Influences include King Crimson, Rush and the other Prog greats, but on the more contemporary scene, Porcupine Tree.
Looking for a keys player who can add ambience and layers, know when to sit back, when to follow guitar or vox runs up and when to hold the major groove etc. Ability to work with and develop clicks and tracks would be a bonus. If you want an idea of what we're chasing, check out Porcupine Tree - pretty much looking for the same mix. Keys will be an integral part of the songs and the band, not an 'add-on'.
Have a stack of songs and at the back end of 2011 were into recording however lost our bass/keys player. We now have kick-ass bass player back in the mix and want the keys to round off.
Outlook on recording, vids/net and gigs.
We're early 30's and all have good kit and plenty of experience. Have a standing booking at The Hen House in Osborne Park.
To pre-empt questions and clarify, we're Prog Rock. We're not Prog Metal, Math Rock, Art Rock etc (not that there is anything wrong with any of those) but we have aspects of all of them (because lets face it, Dream Theater, Mars Volta, Jethro Tull etc are all awesome). If you want to get an idea of breadth of style (light to heavy, feel) then, again, Porcupine Tree is a good example.
So if you like dealing with lots of (non gratuitous) time changes, speed, ambience, precision, open groove - Prog, we're looking forward to hearing from you guys (gender non specific!). Yes we expect a certain level of skill/ability but we're not elitist - experience with and a love of Prog would be a great bonus, but if you haven't played a lot of Prog, are good and think you would enjoy getting your head around what I've mentioned above, then I'm sure you'll cut it - so drop us a line!
Edited by colon, 18 May 2012 - 11:39 PM.