Bryan Donald - The Sunshapes
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Drums, Other Percussion.

ABOUT

Hey there! My name is Bryan. I'm a classically trained composer and singer/songwriter. In this group, The Sunshapes, we mostly play original songs (and sometimes cover tunes for fun). We're currently working on an album in the production and recording phase and are seeking a drummer/percussionist.

Current members:
Bryan = Guitar(s)/Piano/Voice/Trumpet
Kate = Keys/Voice/Trumpet/Banjolele/Autoharp
Vela = Electric Cello/Bass

Looking for a drummer/percussionist who is open to jamming/rehearsing and collaborating with us on the production and recording of this album (likely releasing a few singles first). We're open to ideas musically--aiming for a sound that blends acoustic/electronic and popular/classical elements.

For the songs currently in progress, we have chord charts and road maps to use until the music is memorized as well as scratch/stem recordings for individual practicing (if desired). Open to eventually working on new music together as well (mine/yours/collaboratively written).

We rehearse and record at my home studio in Shoreview, MN on a loose bi-weekly (or so) schedule. Very casual timeline. No rush. No pressure. Looking for a professional yet fun/enjoyable band dynamic.

We prefer to hold out for performances that pay but are open taking non-paying gigs for fun/exposure if we all so desire. That said, we're looking to build a social media following first and then play shows when there is a demand (as opposed to overplaying the local scene and taking every gig at empty bars on weeknights as we are all adults with full-time day-jobs).

Please reach out if you are interested. Would love to hear from you.

bryan.schumann at g-m-a-i-l . c-o-m

Screen name:
Bryan Donald - The Sunshapes
Member since:
Apr 04 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bands/Artists: All sorts of classic and modern pop, rock, indie, and acoustic music. From The Beatles to Incubus, MUSE, AIR, Asgeir, Jason Isbell, Jeremy Messersmith, Mason Jennings, The Lumineers, Radiohead, Glass Animals, Bjork, and lots of 90s and 00s bands.

Classical Composers: Jennifer Higdon, Steve Reich, Jean Sibelius, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, & Erik Satie. Many many more. Too many to list :)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Trumpet:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

MUSIC