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YEStalk Discussion Forums • View topic - Where are the musicians?
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Where are the musicians?

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 10:23 am
by Caryindy
Hi. Where is everyone?

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 11:48 pm
by stevehoweistheMAN
ummm.....here?

<hr>There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy Howe!

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2004 12:13 pm
by Caryindy
I guess I'll say bye now.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:12 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
FYI, this isn't a chat room, it's a forum....

<hr>There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy Howe!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:02 am
by Caryindy
I'm well aware of that. What makes you think I believe it's a chat room? Do you play an instrument?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:06 am
by Caryindy
Maybe I was expecting something like: "hi, I play guitar too, but nothing like Howe..."
You know, like musicians chatting through the forum with one another.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:29 pm
by Dr_Yes
Hi Caryindy,

Welcome to YEStalk. I for one am an avid Steve Howe fan. Ran a Yes tribute for a while (YEP), which was great fun but hard to keep going as there weren't too many venues who would take a punt on us in the slightly retarded South West of England.

Nonetheless I spent two years of my life on it and live I most enjoyed playing Yours Is No Disgrace and Awaken. Since it folded though I have lost faith in all things musical for a while and have sold most of my gear. Am definitely taknig a back seat on playing but do try to keep an eye on helping people's requests etc. or talk about things Yes related or bands in general. Part of the problem is that there are kind of two forums for this sort of thing here and Yessongs is also about tabs and such like, so we may be split over two boards.

Anyway, enough of that. What's your background? Are you a guitarist or bassist? Let us know.

Doc Y.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:14 pm
by Caryindy
Nice to meet you Dr. Yes. I see how you have helped others on the forum… bravo! You’re an example of how it should be done.

I’ve been playing guitar for over thirty years and would say that Steve Howe is one of my major influences. I too have since hung up the whole Yes tribute thing, but I still love to play the music. I can play bass, drums, keys too. Well, I can fool a lot of people apparently. I would only call myself a guitarist, although I play other instruments.

Back in 1987 or so, I was in a very good band that truly captured the feel of Yes. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep 5 guys focused and we had a revolving door on the keyboard and drum seat. Ironically, the vocals were the strongest part of the band. Being biased, I won’t comment on the guitar playing. We did all the cool stuff, including Sound Chaser, CTTE, Going for the One (in the original key), etc.

For the past few years, the focus has been the engineering side of my recording studio. I don’t do much playing now. I recently bought a drum kit for the studio and as a exercise in working on the drum sound, I’ve been recording a cover of Siberian Khatru. http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~caryindy/s-clip.wma I got the bass part of Siberian from a guy on Chris Squire’s site and I built the song around his clip. It’s been fun remembering all the parts. Although I know the keyboard parts, I generally don’t practice and can’t see myself playing the Harpsichord solo in real time. I was hoping to come across a keyboard player that has recording capabilities who would be interested in doing the key parts. We’ll see.

Thanks for the nice welcome.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:00 pm
by Dr_Yes
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<b>Caryindy wrote:</b>
I’ve been recording a cover of Siberian Khatru. http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~caryindy/s-clip.wma I got the bass part of Siberian from a guy on Chris Squire’s site and I built the song around his clip.
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Wow - tasty playing. Puts my effort to shame on the solo/link <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. And you play all the other stuff too. Splendid stuff. Very authentic tone too.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:30 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
Oh..OK, don't be pissy. I just thought you did because you made a very candid/non posty type comment.

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<b>Caryindy wrote:</b>
I'm well aware of that. What makes you think I believe it's a chat room? Do you play an instrument?
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<hr>There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy Howe!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:36 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
Hi. I'm Harrison. I'm 17, I've been playing guitar for 10 years, and Steve is my one influence and inspiration. I'm in a progressiveband, and do a lot of Steve style stuff. I'd like to think I reflect his playing a lot.


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<b>Caryindy wrote:</b>
Maybe I was expecting something like: "hi, I play guitar too, but nothing like Howe..."
You know, like musicians chatting through the forum with one another.

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<hr>There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy Howe!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:16 am
by Caryindy
Cool Harrison. Does your band play original music? Do you have a link to some of your music? I'd love to hear your guitar playing.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:13 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
yes we play orignal music mostly.

we are making a record this summer so i'll get you some music when we record some.

<hr>There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy Howe!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:47 pm
by rduke
Traffic in this area comes only in spurts. I produced my on solo CD a couple years ago, but they're mostly taking up closet space <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. Some tracks available for listening:

For the present, I'm trying awfully hard to kick my playing up a level, taking some weekly instruction from a jazz teacher, ... and learning (sloowly) to sight read. Instant gratification, it ain't. Been nine weeks thus far, and a year of it seems an awfully long way away.

Rick

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:46 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
man, i've tried. just can't be a solo artist. i need a band and the unity of being part of a greater whole.

<hr>There's the Father, the Son, and the Holy Howe!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:31 am
by Greenglade
Guitarist since about 15. Have played "Mood for a Day" and "Horizon's" since I was about 17 in 1980. Can play this piece blindfolded and after 10 beers. Played solo at numerous venues. Played "Freebird" once with another guitarist in a small club. No drums. Never really played w/ full band. Made numerous amateur recordings. Do some movie music themes. Can play some keyboard lines. Fairly comfortable with slow blues on electric, which I seem to have a feel for. Do a pretty mean and convincing flamenco. Once got a gig off playing my originals to manager of club.<img src=pix/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_drink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_fragile.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_talis.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_fish2a.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr>The Gladester is always Green

PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:34 am
by Greenglade
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<b>Dr_Yes wrote:</b>
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<b>Caryindy wrote:</b>
I’ve been recording a cover of Siberian Khatru. http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~caryindy/s-clip.wma I got the bass part of Siberian from a guy on Chris Squire’s site and I built the song around his clip.
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

Wow - tasty playing. Puts my effort to shame on the solo/link <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. And you play all the other stuff too. Splendid stuff. Very authentic tone too.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

Dude, I'd like to hear this but my computer really sucks and takes too long too download.
Selling any bootlegs of your stuff?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:43 pm
by Caryindy
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<b>Greenglade wrote:</b>
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<b>Dr_Yes wrote:</b>
<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
<b>Caryindy wrote:</b>
I’ve been recording a cover of Siberian Khatru. http://www.artistcollaboration.com/~caryindy/s-clip.wma I got the bass part of Siberian from a guy on Chris Squire’s site and I built the song around his clip.
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

Wow - tasty playing. Puts my effort to shame on the solo/link <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. And you play all the other stuff too. Splendid stuff. Very authentic tone too.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

Dude, I'd like to hear this but my computer really sucks and takes too long too download.
Selling any bootlegs of your stuff?

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No, not selling anything. It's a short clip, even a dialup shouldn't take too long.

Best wishes with your playing!

Cary

PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:12 am
by Greenglade
I still have this idea that when I have enough good gear and get a good repertoire of prog and classic rock favorites together, nail down a drummer, bassist, and keyboardist (and one of us to attempt vocals), I'll get a good prog tribute band going.
By that time I'll be like early pushing 44 or so, and like now it may be hard to get gigs. Bars now are dominated by DJ music and hip hop. Where's the venues?
If I got a windfall of cash to burn I might consider it. Time and money.

<hr>Roundabout/To Be Here http://all-texts.com/Other_Worlds_Galleries.html

Not another Guitar player

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:56 pm
by raddad
Yes,another guitar player that has been touched(in the head)by this guy called Howe.
Before being touched I was busy playing all that I could get from Aerosmith to Alice Copper to ZZ-top,Then BAMMMMM I was hooked.
How many of you guitar players got sick and tired of people asking you "hey man,can you play stairway to heven because jimi page is the best"My reply would be "Mood for the day"
Then there would be the argument that Howe can't rock,So I would fire up Sound Chaser intro or Release.That somtimes shut them up.
Yes has changed my life for better or worse.I strive in my writting to be orignal and fresh.
thanks for listening.
Just found you people Yesterday
YES freak since 1976

PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:47 pm
by Klatu

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:22 pm
by RanCan2112
Klatu,
Where are located? I'm trying to get some musicians in the Boston area together to play some Yes tunes, and I've heard from a singer, a drummer, and several bass players, but no keyboardists.
Are you, by any chance, in or around Boston?

Let me know.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:26 pm
by Klatu

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:43 pm
by RanCan2112
Oh well, that's too bad for me then!
The search goes on.

Matt

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:30 pm
by Gary M. Thomas
Hey listen, all of you YES musicians out there....

I wanted you to know that you're not alone in your struggles to find "like-minded" players in your area.

Try finding "Progressive Rock Musicians" in coastal South Carolina, who are interested in playing YES music.....

They're very, very rare... I can tell ya' that, for a fact. :(

PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:58 pm
by RanCan2112
It's definitely a niche group of musicians..
but I have faith.

I'm new to the site! Play Drums.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:03 am
by SOUTHSIDEGUY
Hi everybody. I'm so thankfull to of came across this truely awesome website!
I've been trying for years to fined a Yes tribute project to play in here in the Dallas TX, Area. HARD! VARY HARD! I hate to toot my own horn but, I play vary aqurate YES drums...Any album. especialy Fragile, close to the edge and Tales from topographic oceans. I'm pretty good at Relayer too but not quite like the others....My voice is a good emmulation of Anderson too(hint hint). If anyone would like me to do the drums on there recordings it would be no problem. I would be honerd! I'm hip on FTP and can easly swop tracks via Messanger. Anyway, my email address is [email="supperbubbles777888@yahoo.com"]supperbubbles777888@yahoo.com[/email] I love you people!

Dominick Black (Texas) [|)] [} :) ]




Coloured in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of
challenge,
Amused but real in thought, we fled from the sea whole.
Dawn of thought transfered through moments of days underseaarching
earth
Revelaing corridors of time provoking memories, disjointed but with
purpose, [:idr]
[:yes]

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:18 am
by SOUTHSIDEGUY

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:02 pm
by fovman

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:18 pm
by float_your_climb
Hello. I'm Pam. I'm a guitarist as well as a composer..and I sing a bit, too.

I've been playing electric guitar for about thirty years. I've studied classical guitar and jazz guitar as well. I love to compose because there is nothing better then hearing real musicians play something that originated between my ears.