Hey Bartholomew! Thnx for you input and can appreciate your view point as I slip into the ether myself when im playing bare bones piano or a synth solo..that is where the spirit lives..On a side note I checked your link and really dig your sound....While I can pick up a Chicago-esque kind of vibe, it certainly isn't enough to categorize or lable your music. An original sound is truly what you have. I can tell just by listening(yes keyboard players have this power lol!) that you cats are wicked dangerous live
. Great chops as a player as well..If you ever would like to do a recording side project let me know..I think we could influence each other in a positive way...
Thank-you for the compliment. The tunes on that link were done in 1968 and 1969 when I was on the road during summers to pay my way through school. Had a few better lead-lines in places on the first tune which I co-produced with a friend in Montreal but lost them on the 4 track. The main keyboard player on the other two tracks produced two "Cream" albums and wrote Clapton's first hit single in North America. We got to high places at a young age due to connections plus we had good time and feel plus enough talent to get signed by a couple of major labels.
Have to say some of the guys above have some really good points about reliability, consistent players, using practice tracks, etc.
I personally use Band in a Box and Mixcraft or Acid 6.0 Pro and input through a Line 6 XT POD but won't do live gigs with sequenced music. Just personal preference. Also think the XT POD sux through an amp on live gigs but works well for PC recording...had to get that in.
If you need input, I still do a few gigs and have time to bang off a few Leads if the tunes stick in my head.