Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Cello, Drums, Vocalist.


Howdy! I’m Brian, I’ve been playing guitar for my entire life. I’ve played and gigged in several bands in Oakland/San Francisco, Spent many years building and repairing guitars for a living in the Bay Area and Phoenix and I have a degree In Audio Engineering. Music is really important to me and I have been writing and playing for over 25 years. I am currently working in the Tech Industry and living in Tainan City, Taiwan. However, I am moving back to Phoenix at the end of May 2023 and am looking to meet some fellow musicians to write and gig with. The tech industry is just my day job. Music is and always will be my priority. I’m not looking for the most “technically skilled” musicians. Even if you aren’t an expert musician, My passion is writing and trying to create something new and meaningful. Not being the fastest shredder in town. While I won’t be back in Phoenix for another three months, I’d love to write and share some music with anyone who is interested in creating something unique enough to gig around Phoenix. If you are interested I’d be happy to send you some demos of the music I write. I played with several bands in the Bay Area during my eighty eight years there. I’ll happily send my music over to ya.

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Member since:
Jun 08 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Way too many to name. I love all music and am influenced by everything. Some big ones are:

Otis Redding, Joy Division, Smashing Pumpkins, The Crystals, Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, John Prine, Guy Clark, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Percy Sledge, The National, Orville Peck, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Roy Buchanan, Jim Campilongo, Black Sabbath, All the Muscle Shoals artists, Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, Nirvana, Black Flag, The Smiths, Modest Mouse, Kurt Vile, Hozier, King Woman, Solomon Burke, Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, Florence Welch, Slayer, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ma Rainey, Alice Coltrane, Daughter, Wye Oak, Yo La Tengo, The National, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, The Sonics, Motörhead, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Modest Mouse, Sam Cooke, Chris Stapleton, The Supremes, Takeshi Terauchi, The Stooges/Iggy Pop, Queen, Tom Delonge, Jefferson Airplane, Velvet Underground/Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Bon Iver, Tammy Wynette, Wanda Jackson, Blondie, Mississippi John Hurt, Bob Dylan, The Civil Wars, Howlin’ Wolf, Kim Carnes, Al Green, Bo Diddley, Tool, Jack White, Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, Tom Waits, Patty Smith, Joan Jett. (That’s enough for now, but it goes WAY beyond this)

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Vocalist - Baritone:


You can just see the photos as I have a lot of equipment so I won’t name it all here. I generally just use a Fender Esquire and a couple of pedals through a Princeton reverb when live or with a band. That being said, I’ve got more pedals and amps than I can count as you can see in the photos. Generally I like my Colorsound Fuzz box or my wren & Cuff Caprid and a Chase Tone secret preamp (Echoplex EP3 Preamp) and thats about it. I keep it relatively simple for my live setup, but I’m pretty good at getting a good range of sounds with one pickup and two knobs. All the pedals are more for writing with home or at practice. My main acoustic is a Guild USA D-40 Traditional