Zany Madcap
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other.

ABOUT

PIANIST KEYBOARDIST , SAXOPHONE, WOODWIND, ETC. looking for band(s) and/or vocalists without egos, attitude or drug problems. I've a degree in Music Performance from University of Alabama. My main instrument for school was saxophone, but I have been playing piano classically since age 4, and indeed, get most of my work playing classical piano for weddings, etc.

For covers, I'm an exactist. I like to learn keyboard solos exactly as they are performed on the recordings. I can play any style imaginable (after all, it's only music, right?). I've performed with a number of bands, some now successful, some not so much. I've performed with some of the founding members of Blood, Sweat & Tears, an obscure jazz flugelhornist named Tony Guererro, who thereby introduced me to such people as Russ Freeman, Brian Bromberg, etc. One of the cover bands I was in just opened for Prince last year in B'ham. That gig was not given out arbitrarily. As for my sax playing, on my alto I tend to sound like David Sanborn. This is no coincidence as I use the exact same set-up as him; that being a Selmer Mark VI alto with a Dukoff Super Power Chamber mouthpiece D-8 with a LaVoz Medium reed. And I can sound ultra-funky on it. In fact, I'm so funky, I've got the EPA camping outside my place in protest on a regular basis. On soprano I sound like Kenny G, although it is not because I want to. I also have a variety of other saxophones at my disposal, from the rare soprillo down to tenor, C-melody, C-soprano, the ultra rare F-mezzo soprano and more. Play bassoon, clarinet, flute and occasionally, Irish tin penny whistle. I play all the mallet percussion: xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, and indeed played these instruments with the Million Dollar Band at University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!!) and am well versed in 4 mallet technique. I have even been known to do some backing vocals.

My mindset is: THINK POSITIVE...AND YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! All the great musicians I admire...I have 10 fingers like them. There's no reason I shouldn't be able to do what they do. And there's no reason you shouldn't either. If you want it badly enough, you can do it. Never. Ever. Give. Up. I should like to think all interested parties would hesitate not in contacting me at zanymadcap at hot male. On FB I'm listed as Zany Madcap. Or just call me at 228-369-1753. Either way, I'm easy like Sunday morning...

Screen name:
Zany Madcap
Member since:
Jun 28 2005
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
60
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

PRINCE, Dresden Dolls, Emilie Autumn, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, Grand Theft Orchestra, older Metallica, Tori Amos, Van Halen, Beatles, Overkill (that's right), Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Led Zep, Camper Van Beethoven, Eagles, Loreenna McKinnett, Nellie McKay, Queen, Rage Against The Machine, Dead Kennedys, Styx, Allison Krauss, Frank Sinatra, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dave Brubeck, Jaques Loussierre, Jaco Pastoris, Brian Bromberg, Miles Davis, Charlie Yardbird Parker, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Ellington, Armstrong, David Sanborn, Blue Lou Marini, Nelson Rengel

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Expert
Saxophone:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Vocalist:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

PIANO: ALESIS DG-8 DIGITAL GRAND 88 FULLY WEIGHTED,
KORG X5-D,
KORG DW-8000,
KORG POLY-800,
KORG X2.

SAXOPHONES:
EPPELSHEIM Bb SOPRILLO
SELMER SERIES II Eb SOPRANINO
SELMER SERIES III Bb SOPRANO
SELMER MARK VI Eb ALTO
SELMER SUPERACTION 80 Eb ALTO
SELMER REFERENCE 54 Bb TENOR
SELMER C MELODY TENOR
CONN C SOPRANO
CONN F MEZZO SOPRANO
GRAFTON ALTO

EMERSON OPEN HOLE FLUTE
SELMER CENTERED TONE CLARINET