I've been playing music ever since I could hold an instrument with my hands. Started with Accordion, then played alto sax. Then got my first six-string (have 5 now), then tried keyboards, and that's what I'm mostly playing now, meanwhile I tried bass guitar and cello. I have sung in choirs for about 10 years total. Won some international festivals singing bass/baritone in a ~40 people group. Sang Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff... you name it. These days I'm mostly singing background vocals (I can sing over Bon Jovi's lines in falsetto) and playing keyboards in cover bands. I ain't scared of any genre and I think there is something to learn from all of them. I play mostly different kinds of rock in my bands now, but I played other genres in the past and I experiment at home.
I often cover multiple parts with my keyboards. Apart from piano, organ and similar instruments, I also cover rhythm guitar, play the second lead guitar on many songs, horn section, strings, percussion, sound effects. You name it. And I sing back up vocals.
I'm currently quite busy, but at the same time, I'm open to being your studio musician (have done that in the past) and either play a part that is laid out already, or make stuff up that will complement whatever you have worked out so far. If an opportunity to play well-paying shows arises, I'm all ears.
My current bands are:
Friends of Ken: it's here on bandmix
Mobland: look up 'mobland band' on the web. You'll find us.
- Screen name:
- Yarr Yarr
- Member since:
- Nov 06 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Country, Folk, Blues, Rock (all kinds), Metal, Progressive, Funk.
My past bands are: Pete Montoya Band, Highway 4, Uncle Rico
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Rhythm Guitar:
Yamaha ES6, Yamaha ES8, Yamaha XF6, Roland Juno-Di, Roland SH-01, Keytar midi controller, Roland KC-550 stage amp, a couple of mixers, bunch of cables and pedals. Wireless in-ear monitors, a couple of microphones, DI boxes... Basically I have everything I need to play on stage and interface with any kind of PA. Or I can blast a smaller place with my amp alone if need be.
We'll be playing at 'The Florence', a real biker bar. Bring your dancing shoes (riding boots are O.K.) and enjoy classic blues rock music with us.
We'll be playing at the Main Street Brewery in Pleasanton, 9pm to 12am. No cover fee, just buy drinks and enjoy the music!