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Band to Join.

ABOUT

Hi, I'm Greg Mein (pronounced mine). I've been in a number of bands over the years. Although there was a great deal of variety in the players and set lists, all were gigging groups with a focus on entertaining at bars, weddings, fairs and corporate events. I've also fronted a couple of my own groups that did what I call radio friendly pop/rock cover songs at gigs in the Cedar Rapids area. It was well received and I could have continued to do that however it was very strenuous being the only lead singer for 4 hour outings.

I long ago threw my ego out the door in regards to being a working musician where my real job is to entertain people and keep beer taps flowing. It's not about me, it's about doing what people like, and want, to hear and it's all more fun for me when it's more fun for them! It's hard to argue with the fact that cover bands have the most success by doing well known songs by well known groups and the well of material to draw from is nearly bottomless so it shouldn't be a problem for most bands to home in on material that is best suited to their abilities instrumental and vocal wise.

I'm reasonably accomplished on lead/rhythm guitar, keyboards and vocals and prefer to work with experienced players/vocalists where there is a common knowledge of popular classic rock/pop material and the ability to add additional music (be it old or new) to a set list with minimum group rehearsal time. I myself have access to a vast array of learning resources and the experience and knowledge to learn new material reasonably quickly. Having said all that, I still work a full time day job so weekday gigs and extensive travel are typically not an option for me at this time.

Additionally I've done a great deal of home recording using PC and Mac computers, midi, software instruments and DAWs such as Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Reason, Sonar and others. I'm currently working on treating my basement space for utmost sound recording quality.

I'm available to hire for your studio project(s) and/or to create advertising jingles for radio and/or TV.

Screen name:
ggm1960
Member since:
Apr 18 2007
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

British invasion bands
60's & 70's hard rock
Pop/Rock music of all ages
Country, Country Rock, Southern Rock, Blues, Americana, Soul, Jazz

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - General:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Banjo:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Personal and Public Record Updated 2/9/13

Guitar -

1976 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop (S/N 00236225)
1959 Gibson Les Paul Jr (S/N 9 9030)
2012 Gibson SG Standard (S/N 106921347)
1996 Fender American Standard Telecaster (S/N N567062)
2008 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (S/N Z8164785)
2006 Rickenbacker 620 (S/N 19179)
2004 Fender Highway One Precision Bass (S/N Z4165484)
Ibanez RG3EXQM1 (S/N 071105939)
Takamine EF341SC (S/N 03011327)

Amp -

1978 Fender Twin Reverb
Tech 21 Trademark 60
1959 Gibson Skylark
Roland KC-100
Behringer K1800FX


Keyboard/Synth -

Roland Fantom XR
Korg TR88
Casio Privia PX3
M-Audio Venom Synthesizer
Roland XP-30

Drum -

Alesis DM5 Pro Electronic Kit

Recording, Live and PA -

Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Live and Recording 16 Channel Mixer
Digitech GSP1101 and Control 2 board Guitar Processor
Digitech RP500 Guitar Processor/Multi-effects
Home Built Powered Pedal Board with DOD, Boss & Dunlop Pedals/Effects
eBow
Rocktron Banshee 2 Talkbox
Antares AVP-1 Vocal Processor
Lexicon MX400 Effects Processor
dbx 166XL Compressor/Gate
ART DPSII Tube PreAmp
Mark Of The Unicorn Midi Timepiece II
Mark Of The Unicorn Midi Timepiece AV USB (x2)
AKG D880 Dynamic Microphone (x2)
AKG WMS 40 PRO UHF Wireless Guitar Bug System
AKG WMS 40 PRO UHF Wireless Headset Mic System
Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone
Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone
Studio Projects C1 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
MXL 990 Condenser Microphone
Nady SCM900 Condenser Microphone
Nady MXE-812 8 Channel Mixer
Behringer UB2442 16 Channel Mixer
Behringer RX1602 16 Channel Line Level Mixer
Behringer DI800 Rackmount Active Direct Box
Behringer DSP1124P Feedback Destroyer
Behringer Europower EP2500 Power Amp
Behringer B215 Powered PA/Monitor Speaker
Kustom KPC215H 2x15" /w Horn PA Speaker Cabinet (x2)
Furman Merit Series Power Conditioners (x4)

Computer Hardware/Software -

Apple MacBook Pro MC024LL/A 17" 2.53 Ghz Intel Core i5 w/ 8 GB RAM, OSX 10.6.8
Apple PowerBook G3 333Mhz Lombard Laptop OS9.2 w/ Keyspan USB to Mac Serial Adapter
Dell XPS 8500 Desktop Intel i5-3450 3.5GHz 8G RAMM 1TB HD Windows 7
Apogee Duet firewire interface (S/N DU67771)
Presonus Firepod Firewire Recording/Computer Interface
Line 6 Toneport KB37 USB Guitar/Recording/Keyboard Interface
Glyph PortaGig 800 7200 RPM Firewire 800 Pocket Drive, 320Gb
Apple Logic Pro 9
MOTU Digital Performer 8
Cakewalk Sonar Producer Edition ver 7
Propellerhead Reason 7
Ableton Live 8 w/ Puremagnetik Retro Synths
Presonus Studio One 2 Artist
UAD Solo Laptop with various plug-ins
IK Multimedia Amplitube 3.5
IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik, Sampletank XL 2.5, Sonik Synth 2, SampleMoog, SampleTron
IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 Classic EQ 3.1.2
IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 Metering 3.1.2
IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 Classic Compressor 3.1.2
Arturia Moog Modular Virtual Instrument ver 2.5
Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog VA-1
Applied Acoustics Systems String Studio
Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard EP-3
Line 6 POD Farm w/ all Model Packs
Steven Slate Drums EX
ToonTrack Superior Drummer
Sonivox SoundStage
M-Audio KeyRig Virtual Instrument Software

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

My latest band, Ohm's Law, will be playing at Bailey's in Springville 9:00pm.
What makes us different? It's my high tech approach using MIDI to control synths and processors from Digital Performer on a MacBook Pro.

I'll be performing with my group, Freq Loop, at the Spy Bar on 10th in Marion, IA