Carl Aylward


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocalist - Alto.


oh 1st note on the demo there are some musicle artifacts that shouldnt be there in the 1st 24 bars or so, please ignor those bars, dont quite know what happened on the recording there. ] 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 or working with say, a female vocalist as a duo. useing allready available MIDI file backing. Progressive rock is also an option.choices ,also plese note due to question options, couldnt say exactly my situation which is as i say i play "for fun" ie dont take reimbursment etc but i must add that i am very, very commited to playing my music, with a very professinal atitude, hope that clears up that point.

I read music fairly well, having been playing since the age of eleven years old. My style is of a keyboard player, not a piano player. I usually undertake several parts at once enabling the generation of a well filled, out big sound. I am also fully capable to take over the bass guitar parts on keyboard, which can result in an economical, full sounding band with less players.

Duo to circumstances, though im of just about pro playing standerd + pro attitude, I never accept any remuneration for playing gigs. I play only for pleasure, and can handle most keyboard parts with ease.
i have, a late model, clean, low mileage Ford Transient Van, with air conditioning.,
[vans only insured for recreation and leasure so can only except deisiel exspenses.] i also have home equipment insurance which covers 3rd party public liability up to £1,000,000 for any injury etc the insured gear causes to the public.[ many venues say that this is a requirement before they will book you ]

I live in Stevenage, Herts.

Screen name:
Carl Aylward
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
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, not forgetting my ultamate biggist hero , Chris De Burgh.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Lead Guitar:


I have a full setup of keyboards and backline which include:

Korg Kronos 2 Workstation, Roland Juno Stage, Roland juno DS88, korg PA 300, roland ax-synth keytar, , .

Two of Roland KC550 keyboard combos,180W each ,15" + horn.
one of KC 350 keyboard combo 100W 12" + horn
also a compleat 5 KW PA + monitors etc
+ a large lighting rig.

fender squire presision bass , gibson epifone sg pro, Marshal AVT 150 guitar combo.