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My name is Andrew. I've been playing music for around 6-7 years as of May 2017.
The very first instrument I ever picked up and played legitimately was handbells in a choir at my church. Which taught me the basics of keeping time and reading music. Shortly after, my parents bought me one of those beginner electric guitar packs that came with a Squier strat and a somewhat laughable 10W amp, and after that, I completely fell in love with playing music. I stayed up all night and then got up early in the morning just to play as much as I could. I took lessons for the first 3 or 4 months before I got bored with the way my instructor viewed music, and I've been self-taught since then.
For a couple of years after that, I was in and out of a few really awful bands (How every musician should start xD). Eventually one of said bands lost our bassist, and I, being the newest and least experienced musician in the band was handed a bass and told: "This is what you do now". Needless to say, I left that band shortly after, but I kept the bass, so screw those guys.
It was around that time I realized that I had a desire to learn as much as I could about as many instruments as I could. So I went up in my attic and found an old keyboard that my sister had when we were younger, and I learned as much about Keys/Piano as I could while still remaining self-taught. I'm no Mozart, but I can jam a little when the need arises.
Around that same time, I was asked to be an A/V tech in the Contemporary Worship Service at my church. Which I obviously said yes to immediately. Eventually, I started playing Bass for that service whenever we had the need for a Bassist. I've been helping out with that Worship Service pretty much every Sunday morning for the past 5 years now, and couldn't be any happier with it.
Which brings us to around April of last year, when my parents bought me a drum set. It's an amazing Pearl Export Standard, and I've played it at least once a day, every day since I got it.
And that pretty much brings you up to speed on my experience as a musician, I did skip over a few things. Like my many failed attempts at writing a decent song, and the one time I actually wrote a decent song, or the time I made my custom instrument cables and picked the brightest, and most distracting shade of green that I could find for the sleeving.
None of that is important though, what is important is why I'm making this profile. The reason for that is.
Aside from my gig at my church, I haven't been in a real band in a few years, and I miss all the fun times I had hanging out and jamming with a good group of great musicians. I'm not looking to drop everything and go on tour for weeks and weeks, at least not at first. I just want to get together with other skilled musicians and write some good music.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 09 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- 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
- Most available:
A few of my influences are:
Four Year Strong, Hit the Lights, Hands like Houses, Relient K, Switchfoot, Foo Fighters, The Used, Ice Nine Kills, Better off, Kamelot, Nightwish, Sum 41, Blink 182, All American Rejects, Catch 22/Streetlight Manifesto, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, and hundreds of other bands, but you probably get the gist by now.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Electronic Music:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
Listed in order of what I play the most:
Mitchell HD400, Gibson LG-0 from the 1970s, Epiphone Les Paul Special II, Squier Strat
Schecter SGR C-4
Pearl Export Standard with Zildjian ZBT 13" Hihats, 14" Crash, and 18" Crash/Ride, Zildjian ZHT 22" Ride, Meinl HCS 10" Splash, 8" Bell
B-52 AT-100 half stack, Peavey TKO 115 BW, Marshall MG15CFX, Squier SP-10
Korg Pitch Black Tuner, Boss SD-1 overdrive, Boss ML-2 distortion, Ibanez PH7 phaser, Donner Harmony Chorus, Boss DD-3 delay, Behringer DR600 Reverb, Ditto X2 Looper
Presonus AudioBox USB Audio interface, MXL 990 & 991 condenser microphones