Erin Oakley
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello.

ABOUT

I am 26 years old and from the Madison, WI area. I was classically trained in college (soprano), but found that I much preferred to write contemporary songs, and got my start by leading worship in the church. I graduated from Ripon College in 2008 where I self-designed my Music-Entrepreneurship Major. I did this so that I could learn how to better market and manage myself as a performing songwriter. I am very passionate about music and have done a variety of small recording projects with other artists. I also had about a 10 month stint singing with a country band that gigged around 40 times a year. I am always willing to learn more about other opportunities/collaborate on projects, so please don't hesitate to get in contact with me!

Screen name:
Erin Oakley
Member since:
Oct 06 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I love music with great harmonies and tight vocals. Anything with a strong melody and lyrics that evoke emotion, inspire someone to thought or life change. (may sound cheesy- but I believe this to be an ideal).

Essentially, I like anything that's melodically/lyrically driven- Jars of Clay, Bethany Dillon, Francesca Batistelli, Bon Iver, etc. I like to FEEL the music and the heartbeat of a song.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - General:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

1. Some strong PIPES (vocal cords) ;)
2. Taylor acoustic/electric
3. Guild D25 acoustic/electric
4. Some decent recording mics/a recording interface
5. TaylorGuild DC25, some decent recording mics, and a pair of pretty strong pipes/ vocal cords ;)
6. Patrick & Simon 12 String
7. Epiphone Les Paul
8. Squier Strat
9. a couple amps- one is a pretty nice tube amp.

MUSIC