A little OT, but…
Cool. I am a huge Camel fan, and great to have a tribute band that is a little different (I’m in a Floyd tribute band but will be leaving soon (after 8 years) to do something different). I got into Camel after hearing “For Today” on internet radio and it blew me away. Had to get the album it was on there and then, and then delved into the back catalogue.
Do you play “For Today”? That would be awesome to do live.
Andy Latimer is a very underrated guitar player, but so many guitarists cite him as an influence.
Back on topic, I have used my trusty Yamaha EX5 as a Master controller since 2006 for whatever live rig I put together. As well as sounding great in its own right it has a great action 76 note keybed, 2 MIDI interfaces, and a lot of flexibility for controlling external instruments (inc Bank/Patch selection) in Performance mode.
Even little features like MIDI Echo are great live features. Which means I can have my FC300 pedal into the EX5 and the EX5 merges the MIDI streams onto MIDI OUT, which means you don’t need a MIDI merger and more cables (i.e. less to wrong on stage). I fail to understand why modern synth manufacturers ignore this feature. I have it on both the EX and a Novation Remote61 and it is so useful.