BenSomerville
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Longtime musician looking to form/join a band just for fun - maybe book some gigs in the future but mainly just looking to make some good music.

From age 13-20 I played in a punk-rock/pop band - did a ton of opening gigs and recorded a couple EP's. Then in college, transitioned to solo/duo acoustic gigging at bars and cafes. I'd describe myself as a very solid guitarist and mediocre/okay singer.

I'm open to playing a variety of styles - from in-your-face punk rock to mellow hipster sh*t.

ben jam in . fr ec het te at dot com

Screen name:
BenSomerville
Member since:
Oct 27 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

In no order (and all over the place):
Modest Mouse, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, The Front Bottoms, The Killers, Transplants, New Found Glory, Passion Pit, MGMT, Phoenix, The Paper Kites, Death Cab, The Shins, alt-J, Guster, Band of Horses, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic guitar, several electric guitars, Fender amp, bass guitar, bass amp, classical guitar