tonybanksfan
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone.

ABOUT

I am a vastly experienced stage and studio musician, (originally classically-trained on piano) with over 40 years of playing and performance experience. While my primary capabilities as a performer are as a keyboardist, I am also an extremely versatile acoustic and rhythm electric guitarist capable of playing a wide array of styles and techniques and have performed and recorded as both a lead and backing vocalist. My objective is to join either an existing (hopefully working) band or to develop one interested in playing progressive rock, classic rock and R&B covers (and original material if applicable as I also have a fairly substantial amount of songwriting and subsequent studio experience).

Screen name:
tonybanksfan
Member since:
Apr 16 2018
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40

Influences

(INFLUENCES & REPETOIRE): Genesis (primarily the Peter Gabriel era) (Tony Banks a big influence), Peter Gabriel, Yes, Supertramp, (early) Bruce Springsteen (Roy Bittan a big influence), (early) Elton John (self-titled/1970-Yellow Brick Road (1973), Jethro Tull, Steely Dan, Triumvirat, The Beatles, John Lennon, The Doors, The Rolling Stones (1963-1973), Jerry Lee Lewis, Kansas, Deep Purple, Billy Preston, ELP, The Strawbs, (early) Billy Joel (1973-77), Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Doobie Bros., Max Webster, Joni Mitchell, CSN&Y, Bob Seger, The Who, The Guess Who, Joe Cocker, CCR, Five Man Electrical Band, America, The Hollies/Albert Hammond, Traffic/Steve Winwood, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, (early) Neil Diamond (the marijuana years), Donovan, Ani Difranco, Bob Dylan, Vince Guaraldi, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, David Bowie, America, Chicago, The Kinks, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Squeeze, Moody Blues, Steppenwolf, Leon Russell, ELO, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, (early) Rod Stewart, (early, pre-disco) Bee Gees, Jim Croce, Badfinger, Santana, Bruce Cockburn, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Lighthouse, Procol Harum, Frank Zappa,

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

I own several digital stage pianos (including a Kurzweil PC2X and a Yamaha P-200, a Roland U-20 digital synth, a Shure Beta58a vocal microphone, a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, an Ovation steel string acoustic w/built in EQ/pre-amp, a Takamine nylon string (w. pickup) and an On Stage dual tier (standing) keyboard stand.