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I am currently playing guitar and keyboards in an alt metal / prog / electronic band (currently under the name of Above The Dream.
Also currently playing in a couple of semi dormant projects more into the fusion genre.
The song here, is purely so you can hear my guitar (and bass) playing. I am not looking to play this as it is a song in one of my dormant fusion bands, but with lyrics and a far more complex time signature than the 7 -8 it has been played here.
I prefer to play either guitar or keyboards - (or better still, both), rather than the other instruments I can play. Lap Steel is also cool. I play all these in my fusion projects as well other instruments as required.
I'm not really interested in playing bass or drums as I am far happier on guitar &/or keys
I’m pretty open style and genre wise, but covers are a definite no for me - only original material please.
I prefer complex music over simple. That said, there is an art to play something complex, but to make it sound easy for the listener. That's also what I can do. It also depends on the vibe.
I am not your typical genetic player and have my own sound.
I’m a prolific songwriter with the music and melody side being more my thing than lyrics as I don’t sing.
I can play over 10 instruments, including some I don't own.
I don’t have a lot of spare time for much else as I am already committed with the current bands, but if there is something that I simply can’t refuse, then at least ask me first.
I have access to a lot of venues as my wife is one of the top promotors. This includes venues all around the UK and beyond as well as festivals.
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- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 18 2014
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
I am influenced by many artists and listen to everything from heavy metal to classical. However, my main preference is jazz rock, jazz funk and fusion.
My style works in the metal band as I’m still playing as a fusion player. That actually suits the music and makes it more unique.
Guitarists I am particularly influenced by would be (not in any sort of order):
Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Wayne Krantz, Robben Ford, Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, Shawn Lane, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, Jeff Beck, John Scofield & Steve Hillage (plus loads more).
Keyboard players (again, not in any sort of order):
Russell Ferrante, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jan Hammer, Joe Sample, Jordan Rudess, Keith Emerson, Eddie Jobson, Dave Stewart, Tigran Hamasyan, Shawn Lane, Jason Rubello, Alan Pasqua, Carla Bley, Don Airey, Scott Kinsey, Steve Hunt, Joe Zawinul, Gary Husband & Cory Henry (plus loads more).
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Steel guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Electronic Music:
- Other Percussion:
Pro guitar rig, guitars - (6 & 12 string - electrics and acoustics - mainly USA Fender & Gibson electrics, with a few others thrown in for good measure. USA Ovation and Yamaha acoustics), Mesa Boogie and Marshall rack amps, rack effects, loads of top end pro effects pedals (usual suspects) including top pro switcher built in a professionally built board. A second guitar pedalboard is currently under construction, but also using top end pro effects pedals and switcher. I also have a lap steel, mandolin, bass, trumpet, stage piano, loads of synths (Nord, Prophet, Moog, Hydrasynth, ARP, Dreadbox, Korg, Yamaha & Roland), studio gear, 2023 MacBook Pro (highest spec Apple offered at the time of purchase), loads of microphones - far too many things to list.
I have a big car too.
Sunrise Over A Distant Moon (very rough demo)
Sunrise Over A Distant Moon (very rough demo) Genre: Other
Rough demo with just 2 players covering everything. The song is now a song in our fusion band and has vocals. It is also in a far more complex time signature than the ? we recorded.