SEEKINGBand 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.
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:
- Member since:
- Oct 03 2019
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Jan Hammer, Mahavishnu Orchestra,, Bruce Hornsby, Jeff Beck, King Crimson, Joni Mitchell, Little Feat!
- Electronic Music:
- Bass Guitar:
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.
Barnstorming Tall Buildings
Barnstorming Tall BuildingsUpbeat Synth track with lots of movement and a lead player with no concept of the word "restraint,"
Wyatt ArpWhen it comes to genre, I have the hardest time describing my music, as it varies so wildly. This piece was easy however, and ushers in a brand new genre - Western Prairie Electronica. It is the first of a larger body of work, New Sheriff in Town. This flew into existence when I thought I's give a second chance to a synth I hated, CODEX. I came across the insane arp, and Wyatt was born!
The Prosciutto Improv
The Prosciutto ImprovThe Prosciutto Improv came to life two days ago, when my Fazioli arrived. It is the first of many improvs and pieces to come, and unlike my electronica, this is truly my soul's writing style. I also play 5 string bass on this track. And the percussion was custom programmed just for this piece, and yes is a bit held back. Any more and it became a distraction. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did sitting down, having it appear, then fleshing it out with a modicum of support, and finally engineering into not lose it's purity.
Ten Years - Instrumental Mix
Ten Years - Instrumental MixThis is something I'm publishing as an instrumental for now. I want my good friend, brilliant lyricist and power vocal force AJ Evans to work his magic lyrically and vocally, but location logistics are not being kind to us. I decided to post it as I think there is enough musically to hold your interest, and I like the feel of how it rolls along, but most importantly, I'm very happy with the Big Boy sound I'm getting now that I'm fully back in the saddle of audio engineering.
They Toll For Me
They Toll For MeThis flew into existence on a couple of days back as an improv. I recorded it, and now it's here. This is much more representative of what I might play if I sat down at an acoustic piano and just started to improv. Only I didn't.
Escape from the Kiddie Pool
Escape from the Kiddie PoolI channel (not comparing but in the style of) Jeff Beck. All tracks: OmniSphere, Hive, Sylus RMX. Composer, engineer and All Instruments: William P Brown This one's for you, Dad.
ClayMationThe first work from TheSkewedEar Studio.