neil60047
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I have played accordion in different bands and in folk festivals, etc, and in a duo with my wife. I also have played keyboard in a classic rock band(also occasionally tenor sax, mandolin and bass guitar in such groups). I play lounge style solo pop piano as well, specializing in pop artists and bands such as Elton John,Eric Clapton, Chicago, Billy Joel, etc. Also, I am currently playing accordion in an Irish-Celtic rock band. I occasionally fill in with other performers on bass guitar at country gospel breakfast concerts. I have taken part in three musical theater productions(about the lives of people like Patsy Cline and Johnny and June Cash) as a keyboard or bass player.

Screen name:
neil60047
Member since:
Sep 26 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I have a strong old-time accordion background and also ethnic music to some extent(German, Ukrainian mostly). I have been performing for a few years at the German pavilion is Saskatoon's folkfest, as a member of their brass band(saxophone) and more recently playing solo accordion. I have learned a lot of pop songs, primarily by ear. I have occasionally played background piano at social events and restaurants. In 2018 and 2019 I won Canadian and International Awards as an acoustic instrumentalist in the Country Gospel Music Association.

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha 88-key electronic piano, two Roland E series intellegent synth. keyboards Yamaha PSRS975 arranger keyboard, two accordions, tenor saxophone, acoustic guitar, and mandolin fiddle,, 8-channel Yorkville P.A. system and a keyboard amp/monitor.