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I'm primarily a singer/guitarist and I'm competent on bass and piano in addition to a variety of other instruments. My voice sounds like James Taylor when he was young, smack in between tenor and bass. Solid 2 octaves, but not much falsetto.
On guitar, I play all styles, but my favorite is fingerpicking on acoustic. It's not much use with a full band, but suits me best for solo performances. I'm a competent lead player when needed. I'm having the most fun when I'm writing creative arrangements for covers.
As a multi-instrumentalist, I own, can competently play, and have gigged with a digital piano, bass guitar, banjo, uke, cajon, alto sax, and oboe. I have a drum set, and am working on it.
I have always been active in musical theatre, and I've found that my experience on stage has been of great value. Most of my music education comes from Elmhurst College where I participated in various vocal groups and jazz combos.
I'm open to a typical pop band, but I fantasize about non-traditional ensembles:
- Quirky people making be videos of covers, especially if we use nontraditional instruments (pots and pans, boxes, kids toys)
- acoustic guitar/piano/cello... Really adding cello to anything low key makes it awesome.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Mar 21 2014
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Walk off the Earth, James Taylor, Children of Bodom, The Beatles, Tim Minchin, Simon and Garfunkel, Metallica, Shinedown, Scratch Track, Linkin Park, Pomplamoose, Boyce Avenue, AC/DC, Green Day
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Bass Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
2 acoustic/electric guitars, 2 electric guitars, SM58 mics, a small PA, Marshal 30w amp, digital piano, Fender j-bass, Fender 50w amp, banjo, uke, alto sax, oboe, cajon, tambourine, drum set, harmonicas, and various accessories
I'm all set up for small gigs, (<100 people) but anything bigger would require investing in some new equipment.
Never Die Young (video)
Never Die Young (video) Year: 2014 Genre: Acoustic
Cover of James Taylor's "Never Die Young". The audio was stripped from the video that is also on this page
Sunday Assembly at Murphy Elementary School