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Never Die Young (video)

  • Type m4a | Uploaded Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:54:41 -0500
  • File size 4,893.76 Kylobytes | Track # 1
  • Year 2014 | Album Not available
  • Genre Acoustic | Comments

    Cover of James Taylor's "Never Die Young". The audio was stripped from the video that is also on this page

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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, DJ.

ABOUT

I'm soon to be moving to DC to start a new, demanding career, so I'm not looking for any serious musical opportunities just yet. However, I'm keeping my profile active, because you never know what'll happen...


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:
BenZalisko
Member since:
Mar 21 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Drums:
Beginner
Harmonica:
Beginner
Mandolin:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

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.