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Piers de Lavison


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Initially classically trained, I've been playing keyboards in an assortment of original, cover and tribute bands for the last 25 years. I've lost count, but somewhere over 300 gigs played.

I've played in 1970s Genesis tribute bands for over 20 years, currently with G2 Definitive Genesis (www.g2online.co.uk).

I've also been with original progressive rock band Grey Lady Down since 2011, though this band is currently on hold while looking for a new singer.

I'm looking to get involved in new bands, as follows:

1) A working function band with a professional profile and gigs in the calendar. Ideally more in the motown / funk / indie rock vein than pop / disco, but happy to consider any repertoire that works with an audience.

2) An original band writing and recording in the progressive rock / progressive metal / alternative progressive genres. I'm particularly keen on being in a band which writes collaboratively (I want to write my own parts!) and one that wants to be gigging regularly (i.e. not just a studio based project).

To hear examples of my playing with G2, go to YouTube user profile 'G2GenesisTribute', and otherwise search YouTube for 'Piers G2 Genesis' for audience recordings

With GLD, go to Soundcloud profile 'grey_lady_down' and listen to the demos of In At The Deep End and Hedging Your Bets

As well as being a keys player, I have previously played the saxophone, but not for many years. I could resurrect it in a limited capacity if the gig required!

Screen name:
Piers de Lavison
Member since:
Oct 25 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Not sure if these are necessarily influences, but listen to a lot of 1970s progressive rock bands like King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd etc. plus more modern variants, Leprous, Haken, Pain Of Salvation, Flower Kings etc. Also a big fan of older classic rock / heavy metal like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Deep Purple, etc.

Instrument experience:



Kurzweil K2600 (expanded - Contemporary/Orchestral/Vintage EPs)
Hammond XB-1
Roland JV-1080 (expanded - Vintage Synth)
Verghese Pro-Soloist Rack (ARP clone module)
Sonar X1 Producer (recording software)