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Drums, Keyboard.


Jazz Fusion guitarist. JohnMc1953atyoohoodotcom
Who'd have thought it? A second jazz fusion guitarist from Whitley Bay called John McLaughlin! We were both brought to Whitley Bay as children by Scottish parents. I believe he left for London just about the same time I set foot in Whitley Bay in 1959.
I am looking for a drummer comfortable with complex time signatures and able to drive the band. Also looking for a keyboard player similarly comfortable with complex time signatures and twelve tone music. The ability to improvise is paramount.
Loads of tracks (1227 to date) can be heard on SoundCloud - https://soundclouddotcom/john-mclaughlin
As well as playing the guitar I also dabble on keyboards to create MIDI sounds from my DAW (Cakewalk Sonar X3 Producer), sometimes mixing them with guitar and other times just creating sounds with synths.

Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 25 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


My namesake, Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, Alex Machacek, Scott Henderson, Jeff Beck, Frank Gambale to name a few.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:


Custom built guitars: Merlin Custom by Guy Harrison & G Signature Venus (US luthier unknown)
Ibanez S470DX, Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Vintage Gordon Giltrap signature acoustic.
Amps: H&K TubeMeister 36, Carvin Nomad 112
Pedalboard with Eventide PitchFactor, Yamaha UD Stomp, Boss RPS10, Morley PWV, Maxon OD9, Xotic RC Booster, Hermida Audio Zendrive, Moog MF Ring all controlled by a Moen GEC8 Live Looper.