Friday, September 10, 2010

Mellotron Man

A few weekends ago, Justin and I had the great pleasure of attending a special screening of a couple of music documentary films in Hollywood - The Moody Blues at the Isle of Wight and Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie. The directors of both films were there along with Mike Pinder, original keyboardist for the Moody Blues. Mike graciously took time out to speak with Justin and I. It was Mike Pinder who probably had more of an impact and influence on my playing and arranging style than any other keyboardist. I can honestly say that Random Acts of Beauty would not exist were it not for Mike and his work with the Moodies. Thanks Mike!