I play keyboards, have done on and off (mostly on) for over 30 years :)
Since moving to Melbourne at the start of 2017, I’ve been focussing on getting settled in generally and getting my musical chops back to the point where I’m ready to get involved with the scene down here.
Prior to the move to Melbourne I’d been fortunate enough to be involved with two Canberra bands on a regular basis, the Kevin Windross Band – a melodic/progressive rock outfit and Pivotal Point a blues/soul group. At the time of writing (March ’17) both outfits are on extended hiatus for various reasons – me leaving town not being one of them :) I expect to continue doing some work with Kev remotely and with any luck we’ll do some shows toward the end of the year.
In March of 2016 I had was honoured to be part of Canberra Philharmonic’s production of Rock of Ages – a member of the six piece house band for the show (Drums/Bass/Guitar x2/Keys x2) which did a three week season to over 3,000 patrons. RoA is a “jukebox” musical with a pretty fun and irreverent storyline winding it’s way between some 80’s rock classics. The memory of playing the finale – Journey’s “Don’t Stop Belevin’ ” with a ~30 strong cast of exceptional singers in five part harmonies gives me goosebumps to this day. The while experience an absolute joy – hard work of the best kind. I wrote a blog post towards the end of the season, published here.
In addition to work with KWB and Pivotal Point, early in 2015 I was part of Ivoj Nob. We did a Def Leppard/Bon Jovi tribute show to well over 900 people at the Hellenic Club in Canberra. Was an amazing night and great fun to play tunes of my mildly mis-spent youth :)
Prior to all this I had a great time working with another local band, ZZG. I’m particularly grateful to Dan, Keith, Stu and Craig not only for some great memories from the time together but also for encouraging me to get serious about playing again after a 15+ year hiatus.
In addition to band related recordings, I’ve had the honour of contributing to a couple of other projects. One is still underway, the other an organ solo on the track “One Minute” from The Barren Spinters third EP “Audionary”.
I maintain a page here with information about shows I’m playing at or in some cases just going to myself :)
For the technically inclined and/or curious a page with a little information on my keyboard rig.