Aralia Fresia
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

“Just for Fun” because if you’re not having fun, why do it. Believe it or not, I’m a composer & singer-songwriter, a music-industry acclaimed poet, (Sting, Shaggy, Juice Wrld) and musician. Started learning percussion and then collaborated with Stewart Copeland in May 2020. Ask me about this, too. The other famous people just pirated me for song verses. From texting thru social media. (2016-2019). Been in funk bands Nectar Way and Out of Order, then was featured on the radio at KLCC on May 19th, 2001, because I’d won a songwriter’s audition at UO Cultural forum, for the Willamette Valley folk fest and, got to perform it on KLCC for a live audience of hundreds, at the Erb Memorial union. Then, in June 2010, My 12 minute ‘Ruminari’ was featured on KWVA, an avant-garde bluesy lament, at ‘the dining room’. Looking for bandmates to help me develop some ideas. Prefer avante-garde risk-takers, mellow but innovative jazz drummers, experienced improvisers, to see where the moment takes us musically. I can read jazz charts very well on piano, too, though. I need a jazz-chart playing guitarist. And/or upright bass? Anyone out there read ‘real book’ jazz charts, I have several, reach out to me and let me know you exist. Let’s jam, whatever it is you do. Let’s record.
Look me up on the internet. My stuff is everywhere, at Aralia Fresia. Check the mp3 audio platforms too.

Screen name:
Aralia Fresia
Member since:
May 03 2022
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Jazz, folk, alternative, new wave, funk, reggae, progressive rock, blues,

Bands: Marillion, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Sting, The Police, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Gregg Allman, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding, Sarah Vaughan,

Instrument experience:

Harmonica:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Clarinet:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - Alto:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Flute:
Intermediate
Upright bass:
Beginner
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Drumkit with Remo heads, 1928 well-tuned and regulated Howard piano, A bundy-Selmer tenor saxophone, buffet clarinet, Harmony acoustic guitar, jazz electric bass, small Ibanez amp, Hohner Chromatic harmonica, bamboo flute, and a bunch of cool pickle jars, 3 sets of drumsticks. And one set of jazz brushes.

MUSIC