- Member #
- Member since
- 17 Nov 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Background Singer
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
- Screen name:
- Waynesville, North Carolina, 28786
- 28 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Vocalist - General:
- Rhythm Guitar:
To get a general sense of who I am I would have to say first and foremost I have a passion for music. I believe I can only get stronger by improving my weaknesses, and hopefully in turn help others achieve the same. I'm a beginner with some experience, but want to improve myself from the help of those with the patience and time to do so. I listen to music just about every day, whether I'm at work or at home, so it makes up a good portion of my every day life.
I would say my strong point is my vocals. I've never had any formal classes or lessons. I have a deep voice but sometimes my ranges can go higher. I would say I'm around the bass and baritone level, but can sometimes get a higher range. Most of my practice just comes from singing karaoke which I've been doing for about 4 years now. I've never been in a band but I'm hoping to change that. I want to take what I love doing and channel it into something more at the sides of people with the same goal. I mostly only do cover stuff, but I am willing to work on original material should the opportunity arise!
To get a good sense of what songs I work on regularly I've compiled a list to help out. I mostly do Classic and Hard Rock, but I dabble in just about everything...
--------------------------Some Songs I enjoy singing------------------------------------
80's and classic rock/pop:
Animal, Two Steps behind, Pour Some Sugar by Def Leppard.
The Look by Roxette
The Stroke by Billy Squier
Why Cant This Be Love, Cant Stop Loving You, Dance the Night Away, Humans Being by Van Halen
Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
White Wedding, Mony Mony, and Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
Mysterious Ways by U2
Poison by Alice Cooper
Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, You Could Be Mine and a few others by Guns N Roses
Boys of Summer by Don Henley (and The Ataris cover)
Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy
I Cant Drive 55, Mas Tequila by Sammy Hagar
She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals
Whatever, I Stand Alone, Bad Magick, and a few others by Godsmack
Du Hast by Rammstein
Remedy by Seether
Beautiful People by Manson
Man in the Box by Alice in Chains
and a few others...
Drift Away by Dobie Gray
Black Betty by Ram Jam
Heartaches By the Number by Guy Mitchell
Hemorrhage by Fuel
Wasting My Time by Default
Shine and Heavy by Collective Soul
Somewhere Out There, All You Did Was Save My Life by Our Lady Peace
Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Viva La Vida by Coldplay
some Linkin Park
You're Like Comin Home by Lonestar and Emerson Drive Cover, Amazed by Lonestar
Meet in the Middle by Diamond Rio
God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
My Maria by BW Stevenson or Brooks n Dunn
a few others...
...I have much more I want to learn though, so I'm not a pro yet. Im trying to get experience and learn the ropes. Even though Im not a seasoned veteran, If I had been doing this for 20 years I still wouldnt consider myself done. As an artist I'm always looking for that new tune, new lesson, and I'm ready to step out and do more with the hard work I've put into learning these songs.
I have also since started learning rhythm guitar. I'm at the very beginning stages but ready to learn more. I've learned some of the basics like strumming, tuning, stringing, and know which strings are which, some fretting, etc. I've not learned the chords yet, so I'm ready to progress with that.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, or if you would like to set something up and practice I'm always open to ideas! Even if its just to help me get some experience I would appreciate the help!
CONTACT INFO: jtmcclure1124@y a h oo. c o m
Guns n Roses, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, ACDC, Johnny Cash, Billy Idol, Rammstein, Godsmack, Our Lady Peace, Sixx AM, Skillet, Linkin Park, Rob Zombie... to name a few
Gibson Maestro Electric Guitar (Again, I'm a Beginner)