Jazzbo67
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SEEKING

Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

contact me at:
wpdoyle at g m a i l dot com


The soon-to-be nastiest funk band in the Boston area needs a drummer!

I'm a guitar player and I am looking for some killer musicians to help make this happen. I have the "blah-blah-blah" prerequisites (skill/experience/gear), so I expect serious inquiries to be equally ready for a project like this.

The wheels are in motion, as a smokin' bassist and trumpet player are both on board.

Ultimate goal is a seven piece unit (lead vocal, trumpet, tenor, guitar, bass, drum, keys), unless a keyboardist emerges with outstanding lead vocal abilities!

I want to be gigging before too long with this project, and charts totally help make this possible. When the time comes, I'll be providing the band with charts (and MP3 files) for all the tunes, so please be able to follow one. Even better if you're a reader!

I can see a band like this doing many kinds of venues around the area, even private parties, functions, etc., and I fully expect there to be some solid paydays. Plus, I want the music to be so much fun to play that getting paid will seem like gravy! :)

As for the song list, we'll be playing the greatest funk tunes (and some R&B, for good measure) from the 70s and beyond. Artists will include: Tower of Power, Ohio Players, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly, Chic, and many more. If you love playing this stuff, this might be the gig for you.

Please disregard this paragraph if you are a responsible band mate, but. . .I only want players who can be punctual and prepared for rehearsals. Few things will sour a musical relationship for me more than this! Everyone's busy. If we're carving out time in our busy lives to make music, the least we can do is to be "all in" when the time comes! I certainly will be.

I have rehearsal space at my home in Hingham, (with drum kit and bass amp), which will be the band's "headquarters." Potential detours to an area rehearsal studio, if/when necessary. I am thinking that once the "book" is learned and the gigs start coming, rehearsals will be mainly for adding new material and occasional "tune-ups", as needed, and won't really need to be weekly or anything.

Additional items for my wish list:
1) 1-2 gigs per month
2) smart, cool, dependable people with reliable transportation

So if you think you fit the bill and this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please reply and send me some examples of your playing in a funk context. It is essential for me to hear something first, before committing to a meet up. If you're serious about your playing, you'll have recordings. Thanks for understanding!

If I think it'll work, I send you some of my stuff in return. :)

With the right people, this has serious potential to be an incredible outfit, make some nice money and be incredibly FUN.

Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Screen name:
Jazzbo67
Member since:
May 05 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, TOP, James Brown, Maceo Parker, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, 70s funk, acid jazz, deep house, etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

pro guitars, amps, pedals

MUSIC