SEEKINGBand to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Vocalist.
I have never died in a bizarre gardening accident.
What inspired me to pick up guitar? I heard the guitar solo to Rock you Like a Hurricane and I told my guitar teacher that I wanted to play that. I was 11 years old and I knew exactly what I wanted to do: play great guitar solos. My teacher smiled and started to teach me the basics. The rest, as they say, is history.
I am largely self-taught. I guess you could say I have learned guitar as a sort of baptism by fire. I have a good ear. I listen to a song over and over to get the solo and the song just right. Once I have it down, then I add my own style.
I know enough music theory to be able to communicate with other musicians. I don't have a degree in music. I only ever took lessons with a guitar teacher for one summer when I was 11 years old. But I am knowledgeable in the basics of music theory. Can read standard notation, guitar tabs, and chord charts.
I'm 31 years old. I play lead guitar player/rhythm and I am a background vocalist. I love to play guitar and perform. I am most influenced by the greats: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Randy Rhoads, Ed Van Halen, George Lynch. I have my own nuances because I refuse to be a carbon copy of another guy. I can play lead on just about anything that I set my mind to, except the tapping part in Wonderful Slippery Thing by Guthrie Govan. I haven't figured that one out just yet. I'll let you know once I do. The key here is that I set my mind to something and I will follow it through to completion.
I am mature, reliable, talented, I have good stage presence, I have the image/look of a rocker, and I can do a power-slide on stage upon command. I don't do drugs or smoke, but don't care if you do. As long as it doesn't affect your performance or your ability to show up on time for gigs, I don't care. I drink moderately. Don't usually drink during a gig. Usually wait until after the gig for that. Or, if it is a 2 hour gig with a break, I may have a beer in between, but that's about it. I like to perform without outside influences.
100% professional. Being in a band takes dedication and hard work. I'm not going to rehearsals or doing gigs to mess around and waste my time. I am dedicated and focused. But, that doesn't mean I don't like to have a good time! I am more than happy to have a beer and relax after the the hard work is done.
I am also interested in mixing in a couple of originals at some point as a broader purpose for the band. I write and record my own material. I'll send my credentials to the House of Detention.
I am willing to travel to Montpelier, Burlington, Manchester, and Boston for gigs. Willing to travel up to 30-45 minutes for rehearsals. I do not have a rehearsal space. 100% willing to quit my day job for the right project. Once we get tight, polished, and start booking serious gigs then I am 100% committed. I also recognize that playing the bar scene is a part of paying your dues and cutting your teeth. I'm not shy to playing the bar/club scene. I have done it before.
I have professional equipment and reliable transportation. I am reliable and punctual. You should impress me with your exuberance, raw power, and your punctuality.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 17 2020
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Ratt, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Dokken, Van Halen, Rush, Def Leppard, Spinal Tap
The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, Stones, Blue Cheer, Spooky Tooth, The Doors, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds, Hendrix, Queen, Deep Purple
The Originals, The New Originals, The Thamesmen
Guitar players that I listen to: Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, George Lynch, Randy Rhoads, Uli Jon Roth, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chuck Berry, Albert King, Alex Lifeson, Al di Meola, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Vivian Campbell, Ritchie Blackmore, Matthias Jabs, Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker, Guthrie Govan, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Andy Timmons
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
-Fender Stratocaster (Superstrat) with Super Distortion humbuckers in bridge and neck
-Epiphone Les Paul Custom with Seymour Duncan hot- rodded pickups; SH-4 JB - bridge SH-2N Jazz - neck
-Dean Flying V '79 reissue stock pickups
-Epiphone SG Custom w/tail bridge
-Dean ML79 Semi-Explorer type model (Trans Brazilia)
Fender Super Reverb 100W
Peavey Blazer 158 - 25W practice amp
Pedals: Boss compressor/sustainer CS-3, Stereo Chorus, MXR EVH Phase 90, 10 band EQ, Morley Volume pedal, Cry Baby Wah, MXR Distortion +
I use minimal effects. I use the amp and my fingers to get my sound. Much like Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page did.
All Men Must Die
All Men Must Dievalar morghulis
Already NightIt's heavy metal
Andy's Trick Bag
Andy's Trick BagMy take of Eugene's Trick Bag from the movie Crossroads. Steve Vai is the original composer. All due credit goes to him.
Skipping ClassIt's a shuffle, and its fun to play. an original I've been working on for about a week.
Cool Shades (Demo)
Cool Shades (Demo)it's a work in progress, haven't mixed the tracks yet, but enjoy!
LovelaceMellow and soft with a textured guitar solo. This song is one extended metaphor for unrequited love. You write what you know. You're lying on a bed of artificial, Plastic, broken roses Be careful not to cut Your heart on the thorns of playful dreams And scented feelings. Well, love takes time, So you built her a wall of mighty deeds And love-laced seams. She injected you With a poisonous, yet subtle draught of Lustful love In the disguise of a perfect and innocent Snow-white, defenseless dove. So why try to satisfy The one you love? When it means nothing. Why try to pacify The passers by? Witnesses of love's company, Harbingers of love's undoing. © 2013 Clandestine Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Deceiver, BelieverMinor tonality with a heavy riff, power chorus, and acoustic guitar orgasm. Easter egg hunt for the Biblical references. You twist and deceive with your words You lie and I prepare for the worst You drive a spiral spear into my side And wonder why I chose to run and hide Chorus Remember not the tears I cried For the venom is left inside you And it keeps me satisfied That you still know how hard I tried You lay down by my side and feed me lies Have me believe that I am dead inside Yet you would not respond to all my cries Heartless bitch, the pain will never subside Chorus While you live in agony I still hide what you can't see A bandage fixed for eternity And a lie that you believed © 2013 Clandestine Publishing, LLC. All rights Reserved. Image courtesy of http://x01.xanga.com/a36f86f3d7533281173639/b224004317.jpg
HalterHeavy. Bold. Aggressive Rock. Lyrics You say one thing But really mean another You push the needle in so far I cannot recover I gave you my heart girl But you cast me away I wanted you to stay But you would have it your way Chorus I don't want to be your voodoo doll You pulled my strings to make me crawl You hid from the truth now watch me fall You are no better than the serpent who tempted Eve Get down on your knees and pray To try to delay my reprieve Chorus I don't want to see your pitiful face Continue to weave your lies with lace I hope you enjoy your fall from grace © 2013 Clandestine Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Have Wand, Will Travel
Have Wand, Will TravelMelodic, aggressive, and sharp with regular distortion and heavy attack. Mild strings to add new textures and to temper the heaviness with the mild, tender heart. © 2013 Clandestine Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Age of Chivalry
Age of ChivalryIt's like Bach meets Uriah Heep. Loosely inspired by "Lady in Black" Image courtesy of http://www.bbgsite.com/special/webgames_knight/ Lyrics "Come to me," she said, "Come to me." Hair raven black And eyes like the sea. "Come to me," her eyes said softly Yet as she spoke, I could see This was all just a fantasy. Still she sang, with a voice in the night Such a sweet song to behold As her dark eyes gleamed in the candlelight. Chorus With each tear she's crying Days of chivalry dying All the while I'm sighing Cause Heaven's gate she's slowly buying "Come to me," she said come to me Skin marble white, while on her face a sigh of relief Words failed me as I woke from my dream Though she's still caught in between The damn Devil and the deep blue sea Chorus With each tear she's crying Heaven's gate she's buying And all the while I'm trying To understand the deliverance of dying © 2014 Clandestine Publishing, LLC.