TheSkewedEar
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I’m primarily a keyboard player/synth programmer. Just moved on 9/27/2019 to Riverside, RI, and have completed relocating my home studio - TheSkewedEar Studio - state of art EM production studio, from Washington, DC. I freely admit to being a Jan Hammer wanna be, but write like a schizophrenic. I make up genres a lot as the standards never seem to fit. Like “Western Prairie Electronica”, roll that one around for a minute. I write and record my stuff, but would love to meet other local musicians interested in mutual collaboration, recording, and performing. I’m a self taught bass player, so I kind of suck due to not being fast. I’d describe me as a Roger Water’s just-the-facts-ma’am bass player. I’m a unique type of keyboard player, as I don’t know ANY cover stuff, so I don’t play like a “normal” keyboard player. That has actually served me well. Every band I’ve been in except for one was all original. And the one did tons of Little Feat, so I said sure. Plus they were kick butt players.

And I accepted an early retirement package, so I literally CAN bang on de drum all day. I’m a former broadcast/live/studio/mastering engineer and am back in the saddle in the world of digital recording.

Screen name:
TheSkewedEar
Member since:
Oct 03 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Jan Hammer, Mahavishnu Orchestra,, Bruce Hornsby, Jeff Beck, King Crimson, Joni Mitchell, Little Feat!

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

iMac Pro based recording studio
Digital Performer DAW
Hardware Synths: GeneralMusic S3 Turbo, Prophet 5
Vsynths: Omnisphere 2.6, Rob Pappen’s Perdator 2, Hybrid 3, HIVE, VPS Avenger, ZONE, UVI Falcon 2.0, the list goes on.

Name it, I probably own It

Sire M7 Marcus Miller 5 string bass

Focal Twin 6be near field monitors
AccuGroove 112L long throw monitors
Every recording tool that matters. Waves/Boz Digital Labs/Brainworx/Bluecat Audio/SonarWorks Reference 4 Studio/... etc.
If it’s quality, I probably have it. Better yet, I’ll know how to use it. My mixes translate, and I get Big Boy sound vs bedroom studio sound.

MUSIC