessler Custom Deluxe Tenor Sax
Armstrong Professional Model Flute
Cecilio Pocket Trumpet
PBone Alto Trombone
Hohner Pro-Harp Harmonicas (10)
LP Aspire Conga Pair
Large assortment of Pro-grade Hand Percussion

Also, I own a very clean and powerful PA system:
Electro-Voice ND967 Supercardioid vocal mics (6)
Shure SM-58 (5) & Beta57 mics
Audix drum mics (2)
Sennheiser E602 II Evolution Series Dynamic Bass-drum Mic
Behringer XENYX X2442USB board
Behringer Europower EP4000 amp
Behringer Europower EP2000 amps (3)
Behringer XR4400 4-Channel Expander/Gate
Behringer MDX4600 4-Channel Expander/Gate/Compressor
Behringer MDX2600 2-Channel Compressor/Gate/Limiter
Behringer SUPER-X PRO CX3400 Crossover
DBX DriveRack PA Management Processor
Alesis In-Rack 2-Channel Monitor EQ
Furman M-8Lx Standard Level Power Conditioning
Monster MP PRO1000 Clean Power Unit
Gator GRC PU Pop-up Console Rack
Behringer B212D Eurolive Active 500-Watt 2-Way Monitors (2)
Behringer F1320D Eurolive Active 300-Watt 2-Way Monitor
Behringer VS1220F Eurolive High-Performance 600-Watt Monitors (3)
Behringer VP1220F Eurolive High-Performance 800-Watt Monitors (3) upgraded with Peavey Scorpion speakers
Custom-built Horn Cabinets (4)
Custom-built Mid Cabinets (4)
Peavey PV118 Passive Subwoofers w/ Black Widow cones (4)
Seismic 16x4 50' Snake
8x4 channel 20' mini-snake
All cables, cords, cases and stands needed for all of this