- Member #
- Member since
- 21 Feb 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Mandolin, Other, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
- Other, Classic Rock, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Nic L
- Elkhart, Indiana, 46517
- 27 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Drums, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - General.
Hey, my name is Nic
Iíve been playing bass for roughly 11 years and guitar around 10 years. I looking to join or start a band. I am in a few bands/projects but always looking to fill up free time with playing. I am not looking for a cover band. I am not interested in Metal, Hardcore, or any sub-genres of either(with the exception of 80s' metal (Iron Maiden) or a symphonic-Metal band). Iíve had experience playing in a few bands, recorded a few albums, toured on the west coast, and played many shows.
I am primarily a Bassist, 11 years with electric bass, 6 years of experience with fretless bass, and about a year with Bass VI. I can also play guitar (more rhythm, chord, and melody lines). I am also interested in playing rhythm guitar, 12-string electric guitar, and/or de-tuned guitar. I also play a little mandolin.
I can and have written music and am looking forward to working with great people. I am really easy to get along with, enjoy discussing music, and hearing ideas. I believe I am fairly open about music and working with bands/musicians. I don't do or get along with the whole ego thing, BS-ers, and know-it-all that you come across too often in music. For me, music should be sincere and genuine and I prefer to work with those people who think the same thing.
There are many genres that I am interested in playing but also not limited to...
Indie, British Invasion, Prog, Psych-pop, early Emo (Rites of Spring, At the Drive-in, Sunny Day Real Estate sounding music), Scream-o, Post-Rock, Rockabilly, Surf, Beach Music, Math Rock, 50sí Rock Ní Roll, Psychobilly, Punk, Pop-Punk, Industrial, Swing, 80s' metal, Synth-pop/electronic, and/or Hip-Hop (Gorillaz & Outkast).
If you are interested, feel free to email me
nicolas.leatherman (at) gmail (dot) com yeahh.. pretty lame you have to pay money to contact people...
So below are some myspaces of bands/projects that I am/was in and a band that I help out with from time to time so you can hear what I sound like.
Soo.. here is the myspace URL to a past band I was in for 4 years
A band I'm in now, The Sons of Brian
This is a Surf project that I am in with my friend
and... I'm a honorary/part time member of this group that I toured with and played on a few of thier albums.
My influences are:
The Beatles, The Kinks, The Byrds, The Hollies, early Who, earlier Pink Floyd, Buddy Holly and Crickets, Roy Orbison, The Ventures, The Shadows, Dick Dale, The Animals, Rush, Yes, The Mars Volta, The Cure, Tegan and Sara, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Enon, The Shins, Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground, The White Stripes, Apples In Stereo, The Strokes, The Vines, The Hives, Eisley, Cursive, Silversun Pickps, Elliott Smith, At The Drive-In, Rites of Spring, Thursday, Tiger Army, Jimmy Eat World, Outkast, Gorillaz, Orgy, Iron Maiden, and some more.
I have what I will need.