Carl Aylward
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

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.

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, I never accept any remuneration for playing gigs. I play only for pleasure, but i am of almost professional playing standerd 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.

http://www.carlaylward.co.uk/

Screen name:
Carl Aylward
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

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:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

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

Korg Kronos 2 Workstation, Roland Juno Stage, Roland juno Di, 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.