02-11-12 – Portland, OR>Seattle, WA – I’m looking for keys for my original music project. It’s difficult to box exactly, but it’s indie pop rock at its’ core.
The progression/composition style is simple and stright-forward (U2, Sting, INXS, Killers), but has lots of room for creative expression for guitar and keys.
I think of Roxy Music/Brian Ferry, Orchestral Manuevers in the Dark (OMD), The Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, etc. when I hear the keyboards; drifty in some parts and specific in others… ambiant, string, and pad, with room for a lead here or there. Piano parts are a must in some songs.
Guitar is covered now, but picture a great well-defined tone (think EVH with Sammy), go from a cleanly-swept chord to palm-muting, back to clean, jangly chords in the chorus, and add a tasty and clean lead.
This is original music and covers a lot of territory, but with a cohesiveness and original vocal sound that will be easy to recognize. Singer/Songwriter to Pop to Indie to X-over to Rock. The lyrical style is clean, intelligent, and concise: Tragedies, Love Songs, Fun Songs, and Tales. My vocal style tends to the more dramatic/operatic (Geoff Tate/Queensryche, Bruce Dickinson/Iron Maiden, Steve Perry/Journey, Richard Butler/Psychedelic Furs, etc.).
NOT that I have some fantastic range; I don’t… but I’m solid in my range and have good dynamics that can project emotion.
I have about thirty songs that are ready to come to life with key players.
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