Glad to be back in my hometown of WLA after a19 year sojurn to Aspen Colorado. I am among the "lucky" now that I can do Aspen in the summers (with my jazz/pop/ band "Uptown Stutters") and the great classical music festival AND do the winters (except for NYE in Aspen) in the South Bay (Redondo Beach).
Playing keys in a fantastic wedding band for super rich folks is a ton of fun but nothing close to the thrill of producing new music and old and now I can add -that after 3 years of living both places part-time -making new music with new TAXI friends is a new and better kind of rich.
Since my valuable time as touring keyboardist for super group Three Dog Night -which translates to being in a band with GREAT vocalists - I went the other direction and concentrated on instrumentals.
I have produced 3 instrumental albums of famous classical melodies interpreted in an irreverent funky manner ( with "B" sections added) as well as several pop songs over the years, including the GRand Prize at the Yamaha sponsored World Popular song fest. I just recently took a semi-finalist nod (#5 out of 5000 entries) with a song called "Have you heard your muse today"? obscure to only those who do not know about "the muse" or whatever you choose to call "it" the musical stream that guns us all forward.
If you're read this far - I am always in search of quality lead vocalists and great guitarists and it would be a major plus if they lived in or near the South Bay ( beach cities)