the VinylZoo
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SEEKING

Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

With gigs and studio sessions pending we seem to have misplaced our last keyboard player so we're currently looking for a capable replacement who can contribute to the writing and arranging process. If you're looking for an outlet for your creativity, this is it.
We don't play covers but compose original material generally rock with a progressive feel-think Porcupine Tree/Marillion/Floyd. Influences range from Steely Dan to Zep, John Martyn to Zappa. We've also recently been signed to BMV Music.
We have a dedicated 32 track home/garden studio for live rehearsal/recording, plus DAW setup.
We already have setup a Kawai MP4 stage piano, Roland Gaia synth and Novation Ultranovana synth so don't worry if you've not got much gear.
Our cozy rehearsal space is fitted out with Roland drums. All instrumentation including the drums are routed through a power mixer/PA with controlled volume. We are therefore able to play loud enough live without upsetting the neighbours.
A kettle, phone, heating & fridge with beer ease the cosy setting.
Once we month or so we go to a commercial studio/rehearsal room with an acoustic drum kit & Marshall amps to let rip at volume.
We played some festivals, private parties, live radio sessions and pub gigs recently but ideally with more gigs scheduled, we would like to get these out of the way then write and record new material.We generally meet once a week for rehearsal(Sunday evening), more if needs be. Have a drink, laugh and put the world to rights but with jobs, families and mortgages, we've still a passion for playing and feel we still have something to say and remain musically relevant.
Players with ego's, no sense of humour or unrealistic aspirations for world domination will probably not be suitable.
Enthusiasm, reliability and commitment are more important than technical wizardry and the latest gear.
Thanks for looking and do get in touch if interested, we'd love to hear from you.
Dorking/Horsham/Reigate/Gatwick area

Screen name:
tomyg
Member since:
Jan 15 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
10
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
57 years

Influences

Steven Wilson, Marillion, Ozric, Riverside, Snarky Puppy, Spocks Beard, Steely Dan, Sinatra, Floyd, Clash, Zep, John Martyn, Alan Parsons, Vannelli, etc.

Members Of Band

Tom-Guitar/Vox, Leon-Drums, Eddie-Lead Guitar, Geoff-Bass, Keys-?

EQUIPMENT

Full PA, Cakewalk DAW, 32-track Tascam facility,fully set up home live rehearsal space with monitors or headphones.

MUSIC