SEEKING

Band to Join, Keyboard, Other Percussion, Drums, Vocalist - General.

ABOUT

Bassist for 25 + years, I play upright and electric as well as some guitar, baglama saz, and a little mandolin and ukulele. I have played in many different style bands over the years from heavy to cinematic and have played shows from NYC to L.A., and Toronto to Austin. I am now mostly interested in something more atmospheric/ethereal/experimental, especially blending of different types of music. Something in the Shoegaze/Dream Pop/World Music/Folk Noir/Alt Country realms, or a hybrid of these styles... I am also a big fan of Middle Eastern influenced music, such as Beats Antique, Dead Can Dance, and Niyaz/Azam Ali. I am putting together something different and original (some covers, but redone ), and would like to swap between electric and acoustic mode, and maybe switch instruments around.

Screen name:
GargoyleHaven
Member since:
Mar 01 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Dead Can Dance, Sigur Ros, Niyaz, Alice in Chains, Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, The Church, Cocteau Twins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Massive Attack, Peter Gabriel, The Pale Saints, Curve, Slowdive, Beats Antique, Love Spirals Downwards, The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Mike Ness, Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Stray Cats, Rev. Horton Heat, Tool, Mazzy Star, Trespassers William...

Instrument experience:

Upright bass:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Other:
Moderate
Piano:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Basses: Spector 5 string, Spector 4 string fretless, Engelhardt Swingmaster (ES9) Upright Bass, Guild B4-E electric/acoustic

Amp: SWR Redhead Combo, VOX practice amp

Guitars: Fender Telecaster (w/ Bigsby tremolo), Guild American Standard Acoustic

Various toys: Baglama Saz, Bouzouki, Gibson Mandolin, 1920's Bruno ukulele, Banjolin, Tenor Banjo, Hammer Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer


Contact info - gothicsurf@yahoo.com

MUSIC