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Arlan Oscar Schierbaum
Arlan is a keyboardist from Los Angeles, CA, now based in Greece. He started playing organ on his own at the tender age of three, began formal lessons at age four, and by the time he was five years old was playing regularly at the local church in his South East Los Angeles neighborhood. In his early teens Arlan discovered the joy of playing acoustic and electric pianos, as well as synthesizers, and quickly became a busy musician playing in numerous bands in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.
After high school Arlan's love for music education continued with college classes in music theory, voice, concert band, music synthesis, and recording engineering. During his collegiate years he became familiar with the Los Angeles music scene, and moved to the San Fernando Valley in the early 1990's to continue his career. In Los Angeles Arlan played, performed, and recorded with many of the world's best and acclaimed musicians while developing skills in all styles of popular music including: Ambient, Blues, Country, Experimental Music, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, and World Music. Aftermore than 25 years in the L.A. music scene Arlan has gained the respect and friendship of many musicians and industry professionals and traveled the world many times over. His commitment to vintage keyboards and real instruments has earned him gigs with artists such as Mindi Abair, Joe Bonamasa, Billy Burke,Goldspot, Beth Hart, John Hiatt, Richie Kotzen, Janiva Magness, Mandrill, the Pointer Sisters, Daniel Powter, Tiromachino, and countless others.
Arlan's personal collection over the years includes Hammond organs with Leslie speakers, Mellotrons and Chamberlin (tape loop keyboards), Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and Yamaha electric pianos, Hohner Clavinets and Pianets, Musser vibraphones, synthesizers made by Arp, Moog, Roland, Selmer, and Yamaha, combo organs by Farfisa, Elka, Rheme, Lowery, and Vox, amplifiers by Fender, Laney, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, and Vox, and a multitude of effects units some of which by Boss, DOD, Dunlop, Electrix,Electro Harmonix, Fullton, Guyatone, Joe Kramer, Lexicon, Line 6, Maxxon, Moog, Morley, Mutron, MXR, TC Electronics, Sobat, Way Huge, and many others.
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Stronger For It
Alligator Records ALCD 4946
Janiva Magness, vocals
Dave Darling, guitar, piano, bass
Zach Zunis, guitar
Jim Alfredson, Hammond B-3, piano
Arlan Schierbaum, Hammond B-3 organ, melodica, Wurlitzer piano
Gary Davenport, bass
Matt Teco, drums
Brie Darling, percussion
Fathead Records FH1005
Janiva Magness, vocals
Dave Darling, guitar, dobro, glockenspiel, bass
Zach Zunis, guitar
Jim Alfredson, organ, piano
Arlan Schierbaum, Hammond organ, piano
Gary Davenport, bass
Carl Sealove, bass
Matt Tecu, drums
Brie Darling, percussion

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