SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone.

ABOUT

NOW HIRING FOR STUDIO! NEED GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS ASAP!

Short-term: I want new blood for new recordings! Have something very eclectic and high-energy (but not always) in mind. I'm usually an all-original guy, but my immediate priority is to record and release my rewrites of a famous classic rock song thoroughly punked and a Dead Kennedys song thoroughly repunked. I'm looking for cohorts to jump into the studio with me on those immediately.

Ultimately: SEEKING A TOP-NOTCH, BALLS-TO-THE-WALL TOURING BAND! Prefer to form one, but probably just as happy to join one. I bring a ton of truly original songs and a lot of unattached lyrics to the table, as well as fans in 27 countries on five continents. I'm not big-time well-known, but I've gotten airplay, positive press and fan reactions, and sales for everything I've released. I've been played on Little Steven's Underground Garage, intro'd by Genya Raven. I've gotten a personal hello on FaceBook from Morissey. (Not great big deals, but enough to show I'm not some talentless delusional.)

I'm also interested in doing smart covers -- none of the dime-a-dozen bullshit, but the real stuff conventional bands won't touch. I think a band that does that well would quickly amass a following and a reputation head and shoulders above the rest.

MY SEARCH IS NOT LIMITED TO THE LOCAL AREA! I'm looking for an innovative, hard-driving band, whether it finds me or I find it. I'm looking for the right partners wherever I can find them, and I'll relocate (preferably to California) for the right situation. Seriously!

Also seeking tenacious management and promotion.

About what you hear/see on here:

The final mix and cover images of "More Blue Than You" (track 1). If you think you have it pegged by its title, you're in for a surprise. Not a blues song, and not a typical song by any stretch. Second song, "Perverted Kind 2.0," is a rough home demo, yet I've released it on internet radio as-is and gotten plenty of likes on it.

Tracks 3-9 are samples from my latest album, Sacrilege 2.0, at 57 weeks of Popscores and counting on Jango Radio. Photo is the cover of a single for the title song from the album, a song written by me and East Bay Ray from Dead Kennedys, who produced the track and plays guitar on it.

Come on, people -- I know you're out there! It's time to pull our heads out of our asses and DO SOMETHING!

Call me pleeze @ 813-767-3415 or check out my web page @ davidalpha.net and click the contact link to e-mail me. Thanks.

Screen name:
AlphaDave1
Member since:
Oct 13 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

DKs (I've written/recorded/released with East Bay Ray), Mark Lanegan, Gutter Twins, Queens of the Stone Age, Jello Biafra (with and w/out Guantanamo School of Medicine or Melvins) Fatso Jetson, most of the Desert Rock movement and much of the Sub Pop label's inventory. Also Butthole Surfers, Sex Pistols, Jim Carroll, Bad Religion, Ramones, Patti Smith, Morrissey (esp. recent), Morrison/Doors, Iggy/Stooges, PJ Harvey, Captain Beefheart, Dead Boys, Stiv Bators, Nick Cave/Bad Seeds, Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music, Eno (with and w/out Fripp), Syd Barrett, Leonard Cohen, REM, Beethoven, Rossini, the Bachs -- too many to mention, but those are the highlights.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Nothing special, but they asked, and why shouldn't we pay them AND fill in all the boxes? Tascam DP-02 (the most valuable tool i've ever owned), Shure Unidyne SM 57 and 58, Shure X2u, Hosa MIT-129, Vantage 115T, Powerwerks PW50 (practice PA), Roland Spirit 10A. I'll buy my next full PA when I need one -- I'm hoping that'll be soon.

MUSIC