SEEKINGBand to Join, Bass Guitar, Vocalist.
We are currently seeking a bassist with a strong vocal (s.a. Jack Bruce in Cream, ...sort of...) or very strong base player who can do a trio band of some instrumental originals or some cover songs. Or possibly bringing both new vocalist and bassist.
History of our band goes like this:
- We have been together for many years since 1995; various member changes throughout the years, but the core members were bass (from 1995), vocal, guitar (myself), and drummer (also from 1995)
- We used to have a very soulful / bluesy, strong vocalist, joined us from about 1996 - 1997; we made many original songs, as well as did some cover songs for occasions when we gigged out.
- The vocalist had to relocate due to his family situation around 2006
- Since then, a few vocalists filled the spot but never quite reached to the point that we fulfilled our musical ability.
- Bass player decided to leave the band due to his personal reasons last year (2011)
- We tried a few different musicians in and out, but not quite good fit.
So currently the drummer and I are exploring different possibilities, s.a. trio band to simply many aspects of band (s.a. scheduling, easier setup for gigging out, etc...). The drummer and I both have a strong family commitment, and the possible musicians need to be RELIABLE in terms of scheduling practices and gigging.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Mar 25 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
When we created our originals, it varied from some modern hard rock (s.a. Creed, Alterbridge-ish...) to bluesy rock tunes. Some songs can be little catchy melody lines or some clean sounds (with strong bass lines).
Some of the cover songs that we did in the past gigs are:
Creed - Higher, My Sacrifice, One
Stone Temple Pilot - Interstate Love Song, Vaseline, Dead and Bloated, Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden, Plush
Bush - Everything Zen, Machinehead, Little Thing
Fuel - Shimmer
Van Halen - Somebody get me a doctor, Dance the night away, Everybody wants some, So this is Love, Mean Street, Ain?t talking about love, Running with a devil, You really got me, Unchained
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Pearl Jam - Alive
Alice in chains - Man in a box
AC/DC - Back In Black, T.N.T.
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, All Along The Watchtower
Cream/Eric Clapton - Sunshine Of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, Wonderful Tonight
Aerosmith - Train kept a rollin, Sweet Emotion
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple man
Live - All Over You, I Alone
3 Doors Down - Duck & Run, Be Like That, When I'm Gone
The Smithereens - Blood and Roses, A Girl Like You
Kenny Wayne Sheppard - Slow Ride
Black Crows - Hard To Handle, Remedy
Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
CSN&Y - Almost Cut My Hair
Tom Petty - American Girl, Running down a dream, Breakdown
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
We are currently in the process of migrating over to a DAW solution to streamline the practicing / song ideas / recording in our practice studio, s.a. either Cubase 5 or ProTools (...but it has been taking a long time...). We use Roland VS-2480 system to automate the practice studio environment. We used to use Mackie 16 ch console for live-gigs but have switched to use the VS-2480 (so that we can also record the live gig simultaneously). Some recording related equipment are:
Alesis quad verb, dbx Compressor Limiter, Focusrite VoiceMaster Pro (for Mic Pre-amp), etc..
Some of my guitar rigs consists of:
Mesa Boogie Road King, Johnson JM-150, Line 6 Vetta HD, Axe-Fx, Eleven Rack, various stamp pedals...
Guitars are... just so many that I lost counts... LOL
Fender starts (several), Gibson LesPauls (few...), VH strat, Pevey models, etc. etc... you get the picture... :-)