ben1578264
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I play tenor Ukulele (acoustic and plugged in) and I am the lead singer in a San Clemente, CA based beach-vibe, island reggae-ish band. We play original music that I wrote and continue to write, as well as cover some really great new school island reggae bands (e.g., Iration, The Green, Stick Figure, SOJA, Anuhea, Common Kings, Kolohe Kai), soulful and rockin' country tunes, and a few R&B and rock gems depending on the occassion. I have been playing music my whole life (drums and guitar), but I gravitated to the Ukulele and singing about 10 years ago after spending a lot of time in Hawaii and falling in love with the instrument. I am currently looking to work with a talented female vocalist that also plays acoustic guitar for some local shows in south Orange County, San Diego and LA, as well as guitarists and bass players to audition for our band. Let's jam and have fun!

Screen name:
ben1578264
Member since:
Nov 24 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Iration, The Green, Stick Figure, Rebelution, SOJA, Common Kings, Anuhea, Ka'au Crater Boys, Marley, Jimmie Allen, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Big Head Todd, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills & Nash, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Commodores, Van Morrison, Santana, Bonnie Raitt

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Ukulele:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I have a full, gig ready, state-of-the-art QSC PA system with mixer, stage monitors, and all mic stands and mics. Nice home studio in San Clemente for rehearsal and recording.