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mike305988
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SEEKING

Keyboard.

ABOUT

First off, Reboot Rebels are looking for a keyboard player to replace a departing member. We intend to keep rehearsing once a week over the winter until gig opportunities come our way once more. Repertoire is mainly ‘60s and ‘70s rock plus a little blues. Backing vox not essential but would be great. Please get in touch! At 14 I was a lefty teaching myself on a friend's right-hander, thus joining the very small group of upside-down southpaws. Job and family forced a long pause between bands but I picked it up again after moving from London to Rottingdean in 2015. I'm a bass player and guitar player. I play bass on The Astrelles and Pier Pressure audio tracks here, and lead guitar on the River Deep tracks. I've gigged in the area with all 3 bands, playing funk, soul, pop, rock, blues, ska and reggae. I’ve played guitar on a few gigs with The Stanmer Band - the video excerpt of Just A Gigolo is us. I play acoustic guitar in The Mont Blancs, and bass with Reboot Rebels - there's a couple of mobile phone videos of Rebels gigs included here. It's pretty much been cover versions all the way recently but I'm very happy with that.

Screen name:
mike305988
Member since:
Oct 14 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bass - Paul McCartney, Jaco Pastorious, Jack Bruce, Norman Watt Roy, Joe Dart, Bootsy Collins, Ronnie Lane, Oteil Burbridge, Freebo, Glenn Cornick, Andy Fraser, Danny Thompson, John Entwhistle, James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Lee Sklar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Larry Graham, Gerald Johnson, Tony Levin, Chuck Rainey, Mick Karn, John Wetton.

Guitar - Blake Mills, Ry Cooder, Derek Trucks, Joe Walsh, Vince Gill, Lowell George, Jimi Hendrix, John Martyn, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Baxter, Ry Cooder, Steve Cropper, Cory Wong, Eric Clapton, Larry Carlton, Mike Campbell, Ronnie Wood, Albert Lee, Lewis Taylor, John Mayer, Jimmy Page, Denny Diaz, Joni Mitchell, Peter Green, Jonny Greenwood, JJ Cale, Dave Rawlings, David Hidalgo.

Writers - Lennon/McCartney, David Bowie, Jagger/Richards, Ray Davies, Brian Wilson, Costello, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Fagen/Becker, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Paddy McAloon, Lowell George, kd Lang, Blue Nile, JJ Cale, Ronnie Lane, Jeff Buckley, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Jason Isbell, Blair Dunlop, Burt Bacharach, etc, etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez SR1200L bass, Fender Jazz fretless bass, / Ampeg PF500 amp, Markbass cab. Telecasters /Vox combo amp. Taylor K24 and Faith Venus 12 string / Acus acoustic combo amp.

MUSIC