m3roadworx Ole Kirkeby

Espoo Finland   Finland
Member since September 6, 2007

Collaborations: 14   Joined: 111   Tracks: 545



OUT - OF - OFFICE, taking a break from Kompoz.



In the eighties I was into drums in a big way and I practiced several hours daily. I studied Steve Gadd in great detail and I also had a serious go at Gary Schaffee's books, Stickings and Polyrythms in particular. It was all funk and pop though, no jazz.

I quit the drumming for practical reasons more than anything else, and the guitar took over completely after I moved to Southampton in the UK to do a Ph.D in engineering. Almost immediately after arriving in Southampton I had some luck when I somehow managed to get regular gigs with pianist Anthony Briscoe and bassist Nigel Slee at a point when I couldn't really play at all. We formed the File Under Jazz trio soon after we met. It was fairly scary to be thrown in at the deep end but I quickly realised that jazz is much more forgiving when it comes to making mistakes than funk drumming. I learned to fake my way through solos, and comp behind soloists, even when I was playing the tune for the first time. I got lost constantly and I had to miss out half the chords but I understood the importance of 'the graceful recovery'.

A couple of years later I formed Bill & Ted's Excellent Jazz Band (the name is based on the Bill & Ted movies) with guitarist Bill Pritchard. I was Ted since I had learned to play from the books of Ted Greene (in fact, so had Bill but since he was Bill already he couldn't be Ted). By that time I had got a lot better, and we had a most bodacious band with a nice sound (both Bill and I played Telecasters).

Although both F.U. Jazz and Bill & Ted had a set of arranged tunes, by far most of the gigs I did while I lived in Southampton were unrehearsed. The local jazz scene consisted of about 30 people who played around 50 different tunes, and on a given night I would play a subset of those 50 tunes with a subset of those 30 people. This was great fun for a while but as time went on I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of musical ambition displayed at gigs, and my own lack of ability to do something interesting with the material I was asked to play. The whole thing was becoming very repetitive and I didn't feel I was making much progress even though I kept up the practicing at home. In 1999 I began to experiment with a 7-string guitar tuned in major thirds, and the way it simplified the visual appearance of patterns on the neck totally changed my attitude towards the instrument. In October 2001 I put the website online and I have been focused on updating it regularly ever since.


I record in a little home studio based around a powerful PC. I play drums using the excellent Toontrack libraries triggered via a DrumKat and a Roland SPD-S,

I also play 4- and 5-string fretted and fretless bass, 6- and 7-string electric guitar tuned in major thirds, and for midi programming I use the Ztar MiniZ, .

I firmly believe that what makes music interesting is a human element, and that it is essential to add the performance of a musician on top of the sequencers and the loops. Some people like the 'hypnotic' effect you get from exact repetition -- I don't. I find it boring, even annoying, and I make a conscious effort to avoid it in the projects I work on.

Above the sky

11 Files, 6mo+27dy ago
noratio noratio, m3roadworx

Power of the People !

4 Files, 1yr+5mo ago
TooNaked2Nick8 TooNaked2Nick8, m3roadworx


24 Files, 1yr+7mo ago
ARA9 ARA9, m3roadworx, Jeanbass + 2 more

The Dark Motel

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
30 Files, 1yr+11mo ago
stoman stoman, Jessica, bagpipe + 2 more

the Bats of October

23 Files, 1mo+29dy ago
RGBass RGBass, xvpusw, UserFriendlySound + 4 more

Treat Me Right (ft Robyn H)

Contemporary R&B
23 Files, 2yr+1mo ago
LyricsAbound LyricsAbound, stnbrgrbass, mteasdal + 2 more

It Wasn't Meant To Be

Electric Blues
76 Files, 2 years ago
DaveBlanchard DaveBlanchard, JMurad, MikeJM + 1 more

Out There

31 Files, 8mo+29dy ago
stoman stoman, Teek, KimNobleMusic + 3 more

Sing Me A Story

Vocal Jazz
13 Files, 2yr+7mo ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, Iblue, NIGELandOLLIE

A Little Petty to help you through the night

American Trad Rock
24 Files, 2yr+11mo ago
Kiwi-Mike Kiwi-Mike, m3roadworx, MarkAlanDooley + 2 more

Temporary Isolation

Foreign Cinema
18 Files, 2yr+1mo ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, Iblue

New Dawn, New Beginning - lyrics by Darlene Pappalardo

18 Files, 2yr+11mo ago
Parapagal Parapagal, KimNobleMusic, DarleneP + 2 more

Poolside soldier (2015M)

37 Files, 1yr+8mo ago
JustVera JustVera, Love41, m3roadworx

See The Light Of Another Day

Adult Contemporary
20 Files, 2yr+12mo ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, fresh727, NicolaOffidani + 3 more

Drowning in the Need

Adult Alternative
53 Files, 1yr+12mo ago
JMurad JMurad, MarkAlanDooley, Roselyne + 1 more

Want The World To Know

11 Files, 3yr+2mo ago
Andyskinner78 Andyskinner78, Explendidos, m3roadworx

I Do

22 Files, 3yr+3mo ago
EdSilva EdSilva, LooknGlass, selaperforms + 2 more

A Little Bit of Heaven

American Trad Rock
22 Files, 2yr+11mo ago
Kiwi-Mike Kiwi-Mike, xvpusw, MarkAlanDooley + 2 more

The Light Featuring NicolaOffidani

Adult Contemporary
26 Files, 2yr+4mo ago
ShakunetsuO ShakunetsuO, NicolaOffidani, n_ninel + 3 more

Back Where I Belong

Alternative Folk
16 Files, 3yr+5mo ago
BBkhn BBkhn, mauro, RGBass + 3 more

What Is The Future

Adult Contemporary
31 Files, 3yr+3mo ago
ImpCaes ImpCaes, MikeJM, markdeckard + 2 more

Keep Me On A Rope

Hard Rock
21 Files, 3yr+6mo ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, Nathun

Here i come

Adult Contemporary
7 Files, 2yr+11mo ago
TooNaked2Nick8 TooNaked2Nick8, DHarriWindow, m3roadworx

Westward Blues

Electric Blues
31 Files, 3yr+5mo ago
RGBass RGBass, joel_sattlersongs, hollieolson + 7 more

It's Like That

48 Files, 3yr+7mo ago
mikeecarruth mikeecarruth, RGBass, Fretnoises + 4 more

Evensong (feat. FredOTTS)

Adult Alternative
59 Files, 3yr+7mo ago
RyanLucas RyanLucas, FredOTTS, spookyoblomov + 1 more

Wherever You Are

33 Files, 3yr+3mo ago
crazymadhouse crazymadhouse, MikeJM, liljoe6string + 2 more

Nothing left to give

Adult Alternative
44 Files, 3yr+3mo ago
Vixster Vixster, xvpusw, BBStar + 5 more


Prog-Rock/Art Rock
48 Files, 3yr+4mo ago
EdSilva EdSilva, srhangover, MikeJM + 4 more

West Coast

TV Soundtrack
9 Files, 1yr+11mo ago
capomagicpicJR capomagicpicJR, danisolis, m3roadworx

Message to New Members

23 Files, 3yr+9mo ago
gcat gcat, raf, sanger + 11 more

Don't Suppose

Soft Rock
23 Files, 2yr+7mo ago
crazymadhouse crazymadhouse, Vixster, xvpusw + 2 more

Into Oblivion

19 Files, 3yr+12mo ago
MarkAlanDooley MarkAlanDooley, MikeJM, peterrand + 1 more

Dream (Light)

18 Files, 3yr+10mo ago
crazymadhouse crazymadhouse, xvpusw, jukebox76 + 2 more

Forbidden Fruit - 70s/80s pop

48 Files, 2yr+2mo ago
stoman stoman, VonNeumannStraBe, KimNobleMusic + 3 more

Never let me go

Alternative Country
10 Files, 2yr+11mo ago
BBkhn BBkhn, TeeCee, mauro + 2 more