Carl Aylward


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, 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 or working with say, a female vocalist as a duo, gigs/open mics , using MIDI file backing.i have approx 5,000 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/ hip hop/acoid/house/electronicic/a/d&b, ett. etc. also now looking for a progrock drum machine rogrammer who could work with me to record my original progrock music albums, or some one who can help me work my cubase DAW program on my computer as i am a computer novice and have no idea how to work it, instead of useing my 24 track digital recorder, as the DAW would be far more flexable then my 24 track digital recorder. i can do all the other parts, must have own drum macxhine or able to use/ work the drum [ pattern] function of my kronos 2 synth workstation.

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 tha although i am allmost pro playing ability i only play for fun and dont except any money for my playing. also the van [ 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 condition which my friend drives for me as i am unable to drivve due to a medical condition.
I live in Stevenage, Herts.

Screen name:
Carl Aylward
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately 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.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Lead Guitar:


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

Korg Kronos 2 Workstation, Roland FA06, Roland juno DS88, korg PA 300, Roland Ax-Synth Keytar. M audio keystation 2 controller keyboard for my behringer model D synth moduel. .

Two of Roland KC550 keyboard combos,180W each ,15" + horn.
one of KC 350 keyboard combo 100W 12" + horn & decent 2K PA [2 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