BenjaminIndieAltFolkRock
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Upright bass, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

I have been playing guitar and bass since I was 10 or so. I have picked up piano, banjo, uke, and mandolin along the way. I love everything about music. Especially as an art form and a medium for expression.

I like all types of music. Anything that has a good feel, emotion, expression, sound, or is interesting.

Looking for a stellar drummer and bassist (and possible 2nd rhythm guitarist - who has desire to learn to solo too, cuz why not?) to start a new project with. Most likely going to trip-hop, alt-indie-ish, Americana, Folky, rock, Bluesy, jazz-influenced, funk, jam-ish kind of music.

I have a ton of influences so, speaking for myself and what I envision/am influenced by would be an amalgamation of bands like [including but not limited to] 1

1) Wilco, Dr. Dog, Caamp, Mt. Joy, Hippo-Campus, Modest Mouse,
2) Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Medeski Martin and Wood (+ Scofield), Cannonball Adderly, Weather Repot,
3) Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, all the old blues artist - Elizabeth Cotten, Lead Belly etc.
4) Math Rock/trip-hop groups like Toe, Boards of Canada, Portishead, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder and other bands of the like.

I am ideally looking for members who would like to be apart of the creative process and write music together and combine the genres/artists mentioned in a cohesive way to make something unique. I will be playing lead & rhythm guitar w/ Vocals. Would love a bassist and 2nd guitarist who can sing too (and drummer if you got the chops ability to sing like Levon Helm at the same time)

To get a little taste of the kind of music it will I have made in the past listen to the music attached to this profile. I think I want the music to be a bit more indie/alternative than my other bands have been and to include vocals - but we can see what happens.

If an interested drummer or bassist please message me.

Screen name:
BenjaminIndieAltFolkRock
Member since:
Jul 16 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I had originally written the following but I added a lot of influences up in my description of what type of music I am looking to create/musicians to work collaborate w/, so if you skipped over the description look back up there for influences.


Original Content:
Wow, dam so many. Uh, depends what genre we are talking about. Well I grew up on Led Zeppelin and the like. But I guess if I had to pick my top influences (at least at the moment) it would be all the jazz classics, Bach (was so ahead of his time in my opinion - his stuff was so jazzy and just down right mind blowing), radiohead, the grateful dead, a lot of trip-hop, and lately I have been listening to lot of Indie/Alt like Modest Mouse and Broken Social Scene. Love Wilco. Lately I have been really getting into minimalism, like Phillip Glass and Steve Reich and the like. Really, really, really digging this math rock band from Japan called Toe.

Idk I can go on forever listing bands and artists, there are so many out there to listen to who I have been influenced by.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Banjo:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Bass - Fender Jazz Bass, OLP - 5 string; Acoustic Guitar - Fender and Yamaha classical; Electric Guitar - Gibson SG, New York Pro - Semi-hollow body; Banjo - Recording King; Uke and Mandolin - Rouges that my wife got me in a package deal; Keyboard - M Audio - Axiom Pro; Midi Controllers - Akai APC40 and MPD20

MUSIC