amreed8
CONTACT

SEEKING

Drums, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I am Autumn Maria Reed aka AMReed8.

Americans tend to call me "Autumn" while non-Americans tend to call me "Maria." Either way, both names are on my birth certificate and passport.

I revel in choosing sounds from their tone qualities. I combine the frequencies of the fundamental sound waves. I assemble these elements to create a message and a mood. I desire to tell stories via music for cinema and theater.

I love to compose music in genres of indie pop, jazz, and the Great American Songbook. I like to orchestrate music using walls of sound — different timbres, each with their unique quirks harmonizing in unity. I try to emulate the large, symphonic works of the Common Practice Period of Europe. There are some who think that I’m a sellout. Others think that I’m a pretentious person. Most importantly, I think that I’m a woman who likes what she likes, like any sentient being.

I study the world, searching for meaning. I absorb my mind with the meaning of life from different perspectives. I have accumulated knowledge of music theory, composition, and production. Dabbling in the theories of other performance arts pleases me. I inquire daily "why" certain techniques work to convey meaning.

Favorite Music Genres
Baroque
Classical
Romantic Era
Bossa Nova
Great American Songbook
Showtunes
Smooth Jazz
Disco
Funk
Grunge
New Jack Swing
New Wave
Soul/R&B
Synth Pop
Favorite Film Genres
Absurdist Humor
Adventure
Animation
Comedy
Dramedy
Family-Friendly
Fantasy
Parody

Screen name:
amreed8
Member since:
Jun 04 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, Madonna, Prince, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Diane Warren, Burt Bacharach, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, John Williams, Howard Ashman, Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Judy Garland, Whitney Houston, Nina Persson, Boy George, George Michael, The Who, Selena, Hall and Oates, Pentatonix, Queen, Matt Munro, Diana Krall, Amy Winehouse, Nirvana, Patrice Rushen, Olivia Newton-John, Notorious B.I.G., Vince Guaraldi, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Stevie Wonder, The Bee Gees, Leonardo da Vinci, Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth, Marc Shaiman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Wagner, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin, Gustav Holst, Camille Saint-Saëns, Bart Baker, The Key of Awesome, Weird Al Yankovic, Allan Sherman, The Sherman Bros., Donna Summer, AlfonZo Rachel, Seth Rudetsky, The Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Rick Astley, Gloria Estefan, Luther Vandross, Garfunkel and Oates, Lea Salonga

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha P95B
M-Audio SP-2
Yamaha YPT-400
Alesis V49
Akai MPK Mini
Basses
Samuel Eastman VB80 3/4 Contrabass
German and French Bows
Stagg EDB-3/4 Electric Double Bass (Honey)
Fender P Bass (Chrome Red)
Dean Evo Bass (Mahogany)
Hofner Violin Bass B-Bass Hi-Series (Wood)
Ibanez 5-String Roadster (Orange)

MUSIC