bill1064257
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Dobro.

ABOUT

Been playing professionally, and semi-professionally throughout my whole life, mostly around Chicago and L.A. Spent several years touring a while back, owned a commercial recording studio (Mountainworks Recording,LLC) above Idaho Springs, CO for 15 years. (1994-2009). Looking for a band doing interesting things at gigs a couple weekends a month, or more often if things really click. I believe in rehearsals with the aim of getting the band tight on some diverse, interesting, and challenging material, to the point that it all rolls out looking casual, fun, and spontaneous on the stage...I've found that when a good band works to involve the audience, and has a lot of fun while doing that, it shows, and it's contagious..
I've also always thought that the really sweet stuff happens in between the genres..ie, if you can classify the music instantly I think you might be on the wrong track already. Having said that, exceptions to that and pretty much every other rule in making music are all around you, so if this sounds interesting, drop me an email.
I've got a lot of equipment, both guitar rig stuff and some assorted PA gear, I can sing some creditable lead vocals, good B/up vox, I shine on lead and rhythm guitar, and I've also written a couple of songs that charted, a few years ago. (plus many others that didn't)
Finally, I'm a really easy guy to get along with in a band. Anyone who's spent a good part of their lives in bands knows that might just be the most critical quality you can find in a bandmate. At least it is if any kind of longevity is one of your goals... ;=)
Cheers,
Bill Wilkinson 4/19/15
Aurora, CO
720-364-9824
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Screen name:
bill1064257
Member since:
Apr 19 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Many and Diverse, but to name a few: Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Frank Zappa, nearly everybody on Alligator Records, Steve Crenshaw, Michael Hornbuckle, Dixie Dregs, Allman Bros, Pat Travers, lots of younger folks out there now...

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Gibson L6-S, PRS Custom 24, Line 6 Variax, Takamine dreadnought 6, ZZ Ryder, Schecter Riot 6, Mesa/Boogie Mark IV, Egnater TourMaster 4212, Muse Research Receptor 2 Pro, 4x12 cab, Eventide, TC Electronic, Dunlop Rack Wah, Fishman TriplePlay MIDI P/up system, (Extensive MIDI Guitar Rig & experience), other rack Fx gear too numerous to mention. Also have some assorted PA gear, mics, etc to add to an existing PA or to help put one together. I'm an experienced audio engineer, both live FOH/Monitor, and in the studio as well.

MUSIC