Bradmchl
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SEEKING

Dobro, Piano, Keyboard, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.

ABOUT

A songwriter and musician who is seeking similar musicians who are wishing to form an originals-based band to compose and play accessible alternative pop/rock music (with a mix of interpretative covers by other artists). I sing lead and harmony (baritone to tenor), play guitar -- electric, acoustic, and classical; bass; and some keyboards ... I have both recording and gigging equipment.

Screen name:
Bradmchl
Member since:
Sep 12 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
5
Age:
54 years

Influences

My influences are vast. My ultimate group project would be of musicians who are ecclectic and not pigeon-holed into any specific genre of music. From in-your-face to subtle, from sparce to layered -- no musical stone need be not unturned. From 60s/70s classic rock to 90s/current indie pop, from sparse acoustic framing to layed Eno-influenced coloring, from Motown/R&B to traditional classical nuances... it's all part of my music fabric. Bottom line: Melody, song structure, and lyrics are the anchors.

Bands/artists that I relate to well (in no particular order):

Prefab Sprout
The Blue Nile
Radiohead
David Bowie
The Beatles
Coldplay
Crowded House
The Finn Brothers
Jonatha Brooke
Peter Gabriel
Elvis Costello
Brian Wilson (Pet Sounds writing period)
U2
The Magnetic Field
Sting (solo career more than The Police)
Wilco
Paul Weller
Lifehouse
Lennon/McCartney (solo careers)
Killers
Oasis
R.E.M.
Joni Mitchel
Modest Mouse
Strokes
Kate Bush
Pavement
Stevie Wonder
XTC
Bob Dylan
The Smiths
Aztec Camera
Depeche Mode
Blur
Squeeze
Split Enz
Lindsey Buckingham
Byrds
Thomas Dolby
Marvin Gaye
Elliott Smith
Steely Dan
Fleetwood Mac
Elton John (pre 1982)
Weezer
Cranberries
Beck
Bruce Springsteen
Prince
Talking Heads
Thompson Twins


(producers and engineers)
Thomas Dolby
Sam Phillips
Nigel Goodrich
George Martin
Jimmy Iovine
Geoffrey Emerick
Rick Rubin
Tony Visconti
Ted Templeman
Brian Eno
Micky Most
Tom Dowd
Norman Witfield
Gary Katz
Chris Thomas
Daniel Lanois
Alan Parsons
Eddie Kramer
Phil Spector
Brian Wilson


(this list is just a slight offering of the MANY great artist/producers/engineers out there who I respect and who I have been greatly influenced by)

Members Of Band

I am very flexible, in that I can play bass and rythme guitar (as well as some keyboards) and sing or harmonize.

I am seeking at least one guitarist (lead, with rhythm being supplementary), a bass player, a drummer/percussionist, a keyboard player (sampler and/or straight keyboards); with possible expansion to multi-talented woodwind and/or brass players; cello/bass violinist ... with all, vocals a plus (especially harmony)

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strat (70s Strat)
Rickenbacher 4001 stereo bass
Yahama SC4000 single-coil electric (circa '81)
Gibson J-200 acoustic
Takamine 12-string acoustic
Ovation OP30 acoustic
Washburn 6-string acoustic
Alvarez Classical guitar
Roland AC120 amp
Vox Vatronix amp
Kurzweil 2500 Digital Sampler
Ensoniq keyboard wave sampler
Zoom G9.2tt effects
Various effects/direct boxes
Several vocal microphones and microphone stands
snake/chords/speaker cabinets
Recording equipment: Roland 16-track digital; TASCAM 8-80 and TASCAM 4-40 reel; and Zoom H2 digital
16-channel mixing board
Studio monitors