ArthurJ57
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Keyboard.

ABOUT

10/4/22: We are spinning up a cover band: Primarily 'keep em on the dance floor' classic rock/southern rock party-type music you would generally hear at any social function or dance bar (receptions/birthday parties/auctions, The Lime etc).

We are currently seeking a keyboard player. Would be great if you can sing - but not a deal breaker. We have lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar (me), drums, and bass. All musicians are advanced, experienced, and committed; and we expect the same from band members.

Time commitment:
Rehearsals: 1x/week; usually Thur nights for two hours 7:30-9:30. We expect people to learn their part at home, then rehearsals are for integration and polishing on arrangement.

Gigs: Limiting to ONE gig/month. Maybe an extra one occasionally if its a good opportunity. We are busy with life and work. We view this as more of a relaxing side activity, not a way of life or to make any money.

Rehearsal space: We have a good place to rehearse and all equipment. Goal is to spin up 50 songs or so by around Christmas time 2022 and start gigging ASAP once we get enough songs for a show. We have a pretty focused set-list developed - so now its just a matter of putting it all together.

As far as my personal background: I am a solid journeyman guitar/bass player. Covered all of the mainstream classic 60s/70s/80s rock guitar hero's and still do. In last four years I have built skill around the Nashville country rock genre.

Most recently played 7 years in a rock/funk/punk/pop cover band that was gigging regularly. I also put together a country rock project during COVID that folded.

Can sing backup vocals, but only medium skill there.

I love to play for the crowd. My goal is always to send them home drained and entertained.

Not into metal/thrash/punk/techno. Not super interested in originals or sound track production.

Screen name:
ArthurJ57
Member since:
Sep 17 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Recent song lists:

Country Rock/Southern Rock:
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Days of Gold Jake Owen
Wild Nights Mellencamp
Lightning Bugs And Rain Whiskey Meyers
Beer In Mexico Kenny Chesney
When it Rains it Pours Luke Combs
Good One Comin' On Blackberry Smoke
Heard it on the X ZZ Top
Simple Man Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Mercury Turnpike Troubadors
Drank Like Hank Brothers Osborne
Drink In My Hand Eric Church
Good Time Alan Jackson
Arkansas Chris Stapleton
China Grove Doobies
Tush ZZ Top
Midnight Train to Memphis Chris Stapleton
It Ain't My Fault Brothers Osborne
Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaughn
You Wreck Me Tom Petty
Shake Your Magnolia Blackberry Smoke
Keep on Smiling Blackberry Smoke

Classic Rock/Party:
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Gold on the Ceiling Black Keys
All The Small Things Blink 182
All Summer Long Kid Rock
Video Killed the Radio Star POTUS
Blister in the Sun Femmes
The Middle Jimmy Eat World
Lump POTUS
Wagon Wheel Rucker
What I Got Sublime
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard Gimme Gimme's
Bust a Move Young MC
It’s Tricky by Run DMC
American Girl Petty
Dead Flowers Stones
What You Need Cars
Hungry Like The Wolf Duran2
Workin for a Living Huey Lewis
Im The Man Joe Jackson
Save it For Later English Beat
Wrap It Up T-Birds
Pump It Up Costello
Blitzkrieg Bop Ramones
GET DOWN TONIGHT BABY KC
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Brick House Commadores
Old Time Rock N Roll Seager
Good Girls Don’t Knack
What I Like About You Romantics
Gimme Some Lovin Winwood
Still Rock N Roll to Me Joel
Soul Man Blues Brothers
Fight For Your Right To Party Beasties

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

All of the major food groups: Stratocaster, Telecaster, LesPaul, Epi 335.

Acoustic: Larrivee D-03 dread with pickup;

Amps: Music Man, Fender Blues Junior;

Basic pedals: gain, compression, reverb, delay, phase 90 etc.

Mic: Shure SM58.

Wireless IEMs