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September 2, 2020
Even if all the new rules for live music gatherings suddenly vanished tomorrow, I don't think we're going to see a return to the old "normal" any time soon. That's what musicians want, but based on what I'm hearing from fans of my previous band, audiences may want something different. Think of venues like the Little Theater cafe, where there's some distance between the stage and the audience and spectators aren't milling around and dancing. I may be wrong, but I think that's the type of scene we should prepare for.
I'm open to a wide variety of music, but I'd prefer to avoid bands whose repertoires sound like a typical 4 hours of WCMF or other pop radio station. I enjoy jazz, and I'm currently resurrecting my sheet music reading skills so it opens up some possibilities.
I've auditioned with a couple of singers who said they planned on having lyrics in front of them on stage, probably on an iPad. Not interested. That karaoke. Finally, if you have a vision for a new band, I assume you have at least a partial song list to illustrate your concept. And, you'll be able to discuss clubs where you think that song list will work well.
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- Member since:
- Apr 27 2018
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- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
James Jamerson, Berry Oakley, Rocco Prestia, Jack Bruce, Ron Carter, Harvey Brooks, and a host of others who stood in the background of the great music we all love.
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Peavey Cirrus 4-string. I'd arrange for a 5-string if most music required it, but that hasn't been the case so far. Amp: Gallien-Krueger 700RB on top of a David Eden 2x10. It's rare that I've needed more. If I do, I put a 1x15 under the Eden cabinet.
Jumpin' From Six To Six
Jumpin' From Six To Six Year: 2010 Genre: Blues
Recorded live at Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester) in 2010. Blues is NOT the only musical genre I love! But this was my band at the top of its game and I dig the song.
Can I Change My Mind
Can I Change My Mind Year: 2010 Genre: R&B
My band's version of an old Tyrone Davis song, smoothed out and extended.
Nasty Habits Year: 2012 Genre: Blues
Written by the great Tommy Castro from San Francisco.