SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Alto.
I am a very experienced keyboard player with extensive experience playing in pop, rock, function and wedding bands. My current focus is for a rock/classic rock band, although I am still open to glam and function bands / mor ,Progressive rock is also an option. please note that i have absolutly no interest in [ 12 bar ] blues/jazz/soul/funk/reggea/rap/ hip hop/acid/house/electronicica/d&b, ett. etc. .
I read music fairly well, having been playing since the age of eleven years old. My style is of a keyboard/strings/brass/organ/ synth solo player, not a piano player parsa', though can play most piano parts quite compantly,. I usually undertake several parts at once enabling the generation of a well filled, out big sound. please also note that although i am not a pro playing ability i can handle most playing pretty well compantly. and also i only play for fun and dont except any money for my playing., also the van which my mate/rodie drives for me as i dont drive my self due to health reasons, [ my bro's ] is also only insured for recreation and ,leasure, therefore i cant charge for my playing. so pertcuarly looking for a charity band or band that dont charge/ only charge exspenses.
the van is, a late model, clean, low mileage Ford Transient Van, with air conditioning
I live in Stevenage, Herts. so please note that i am unable to play with non fairly local bands, long distances are just not feasable for me. will only travel to rehearse up to 30 minuets journey away
- Screen name:
- Carl Aylward
- Member since:
- Jan 20 2011
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
My favorite artists are Rick Wakeman, Yes, E.L.P. Camel, Roxy Music, early Genesis, Steely Dan, and general progressive rock. also classic soft/hard rock including, thin lizzy, free/bad company, deep purple, black sabboth, bon jovi, bryn adams,lynard skynard etc.On a lighter note, I also like the Beatles, Slade, Sweet, t.rex, & all 70's glam rock Blondie, Abba, also big fan of the original seekers/judith durham, absolutly love her voice and the music. [ and believe it or not though im never going to play it i also love classicle music ! ! beethoven , mozart , list, chopin, etc but far to difficult for me to play ! ! ] not forgetting my ultamate biggist hero, Chris De Burgh.
I have a full setup of keyboards and backline which include:
Korg Kronos 2 Workstation, 2 of Roland FA06 's worksatations, Roland juno DS88, yamaha tyrus 5, Roland Ax-Synth Keytar. M audio keystation 2 controller keyboard which controls 2 additional sounds on my kronos NI komplete kontrol controller keyboard which controls my behrnger model D
keyboard amplification behringer 300W/side mixer amp into pair of EV's 15" +horns and decent 2K PA 1 pairs of active RCF735 15" + horns + pair pasife PV UL15" +horns, powered from studiomaster 1000W 12 channel powered mixer + studiomaster monitors. 150 W each [ 2 pairs of 12" + horns ] + 2 sets of 4 lights on stands + 2 light boxes
also tascam "model 24" live 24 track mixer /digita recorderl
Fender Squire Precision bass , Gibson Epiphone SG, gibson exsplorer fitted with guitar synth pick up + roland guitar synth moduel unit. [ Marshal AVT 150 guitar combo.- available on reqest from my bro ] & transit van