Vocalist, Lead Guitar.


Original Hard Rock Group seeking Hard Rock Vocalist.

My name is Ben Valle and I am in a hard rock band in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (western St. Paul specifically) and we are seeking a vocalist to join us! Our band is Weekend Picnic.
.weekendpicnicband (We are also looking for a lead guitarist!)

Weekend Picnic pulls influences from many styles of rock music while always trying to maintain a catchy, groovable, and heavy hitting vibe. Samples of our music can be found on the music tab of our website. Check them out!

We are hoping to find a tenor male vocalist for this group. I have always imagined this music with the intensity and range of the male vocal. Ideally we would like this person to be comfortable singing both clean and edgy/screamed vocals. We are a big fan of strong soaring vocals so we expect this person to be confident in their voice and be able to project, as a professional would. We believe the range for most of our music falls in a tenors range but we are open to others! (Please listen to the tracks to see if you can hear yourself in that range). We want the focus of our music to be “sing at the top of your lungs” style melodies but also bring in the screams to increase intensity at certain parts. We are also hoping that this person will have a strong affinity for writing lyrics, melodies, and harmonies to accompany the music. Ideally the lyrics would be meaningful. We love seeing when people quote lyrics or even get tattoos of the words that inspired them! It would be cool to see something like that happen.

Currently the band has a full albums worth of music we are rehearsed on, but we are missing the vocal/lyrics element! So close!

The last thing we hope to emphasize about this group is that we see this group having a positive vibe and influence. Think PG-13. Essentially we don’t want our lyrics and shows laden with swearing. It feels unprofessional and unnecessary. We can use a thesaurus if we have to! And if drug use is your thing, you need not apply. We are not about that drama.

Vision wise, we want to be a regularly gigging band, and eventually take this thing as far as it will go, and we are driven to do so. We take our music seriously and treat the band with a business level approach (while still having fun) so we would hope any applicant would do the same!

Our current rehearsal schedule is from 11-2pm on Saturdays, with a mini arranging/writing session on Wednesday’s evenings for whomever can make it. Vocalist would be expected to participate in these. Timing can be flexible on Wednesday evening.

Inline with the vision I have for this band, I do have some age guidelines. I am looking for musicians between the ages of 25-35. Our average age is 28, and I believe it to be more beneficial to the ensemble if we can all be of similar ages. Some exceptions can be made if the situation is right. We hope this group can be close knit as we all share a musical passion.

Hopefully the music will speak for itself as to what kind of genre and flavor we are going for, but let us know if you would like further details of our influences.

Feel free to ask about any questions you may have!

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Member since:
Dec 11 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
29 years


My Personal Musical tastes and influences: A Day to Remember, Breaking Benjamin, Falling in Reverse, All That Remains, Rise Against, Escape the Fate, Memphis May Fire, All Time Low, Pillar, Skillet, Pierce the Veil, Andy James, Bad Seed Rising, Killswitch Engage, Green Day, Sum 41, Yellowcard, Hoobastank.

Bands to imitate: A Day to Remember, Breaking Benjamin, All Time Low,

Members Of Band

Ben - Rhythm Guitar, Chris - Lead Guitar, Drew - Drums, Christian - Bass