SEEKINGBand to Join, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Cello, Dobro, Drums, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Upright bass, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Soprano.
My own music tends to be a combo of folk and pop with influences pulling from blues and jazz. That can leave you with some sort of neo-folky-soul vibe. I just recently uprooted from Nashville, TN to Arlington, MA.
LOOKING FOR A GIG?
For anyone looking for any gigs, I am interested in getting together a core backing band of bass and drums. It would be nice to have the bare minimum to be able to set up some shows that exceed the size of your typical coffee shop. Beyond that, I would love to have a little keys and maybe an auxiliary guitarist. I'm also a big fan of a string section. I would also like to work up some background vocals.
LOOKING FOR A MUSICIAN???
For any songwriters in a similar situation, I would love to find some work playing lead or rhythm guitar (acoustic or electric), bass and even some percussion (if need be). I can also help out with any harmonies you would like to get going on. I am open for gigging out and/or doing any recording. If you don't have your own setup, I would be more than happy to do some home recordings.
BEFORE CONTACTING ME about hiring me on for a gig, I will need:
-Accurate charts of the songs you wish to perform
-Current recordings of the songs
-Knowledge of any deviation to the previous requirements well in advance of any rehearsals
-Include your email in your message
-You can also email me: alec (at) alecdelphenich (dot) com
A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFO:
I have been writing, recording and performing since somewhere around 2002 when I was seventeen. My background includes a childhood filled with guitar (around age 8), a little piano, flute, and saxophone (alto and tenor). In college, I spent a few years in a men's chorale and took voice lessons. I put together a trio for my original music in 2006; which played heavily until 2012 and released one studio album.
I spent the last three-and-a-half years living in Nashville, TN. There, I was able to grow immensely as a writer and guitarist. I also took time to get back into some theory. That accompanied my studies into the bass guitar. I found myself gigging and finding my way into recordings easier that way. I spent time in a few projects before becoming a full-time member in Adam McDonough's backing band. I played bass and sang background harmonies in both acoustic duo and full band shows.
Over the last year I was lead guitarist in the band Brother Sister Stone. I helped out with some guitar work on their EP. Then, in the forming of the initial band, I was the bassist. We eventually had another taker on the instrument; so I switched back over to guitar. It was an incredible experience, playing alongside such texturally rich musicians.
- Screen name:
- Alec Delphenich
- Member since:
- May 31 2016
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
From a songwriting standpoint, my influences include Peter Mulvey, Nick Drake, John Mayer, St. Vincent, Andrew Bird, Jason Mraz, Dave Barnes, Mayer Hawthorne, Brooks Daugherty, Adam McDonough, Guthrie Brown...
Guitarists I've looked up to, extending beyond those previously mentioned, include Leo Kottke, Tommy Emmanuel, Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, Nels Cline, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, John McNally, Grant Garland, Rory Hoffman, Tommy Scifres...
Bands like Wilco, Counting Crows, Feist...
Bassists such as Ryan Madora, Austin Solomon, Truman Virden, Will Honaker, Matt Malley, Pino, Jaco, Victor...
Dig the drumming styles of Steve Jordan, John Ogelby, Russ Garner, and other pocket peeps.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
ACOUSTIC GUITARS: 6 & 12 string, Classical, Slide
ELECTRIC GUITARS: Custom Tele, Strat, Jazzmaster, Lap Steel
GUTAR AMPS: Fender Blues Jr (1x12 15w), Fender Super 210 (2x10 60w)
TYPICAL PEDALBOARD LAYOUT:
-Compressor, Saturated Overdrive, Slight Overdrive, Distortion, Phaser, Boost, Volume, Tremolo, Delay/Reverb
(optional) Wah, Talk box, Loop Station
-For my fellow gear nerds: Wampler Ego Compressor, Soul Food (JHS meat+3 mod), Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Ibanez TS-9, Keeley Phaser, Mini Katana, Ernie Ball VP Sr. (gigantic brick), Empress Tremolo, EHX Memory Man w/ Hazarai
ELECTRIC BASS: 5-string Jazz Bass, 5-string Fretless, 4-string (nylon/flatwound)
BASS AMPS: Markbass CMD 121P (1x12 300w), Peavey TKO (1x15 80w)
TYPICAL DRUM KIT SETUP:
-22" Kick, 12" Tom, 16" Floor, 14" Snare
-14" Hi-Hats, 17" Medium Crash, 21" Sweet Ride
(optional) 10" Tom, 14" Steel Snare
ACOUSTIC MINI KIT
-Bass Cajon w/ mounted kick pedal, 14" Steel Snare, 17" Medium Crash
-Use of brushes and/or Hot Rods
(optional) Shaker, Tambourine
-(Medium-sized venue) 7 channel PA (2x220w) with two 12" main monitors
-(Small/Coffee shop gigs) 2 channel (100w) 8" combo amp
Jukebox Track number: 1 Year: 2016 Album: Adequate Demo Genre: Pop
True North Track number: 2 Year: 2016 Album: Adequate Demo Genre: Pop
Yellow DressThis recording was made about ten years after the song's initial creation. Nowadays, it has become an anthem (at least to me)for the unassuming, emotional underdog.
Postcards To Jersey
Postcards To JerseyThis is a song I wrote that tells the tale of a neighbor I once had. Unsure of his whereabouts, I imagine he made it back home.