- Member #
- Member since
- 15 May 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Mandolin, Violin, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - General
- Classical, Heavy Metal, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Champaign, Illinois, 61822
- 22 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Piano, Background Singer, Mandolin.
I've been playing violin since I was three years old. I have a lot of natural talent that I really put forth into playing violin and not much else. I'm looking to get into rock/heavy metal, so I can get myself out there as a stage performer, and I'm really looking to have some fun and make some great music this summer. I can improvise, I play on the streets often, and I have the equipment to do solos. I own electric instruments, and the equipment I own allows me to make a lot of different sounds one wouldn't normally expect to hear from a violin. I've done a few pit orchestra gigs, a couple of full-blown symphonic gigs, weddings, spent way more time with youth and high school orchestras than I'd care to admit, and I am auditioning for the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in the fall. I am very flexible when it comes to musical styles, and I can pick up melodies and run with them fairly well.
As far as singing goes, though I don't have a whole lot of experience performing, I have perfect pitch and I am really good at imitating singers.
I'm living in Allen Hall at UIUC at the moment, so travel outside Champaign-Urbana might be a bit difficult for me at the moment, depending on level of interest and and whether I'd be able to carpool.
Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Beatles, Blur, Green Day, Black Sabbath, Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh, Fritz Kreisler, Itzhak Perlman, Mark Wood, Nigel Kennedy, Sherban Lupu
Accoustic violin (Schlusser & Sohn, c. 1900)
8-string accoustic mandolin (Martin & Co.)
Electric violin (Shar(?))
RP 350 Modeling Guitar Processor
Plug 'n' Play Amp