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PROFILE ON ...

AUGUST 2004 - Hal Eaton

HAL EATON

Introducing

Hi everybody. I am one of the older members of the club, if not the oldest, being one of Helen's happy superannuitants. I have lived on the Kapiti Coast for 40 years, and have been a member of the club for about two years.
Description of music

I am no Muso. I do not read music. I do not write music. I just love making music, and the keyboard that I play, must have been invented with me in mind. Just a good ear, a good sense of rythm, and a little bit of talent, and you can make these things sound pretty good. The music I play is mainly the older stuff, to suit my age-group.

Who/What have been your main musical influences ?

In chronological order: The Big Bands, Louis Armstrong, Aker Bilk, Chris Barber,Kenny Ball, Elvis, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Beatles, Bee Gees, Abba, and all the 60's, 70's. I am not all that into songs. I love to hear people sing, but the words are of no importance. To me the voice is another special, very expressive musical instrument.
Your greatest musical moment?
When I played in public for the first time, about two years ago, and people told me afterwards that they enjoyed my music.
Your musical dream?

No major dreams or aspirations. Just to continue getting the odd gig, here and there, to allow me to play to an audience.

Your best recent listen?

Wayne Mason, at the July club night. I thought his guitar and keyboard playing were just great, and his voice just blended in so well with the instruments. (but I still dont know the words to Nature).

Your thoughts about the Kapiti Live Music Club?

I think it is an excellent thing for the coast. There are so many talented people up here, and I am full of admiration for all those members who write and perform their own compositions.

Contact Details.
04 293-6758: valhal@xtra.co.nz