SEEKINGKeyboard, Drums, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - General.
Updated October 15, 2014
Yes, my main goal is to work on recording originals; I have a good deal of original compositions that could surely use a better singer than myself and I would very much like to work on them with others who could make them even better and give 'us' that sought after 'ONE SONG' that makes it.
In the meantime, I am DYING to get out and play some tight sets of AC/DC and Scorpions... Rush, Black Sabbath, etc. too, just been really working hard on those 2 the past few months, getting their tone and technique down as good as possible in order to cover them; for AC/DC, I prefer the Malcolm role (love playing rhythm as much as lead). I would like to find/work with others who are just as eager to get together, put together a few varied sets, work on the songs to get them as good to their recorded versions as possible and put together a good show that people will want to come see and hear; and more so, that we will love even more to be playing some great 80s, 90's era hard rock/metal from artists that we have loved for years. I think that a good bunch of guys could play local venues and events; like bike week, spring break, local clubs, etc. Not on a continuous basis, we all have lives and probably families too. Practice could be, after set lists are set up, songs are worked out and 'we' feel comfortable and confident, maybe we could practice once a week and play out maybe once or twice a month to feel it out or just get together to play and think about playing out later, or work on original compositions (my main hope).
I just want to PLAY the music and songs I grew up on and did my 'bones' on covering before I started writing and recording my own songs. Would be great to make some extra pocket cash too playing live.
I know finding 'like minded' musicians/singers in the same age bracket is not so easy, as is setting aside necessary time in order to get something going. Also, a decent place to rehearse, get together may be an issue. I live down the road from a rather well known local venue and will attempt to contact someone there and see if I can strike up a deal allowing 'us' to use their stage and sound system to rehearse at a fair hourly rate that however many of us there are, we would share the cost of. Where I come from, we had our pick of rehearsal / recording studios that charged per hour. Other than that, my garage studio is decent for a few people to work out song basics, simple jams, etc., but once it came to adding some serious loudness, my space wouldn't do. If we had or again, could rent for a small cost, a large barn or other air conditioned space, then that may do and then we would need a p.a. system and more gear. But it has to start somewhere and somehow. So, this is how it starts... with an ad and contacting others. So, here is my ad and contact info.... give me a holler!
DOES ANYONE WANT TO CREATE, RECORD & PLAY SOME GREAT ORIGINAL ROCK, ALTERNATIVE ROCK, POP & HARD ROCK MUSIC in the styles of many artists and bands from the late 70's, 80'S AND 90's like the AC/DC, SCORPIONS, POLICE, SQUEEZE, RUSH, DIO, PRIEST, Van HALEN, OZZY, QUEENSRYCHE and others!
All it takes is ONE SONG to make it! How about a GRAMMY? Sounds like a goal! WHERE ARE ALL THE MUSICIANS & Singers WHO GREW UP AND WERE INSPIRED By ALL The BANDS / ARTIST'S ABOVE?? COME ON ALREADY!! WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?? We are NOT getting any younger and I think time is still on our side!
I have been playing guitar for over 30 years. Love to write/create RHYTHM/melody driven songs with a DRIVE and GROOVE. I have no insane ego; just the desire to play. I'm a young, healthy, fit 53 with loads of energy looking for others to work/play with. I know there are others like me; but maybe you think you 'lost your chance', or you are too old... I say BULLsh*t to that! I have a God given gift and a dream; a dream to make it that I believe others have as well. DONT GIVE UP!
I am not much of a singer, but for my material, I can get the job done, but I have no problem with someone else who can do the job better than me...but, do it my way first.. then we can see how 'your' ideas and voice work. I am no better than anyone else and do not measure others. I am me. I know what I want (i hope so) and expect nothing from another that i don't expect from myself.
My schedule is pretty flexible during the day, some days work better than others. I have enough gear to do the job whatever it may be.
If you want to hear small sample of what I have done in the past, go HERE:
or txt me: 863 279 7401
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- Apr 01 2011
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- 1 time per week
- 54 years
from the Beatles to Benson to the Police, Cars, Benatar, OZZY, Halen, Dio, RATT, Boston, RUSH, Alice, EW&F, Kool and the gang, manhattan transfer, queensryche, poison, Leppard, Dave Mathews Band... the list goes on and on and on.. just about everything and everyone i have ever listened to, i have learned something from that has added to me as a musician, my ability to vary my performance, my writing, etc.
Members Of Band
John M Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vox
John C Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vox
Guitars: Late 70's customized Ovation Deacon, Schecter Damien FR, BC Rich Mockingbird, Ovation Legend acoustic/electric 12 string, Yamaha acoustic/electric, Behringer 30w digital modeling amp, Line 6 Spider IV HD150 with shortboard, BOSS GT-8 Processor, Carvin 4x12 cab loaded with vintage 30's, Kramer bass, G+K bass amp, Tascam DP-24 & ZOOM MRS1266 Digital recording consoles, ZOOM H1 handy recorder, ZOOM Q2HD Camera, Sony digital pro cd burner, ONKYO sound system, Infinity Q monitors, Yamaha PDX digital drums with Roland amp, Shure & Behringer microphones, Mogami microphone and guitar cables and other assorted odds and ends