XtianKeys
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ABOUT

Christian "Keys" Connett -
I have been playing keyboards since I was a teenager. Started on piano, and moved on to synth after hearing Keith Emerson, Styx, and Rick Wakeman. I am currently playing keys, acoustic & electric guitar, and backing vocals for Cover That band - A tribute to the Pop & Rock hits of yesterday. I also perform keys, guitars, & vocals in the duo Verdulla Connett Effect.

I am passionate about lots of genres of music that include Rock, Pop, Progressive, Acoustic, and Metal.

I have all pro-level equipment and gear and enjoy gigging regularly.

Screen name:
XtianKeys
Member since:
May 29 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Derek Sherinian, Keith Emerson, Geoff Downes, Rick Wakeman, Rhys Fulber, Kebu, Jan Hammer, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jordan Rudess, Mic Michaeli, Alex Argento, Chick Corea, Steve Winwood, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nine Inch Nails, Keith Urban, Ritchie Kotzen, Brad Paisley, John 5, Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, Haken, Whitesnake, & more.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Korg Workstation Synths, Midi Controllers, rack unit that includes gear from Radial Engineering, Shure, Line 6, TC Electronics, & Furman, Nady, Shure IEM system, & more.

CURRENT GEAR BRANDS:
Korg
Radial Engineering
Ibanez Acoustic, Electric, Bass, & Mandolin
Fender Acoustic & Electric guitars
Line 6 HX
D'Addario strings, & locking straps
Tortex flow picks
Meinl percussion