paul94447
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I intentionally refused to learn other people's songs in the hope that I would sound original. The learning curve was incredibly steep; but with time, practice, devotion and Blind Faith, it worked! I need to meet musicians secure in their world, not afraid of originality. I am exhausted with jealous and petulant artists, this is music that touches people. Young to old, they always say-"I have never heard the piano/synth played like that and did not even think it was possible." I have severe allergies yet over decades learned to manage them expertly and don't complain, just explain. A thousand small victories acquired anonymously in private brought me confidence. I love to see other people fly. Let's change music for the better; whether it's very hard rock, classical-like and everything in between. The music is seamless and regardless of style played, people understand that it was borne of vision and true heart and comes from one entity, whether solo, a band of 3, or 9. Honour the music, the muse that God gave us, and true magic occurs naturally. Originality brings out the worst in people, I need strong people to take this journey with me, yet it is so very possible. Currently unemployed, but not for lack of trying. Perhaps a sign that I am available and ready to take this journey with quality humans, regardless of gender, orientation, and any other man-made roadblocks they may have encountered. If you are willing to honour the music first, the right path always becomes clear. Lastly, I laugh quite a lot. I take the banal and seemingly routine and create scenarios to brighten people's day and remind them that we are to enjoy this life, not to wallow in sadness and misery and dormant enthusiasm.

Screen name:
paul94447
Member since:
Oct 28 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Pink Floyd-Early Genesis-Led Zeppelin, Supertramp, Mozart-System of a Down-Bach-Sabbath and Dio-Yes-Early Elton John-Michael Shenker-Jeff Beck-Saga-Tool-Dire Straits-Vangelis-Some Coldplay, Hymn for the Weekend is Magic-Sting (Brilliant first album), and many more. If a song has character, the ability to touch people in many ways-any style can be incredible-it is worth pursuing until it feels right.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

All my synthesizer workstations, Mixer with CD burner containing 33 original songs, guitar, keyboard stand and cables etc. were lost recently when I could not afford to maintain my Toronto storages. Seems kind of pathetic, but if you have a piano or synth, I will play you some songs that other musicians call "groundbreaking." Let's Fly. Equipment can be replaced, powerful music will always reign.