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Prog Rocker In Orlando

 prog_rocker  |   53 years old  |   male  |   Orlando, Florida  |   member since 2015

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I have been musically inactive for a number of years (real life got in the way), and I am now looking to begin playing again. While I am considering a solo project of some kind, I really wish to be part of a team/band situation again as well. I am a multi-instrumentalist who also happens to be able to sing, although I am primarily (and prefer to be) a bass player in a band situation. I am willing to collaborate with musicians not local to me if there is a good fit or for a promising project.

Seeking To

Join a band, Start a band, Find musicians

Genres

Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute, Hard Rock, Metal

Musical Influences & Inspiration

I love many kinds of music (my Cd collection is huge, and features literally everything from Abba to Zappa and everything in between!), but my favorite style to play is progressive rock in all its myriad forms. Classic and Progressive rock, progressive metal, symphonic metal, jazz love them all! My main influences on bass guitar (either in playing style or "sound"...in some cases both): Geddy Lee (Rush), Chris Squire (Yes), Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings, solo), John Entwhistle (The Who), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Doug Pinnick (King's X), Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Peter Steele (Type O Negative), Cliff Burton (Metallica), Eddie Jackson (Queensryche), John Taylor (Duran Duran), Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order, Monaco), Simon Gallup (The Cure)...my singing voice has been (favourably) compared to: John Wetton (Asia, Uk, King Crimson, solo), Eric Woolfson (Alan Parsons Project), Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Greg Lake (Elp), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Tod Howarth (707, Frehley's Comet, toured with Cheap Trick, solo), Gordon Lightfoot, Sting (The Police, solo), and Peter Gabriel (Genesis, solo). All that being said, I hope that I have forged my own style that, although pays homage to these greats (I have no qualms about wearing my influences on my ), still sounds distinctive on its own.

Proficiencies

Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Rock

Gear & Equipment

Current Bass Rig: *Bass Guitars- Ibanez SR300 series fretted and SR370F fretless *Amplification- Hartke Systems HD150 150w 1x15"/1x1" Bass Combo Amplifier *Effects- Art Sgx Nightbass Se w/ Art X-15 Ultrafoot Midi Controller Pedalboard *Strings- D'Addario Esxl 170 series ***I plan on improving and expanding the current rig for various applications as soon as finances allow.

Looking For Musicians Who Play

Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Drums, Electronic Music, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Rock

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