This band is my one-man band. You remember seeing the one-man bands of the past, a guy playing a trumpet and an accordion with strings from his knees to a bass drum? No? Well I'm not like that, except in spirit! Instead I have a Roland W30 Workstation (a la Prodigy!) and three networked computers. All my output is DIGITAL. I compose, my band plays. When I'm tired, it packs up immediately. There're only ten steps from my practice hall to my bed! The band never complains, doesn't need refreshment, and doesn't go on strike for more pay!
'59-'65 Bass guitarist and pianist in a dozen rock bands in South England. I made my guitar, amplifier, speaker system in my last school year.
'66-'89 Industrial Designer, draughtsman, engineer, mechanic. '89-'95 Studio technician, sampler and composer for World Music, London. '96 to date. Composer, works: "Voyage" for World Music and "World-of-Wisdom" Astrology CD. Technician for "Twelve" and "Out There" by Michael Cartwright. "Crazy Paving" and "Jazzroc" you can find here, and also the "My Joanna" Collection co-composed with Paul Jones. I have now joined a recording band called "Totem 3" with the singing composer Alan Mansfield.
I used to from 1959-1965.
It's the greatest feeling in the world - when it happens.
"Nutrocker" by Bee Bumble and the Stingers started me playing, Everleys (started me singing!) Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Hollies, Beatles, Stones, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Tina Turner, John Mayall, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Monk, Davies, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Zappa, Chaka Khan, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Basie . . . more! I like Dyonisos, Kevin Schafer, and Reindel on this site! If I had the time the list would be longer!
Roland W30, Pentium 266, Pentium 233 (twice), Yamaha SW1000XG Card, Spirit Folio Desk, Technics SU-V300 Class A Amp, Wharfedale Bass Reflex speakers, Windows 98 (!), Cakewalk Pro 8, Jammer. Nothing younger than 8 yrs old!
You can hear the Albums "CrAzY pAvInG", "JazzRoc", and "JazzRoc's World" HERE
You can hear the Album "My Joanna" on:
You can hear the Album "ToTeMiZeD" on:-
You can hear a 4 track selection, look at some pictures, and read my blogs on: