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Carl Aylward
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, 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 / mor or working with say, a female vocalist as a duo, gigs/open mics , using MIDI file backing.i have approx 4,000 midi files of all styles, genres,periodes, Progressive rock is also an option. please note that i have absolutly no interest in [ 12 bar ] blues/jazz/soul/reggea/ hip hop/acoid/house/electronicic/a/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. 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, please also note that although i am allmost pro playing ability 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.
(i am now also looking for a guitarist/vocalist for another classic rock project/band i am doing i have an exsperianced drummer and i am playing bass on the leyboards. hopefully to get a single combined musician or 2ndly 2 seperate guitar and vocalist. the gig money would be split between drummer / guitar/ vocalist as i personly only play for fun and dont take any money .we would rehears in stevenage in my flat with headfones, drummer useing an electronic drum kit which saves exspensive rehearsal studio's.)

the van is, a late model, clean, low mileage Ford Transient Van, with air condition which my friend drives for me as i am unable to drivve due to a medical condition.
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.

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

Screen name:
Carl Aylward
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
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, 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.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

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

Korg Kronos 2 Workstation, Roland FA06 worksatation, Roland juno DS88, yamaha tyrus 5, Roland Ax-Synth Keytar. M audio keystation 2 controller keyboard for my behringer model D synth modual. .

decent 3K PA [3 pairs of 15" + horns ] with monitors. 500 W [ 2 pairs 12" + horns ] + 2 sets of 4 lights on stands


Fender Squire Precision bass , Gibson Epiphone SG, [ Marshal AVT 150 guitar combo.- available on reqest from my bro ] & transit van