Specializing in the sounds of 'Heavy' organ driven Classic Hard Rock ala Deep Purple, Santana, Vanilla Fudge, Uriah Heep, Steppenwolf, Procol Harum, Rascals. I play a unique, customized, over the shoulder keyboard 'rig'. Am able to duplicate the exact tones from famous recordings of Hammond B-3. Also get 60's Combo Organ sounds (think Doors, Monkees, Iron Butterfly, Animals). Have the chops to pull off some blazing stuff.
On the business side... I am mature, sober, and business-minded. Have good contacts to get bookings and understand marketing and promotion.
- Screen name:
- Zed Maestro
- Member since:
- Jun 08 2008
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Jon Lord, Goldy McJohn, Greg Rolie, Ken Hensley, Mark Stein, Ray Manzarek, Alan Price, Felix Cavaliere, Al Kooper, Matthew Fisher.
Heavily hot-rodded software driven Custom Organ Rig running through a Marshall half stack that enables me to faithfully replicate the authentic tones of the all the big B3, C3, tones and even Transistor Organs (Vox and Farfisa) from those famous original recordings.
Plus, vintage Korg Poly 800 and an 88 note piano giving me the traditional Grand Pianos, Electric Pianos (both Rhodes & Wurlitzer), Clavinet, even the old DX7 piano sound. Plus 2 other 'boards that give me Strings, Horns, Vibes, & more.
Roland 4 channel keyboard practice amp.
Vocoder and Digitek Vocalist Live 4.
A bunch of other 'Toys' for vocals and processors and stuff.
My 'Highlight Reel' - INTROS & SOLOS
My 'Highlight Reel' - INTROS & SOLOS Year: 2018 Genre: Rock
INTROS and SOLOS is my 8 min. musical 'Highlight Reel'. + It includes some of my favorite Intros and Solos from the past few years. ALL of these snippets were taken from LIVE recordings. There is no studio trickery or audio enhancement in any of these short selections. With the exception of the last number, 'The Thrill Is Gone', all of the music is original. + These bits were selected from various shows, rehearsals and even an open jam. Since they were done live, there was no going back to 'fix' anything. What you get is what happened in that moment of time. + I attempted to display some diversity of styles... from hard rock, to metal, to boogie, to jazz, to blues, and I showed off the remarkable range of the sonic palette I get with the custom organ rig I use. + The sounds range from pretty traditional organ tones to my 'Jon Lord' overdrive sound to even a kind of a synth/guitar hybrid sound I created. Even the 'spacey Arabian helicopter' intro in the middle of this recording was done live. + I packed a lot into 8 and a half minutes. Take a listen.
Down Home Blues / Bright Lights, Big City (from an open jam)
Down Home Blues / Bright Lights, Big City (from an open jam) Track number: 1 Year: 2012 Genre: Blues
Had just met the other musicians on this track moments before we performed this song. Singer called it on the fly and we were off and running.
Demon's Eye (Deep Purple Cover)
Demon's Eye (Deep Purple Cover) Year: 2016 Album: Live at the Roadhouse Genre: Classic Rock
The Thrill Is Gone (cover)
The Thrill Is Gone (cover) Year: 2012 Album: Dave's Aqua Lounge - Open Jam Genre: Blues
Recorded with players I'd just met moments before at an open jam.
Old Man Trouble (original song by Bad Blood)
Old Man Trouble (original song by Bad Blood) Year: 2016 Album: Bad Blood debut album Genre: Rock