Beryl Beloved
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SEEKING

Background Singer, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.

ABOUT

The Denver band Beryl Beloved (://./berylbeloved) is seeking several musicians from the Springs, from Denver, or in-between - a bassist, a rhythm/lead guitarist, and a keyboardist. Our sound is post-punk oriented, leaning especially toward deathrock/Batcave/80s-era gothic rock.:

"Their classy, gloomy and introspective sound takes me to the beginning when this type of music arose in the wake of punk's collapse, like Bauhaus or The Velvet Underground." - Isis Ledezma, The Batcave blog

"The music stays close to the roots of deathrock and goth without dwelling on past glories... beautifully crafted..." - Dirty Weather Magazine

"...it's turning ugliness into beauty. And it's just, it's a gorgeous EP, and I very much recommend that people pick this up." - GeekPlanetOnline: The InsideOutcast

"Beryl's vocals are dramatic and sure; thrown boldly out into the world - but there's something that still draws you in towards them. It's a magnetism, a compulsion; something in the sound that creeps under your skin like a fish hook. The whole EP has this odd contradiction about it; you could play it as loud as you like, but there's still a feeling like it's a whisper in the darkness; like sharing secrets with the lights out." - Exclusively Gothic Lifestyle
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Over 18 preferred. Looking for professional-minded, punctual, and dedicated individuals who would be prepared for Western U.S. touring within the next year.

We self-released our EP "Dressed for Burial" in July, and recently appeared on Subculture Shock's Fall 2010 compilation, alongside acts like Bloody Dead And Sexy, The Birthday Massacre, and Solemn Novena. This was a cd made available to participants of the show's semi-annual fund drive for WNRN 91.9 FM in Central Virginia.

The band has received regular airplay on 90.5 WUSC FM (Dark Entries) in South Carolina, 91.9 FM (Subculture Shock) in central Virginia, and WMBR 88.1 FM (Bats in the Belfry) in Cambridge, MA. "Procession" and "Last Rites" have been featured by U.K. DJ Martin Oldgoth on his weekly online radio show 'thirteen13,' and older demo tracks "Bought and Sold" and "Down Low" have also received airplay on Kansas City's 90.1 FM (Retro Red-Eye Express). Beryl Beloved's songs have been spun at clubs locally as well as internationally, most notably appearing on playlists at DEAD AND BURIED and DARKLANDS in the U.K. Also heard on Dark Horizons Radio, InsideOutcast, Aztalan Turf, La Baticueeva, and Ourobouros Podcast.

GIGOGRAPHY
08-23-2009 - theLoft, Colorado Springs, CO (Headliner)
08-27-2009 - Union Station, Colorado Springs, CO
08-29-2009 - Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs, CO
10-02-2009 - Amsterdam Hookah Lounge, Colorado Springs, CO
11-13-2009 - The Rocket Room, Colorado Springs, CO
11-27-2009 - The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO (Headliner)
01-07-2010 - Lion?s Lair, Denver, CO
01-30-2010 - Old Curtis St. Bar, Denver, CO
02-16-2010 - Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO (Headliner)
03-28-2010 - Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
06-25-2010 - The Roxy, Denver, CO
07-23-2010 - Tracks Nightclub, Denver, CO (Opener for The Spiritual Bat from Italy)
08-06-2010 - Bender's Tavern, Denver, CO
08-07-2010 - Old Curtis St. Bar, Denver, CO
08-20-2010 - Marquis Theater, Denver, CO (Opener for The Birthday Massacre)
09-21-2010 - Hodi's Half Note, Synth Reaction, Fort Collins, CO

Screen name:
Beryl Beloved
Member since:
Nov 02 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

First and Second Wave Gothic Rock, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Christian Death, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, "Boy"/"October"-era U2, The March Violets, The Southern Death Cult, Death Cult, The Cult, Virgin Prunes, Cuddly Toys, The Specimen, Salvation, Corpus Delicti, Ghost Dance, The Wake, The Merry Thoughts, Skeletal Family, Rozz Williams, Jon Klein, The Ochrana, Public Image Ltd., Alien Sex Fiend, Jimmy Gnecco, Nina Hagen Band, Gang of Four, Post-punk, Gothic rock, Bollywood, Kirk Brandon, The Mission UK, The Psychedelic Furs, Mars Williams, The Spiritual Bat, Guggi, The Ramones, The Batfish Boys, The Bolshoi, First and Second Wave Punk, New Model Army, Theatre of Hate, The Stranglers, Fields Of The Nephilim, Love Like Blood, The Godfathers, Tears for Fears, Miss World, The Damned, Classic rock, David Bowie, Mike Garson, T. Rex and Marc Bolan, Queen, Brian May, Roger Meddows-Taylor, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, E.L.O., The Idle Race, The Doors, Ace Frehley, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Tom Waits, KISS, Redd Kross, Cinderella, Patti Smith, Indian classical music, Klezmer, Early Blues, Blind Willie Johnson, Early Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, Soundtracks, Ennio Morricone, Alain Goraguer, Leslie Bricusse, John Williams, Bernard Hermann, Fad Gadget, Alice Cooper, VAST, Gavin Friday, The Cure, Valentine's Love Religion.

EQUIPMENT

Behringer Xenyx 12-Channel mixer
AKG Perception 100 condenser mic
Sennheiser dynamic mic
Fender Stage 112SE amplifier (on a volume of 1.5, I filled the Marquis Theater)
Gretsch Electromatic with Bigsby
Boss Multi-FX processor
Washburn acoustic 12-string guitar
Gibson Epiphone electric-acoustic
Fender Precision bass guitar
Peavey Milestone IV bass
Glasel violin
Williams (heavy and stationary) electronic keyboard
Boss DR-220A drum machine
Toshiba and Sony laptops
Alesis monitor speakers
Reaper is my preferred DAW

MUSIC