SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Drums, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Cello, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Multi-instrumentalist (primarily bass and guitars, also light keys) with vocal, songwriting, producing and recording engineering skills seeking interesting creative collaborations/situations with one or more musical partners or an existing band situation.

Things I'd be very interested in:

1. Another singer/songwriter/musician - keys strongly preferred,
but open to guitar or other - looking to form a band to play original tunes either alt/prog rock or jazz rock or some mix of styles listed below. If you play/write like one or more of Donald Fagan, Keith Emerson or Ray Manzerek (yes, I know that's a pretty broad range), but don't sing and are looking for a guitarist/bassist/vocalist to work with, please contact me, as we might just be a good fit!

2. A female singer/lyricist to collaborate on original tunes in any of the styles listed below.

3. An existing band roughly fitting into any of the styles listed below looking for either a bass or rhythm/lead guitarist and singer/songwriter to contribute original tunes.

4. A drummer on the westside into any or all of the listed styles who would like to find and share a lockout space in Santa Monica or west LA with me. Wife wants the big amps/keys out of the living room - me too!

Musical styles I'm interested in: eclectic alt rock, acoustic rock, electronic, jazz rock, fusion/funk, progressive rock, etc... see influences section for a better idea... mostly open to good musicianship, interesting sound and a good vibe. No heavy egos, heavy metal, hardcore rap/hip hop or country thanks.

The tracks posted were all from an alt/electronic rock album I wrote and recorded about 13 years ago with a female singer/lyricist - a pretty eclectic mix of tunes - hope you like 'em - we formed a band after completing the album and played out for a few years and wrote and recorded a few more tunes before that project ended. Since then I've been mostly singing and playing jazz guitar with a flutist/sax player, but she moved a bit too far away for regular playing/gigs, so I'm also looking for a jazz-influenced flute/wind player (and possibly bass and/or drums and/or keys) for a jazz/fusion trio/quartet/whatever in addition to more alt/rock/electronic projects.
Contact: adrianros1@aol.com

Screen name:
adrian532986
Member since:
May 30 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

From Gershwin/Porter to current KCRW playlist modern/alt rock/electronic/jazz-influenced acts - in classic rock, everything from The Beatles, The Who, The Clash, Steely Dan, Peter Gabriel, ELP, Yes - in jazz, everything from the standards to Parker, Miles, Coltrane, Hancock, Weather Report to Sade and Esperanza Spaulding.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Flute:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars (various electric, acoustic, 12-string, lap steel, guitar synths), Basses (various 4 string fretted and fretless, 5 string and Roland bass synths), various vintage keyboards and synths, saxes and a bit of flute. On the tracks posted I played all of the instruments except for drums on the first two tracks and trombone on the first one.

MUSIC