BlakShel
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

BlakShel is known as a multi- layered artist whose talents have taken him all over the world, BlakShel AKA Sonnyboy is a guitarist, keyboard player, singer, composer, producer, and band leader. With five independently produced albums to his name, his latest work is The Barfly Theory – thirteen tracks of “Rock N’ Soul mixed with some great old school funk.”
Early on, it was Shels uncle Blues musician Sonny Green, who inspired him to explore the Blues. Born in Monroe, Louisiana and raised in the Baptist churches of Milwaukee, BlakShel learned to play multiple instruments at an early age, and did so with a traditional gospel/R&B slant. From Milwaukee, BlakShel moved to Minneapolis. With only his guitar and the clothes on his back, BlakShel journeyed into what he had been told was forbidden music: funk, reggae, rock, and hip hop. And he did so in the middle of the Prince- led Minneapolis music scene .

Screen name:
BlakShel
Member since:
Aug 27 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Life. Great music, Love, and all the many distractions life has to offer.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

We have a full recording studio with live drum room.... Pro Tools Logic Digital Performer Reason, Q Base, and with one of the best engineers in NYC.

MUSIC