ABOUT

Progressive / Melodic Rock Keyboard Player/backing vocals
(Compositor/Arranger)

Biography :

Born in Paris from an artistic background & classical music studies,
I've started to listen to Classical and Rock music from an early age.
A few years later, influenced by various great keyboard players
from Jon Lord (Deep Purple/Whitesnake), Keith Emerson (ELP), David Paich (Toto), Geoff Downes (Asia)
to Tony Banks (Genesis), Mark Kelly (Marillion), Mark Stanway (Magnum),Jim Steinman and Vangelis, I taught myself on how to reproduce
some of my preferred pieces of music by ear.
Inspired to join my first school rock band at the age of 15,
I've progressed to become a professional musician and been involved in various musical projects
over the following 25 years within all sorts of French artists and rock bands.
As an accomplished singer, composer and arranger of my own material as well, until I left France for England in 2002.

2013 - 2015 - Paid Tribute to “The Maestro” Jon Lord within Box O Snakes - Whitesnake Tribute Band in UK,
2015 - 2017 - Keyboardist/Backing Vocals within Rock Cover Band "Slither"
2016 - 2018 - Founder and Keyboardist in Real To Reel - Marillion - Early Years - Tribute Band
2018...Now - Founder and Keyboardist in Best of Both Worlds - Marillion's Fish & Steve Hogarth era Tribute Band

1997...Now: composer and arranger of personal materials

Screen name:
stephan297552
Member since:
Feb 02 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Jon Lord (Deep Purple/Whitesnake), David Paich (Toto), Geoff Downes (Asia) to Tony Banks (Genesis), Mark Kelly (Marillion), Mark Stanway (Magnum),Jim Steinman and Vangelis,

Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake, "Old" Genesis, Marillion,
Keith Emerson, Asia, Work of Art, Journey, Toto, Bad English, Foreigner, Mr Mister, FM, Harem Scarem, Jim Steinman...AOR, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock symphonic etc..

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Synthesizer Roland Gaia SH-01
Synthesizer Roland D50
Synthesizer Micron - Alesis
Synthesizer Roland XP10 (Overdrived Hammond Organ dedicated)
Synthesizer/Vocoder Korg R3
Synthesizer Roland RS5
Master Synthesizer Roland RS9
Master MIDI keyboard Controller Roland A30
Master MIDI keyboard Controller Roland A30
MIDI Controller Behringer UMX490 U-Control (for Sound Module Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth)

Synthesizer Sound Module Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth (Arp, Mellotron, Moog etc…)
Synthesizer Sound Module Roland U110
Synthesizer Sound Module Roland U110
Synthesizer Sound Module Roland U110
Synthesizer Sound Module Emu Proteus 2000

Fostex Mixer 16 Channels

Roland KC-150 Keyboard Amp
Roland Cube 40W Monitor Amp.
Laney 50W Monitor Amp.

MUSIC