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Musician profile: Seigel

Member since: September 18, 2010 | Last updated: February 12, 2017

Ben Seigel | Madison, Near-East

Keyboard-Piano Intermediate
Keyboard-Synthesizer Intermediate
Voice-Lead Intermediate

Genres: Fusion, Indie Rock, Jazz, Progressive, Rock/Pop General

Supports: Songwriter, Producer, Lyricist

Composer of music loosely described as art-rock or art-pop.  Released self-produced album in 2009. Currently retired from music.

Influences: Steely Dan, Rush, Dream Theater, Japan, Soda Stereo, Early Duran Duran, Die In Cries, Jump Little Children, Pink Floyd, Yes, Mick Karn, Dismemberment Plan, Shudder to Think, The Police, Kevin Gilbert, The Bad Plus, Jazzanova, Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree, Modern and Classic Jazz, intelligent hip-hop, electronica.

The Good:
Humor, intelligence, broad range of interests, travel outside the state, syncopation, odd meter, good ear, concerts, learning.

The Bad:
Alcohol/substance misuse, requiring spouse's permission to play instrument, no-shows, painful volumes, Creed or Nickelback, no telephone, inability to write in complete sentences, twenty-minute jams in E minor.

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