SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Bassist for Forever to the Moon.

Always looking for new musicians to jam with!

I played in a community band from the age of 13 - 19. The symphonic band's repertoire was immense and diverse in genre. Rock, jazz, concertos, movie score, orchestral pieces that had been arranged for a symphonic band, and many others.

During high school I arranged two pieces for Symphonic band, "Dovahkiin" - Jeremy Soule, "Supremacy" - MUSE. Here is the name of the video to search for the performance of "Dovahkiin" on You Tube. [Song starts at 6:00 minutes] I played the Alto Saxophone for this song. The nerdy kid with glasses and what looks like a bowl cut... Times have changed, haha.
( Roseville High School - Joint middle school concert )
I learned the song by ear with an acoustic guitar and wrote out the notation in Finale 2012.

At the age of 16 I joined a semi-professional jazz orchestra called Moonlight Swing, a Glenn Miller tribute band. I played the baritone sax chair, which required me to play both lead and support alto sax, and lead and support clarinet. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."

After moving from Sacramento to the Bay Area, I left Moonlight Swing and temporarily joined the San Jose Metropolitan Band on clarinet, playing third chair. At the time I had a conflicting schedule with a job, which is why I had to leave the band so soon, but that is no longer an issue.

After being in the Bay Area for a couple of years, I played with a metal band called Silaquid. We had some fun and rocked some venues, but it came to an end. I also played with a funk group called LordRifa for a little over a year. I wouldn't call it funk exactly, though... Hahaha an interesting combination of sounds and influences that came together to make a tight groove and sometimes loose, sometimes stanky, a little bit of everything.

Recently I have been experimenting with some synthesizers I had the fortune of coming across. Creating with no boundaries has been my main goal. No rules, no limitation, free and whatever the hell comes out.

Contact me at: ender872 ya hoo (dot) com

Screen name:
Ashikpas Maxiwa
Member since:
Apr 12 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
14
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Alien Ant Farm, Avenged Sevenfold, Beastie Boys, Beethoven, Benny Goodman, Blink-182, Bob Mintzer, Bright Eyes Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Chopin, Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, The Dear Hunter, Desaparecidos, Dexter Gordon, Disturbed, Drowning Pool, Duke Ellington, Flobots, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Gordon Goodwin, Gorillaz, Green Day, Green Jelly, Haley Reinhart, Hans Zimmer, Harry Connick Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Jeremy Soule, John Coltrane, Korn, Linkin Park, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Maceo Parker, Martin O'Donnell, The Matches, Moon Hooch, Mozart, Muse, My Chemical Romance, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Queen, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Rob Zombie, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sam Butera, Schubert, Slipknot, The Smashing Pumpkins Sonny Rollins, Stone Sour, Stromae, System of A Down, Tiger Army, A Tribe Called Quest, A Tribe Called Red, Tool, Weezer, The White Stripes

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Moderate
Clarinet:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Intermediate
Drums:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Beginner
Vocalist - Baritone:
Beginner
Vocalist - Tenor:
Beginner
Banjo:
Beginner
Flute:
Beginner
Mandolin:
Beginner
Trumpet:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

tenor & alto sax, clarinet, native american flute, electric bass guitar, acoustic/electric bass guitar, steel and nickel string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, Focusrite Scarlett2i2 USB audio interface, Finale 2012 music writing software, Fruity Loops Studio 10, some stage stands for instruments, sheet music stand.

MUSIC