BenLeeman
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.

ABOUT

I’m posting this a bit early, but I’d like to get some conversations started as soon as possible. I’m moving from NH/Boston to the Bentonville area in April for work and will be leaving my long-time bandmates behind, so I’m looking to either join or form a band when I get down there. I’m a metal and hardcore guitarist with pro equipment, backup equipment, well over a thousand shows under my belt, and tour experience. I have a good job and can easily contribute to a band. I live for playing live and love to put on a good show. I’m very active on stage. You’ll never catch me just staring at my feet. I have a wide range of influences and could definitely get down with a number of different sounds. I can do the tech death thing, but I think I’ve outgrown it a bit. I’d much rather play high intensity energy music. I love ugly noises and big heavy walls of sound. I use a lot of dissonant chord structures and odd time signatures (but I like odd times that still groove for the most part). I’ll list some of my influences below to show the type of sounds I’d be interested in. Email me and I can send links to audio and video of past projects and live shows.

Screen name:
BenLeeman
Member since:
Feb 22 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Grind
Pig Destroyer
God Mother
Cult Leader

Modern southern metal/hardcore
Every Time I Die
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

Post hardcore I guess you could call it?
Converge
Defeater
No Omega

Dillinger Escape Plan is another HUGE influence, but I don’t really know what you’d classify them as.

None of those sounds are set in stone for me though. I’d be willing to give anything a try really. I’m pretty open minded and can get invested in just about anything that’s good.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Peavey 5150 stack
Charvel guitars
Digital wireless
Pedalboard with gates, looper, and OD.

MUSIC