Btown
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Fairly new to Vegas. Left behind a great classic rock cover band out in the Chicago suburbs. Our philosophy was a good attitude was by far the most important feature in bandmates and I'd love to find new friends who share the same mindset.

Although rock is my background I'd really like to explore jazz. All my jazz knowledge is self-taught so looking for people I could just jam with and develop more of a feel.

Also open to joining a rock band. Both originals and covers are good with me. My typical rock beats have a slight funky feel.

I'm very easy-going, open to feedback and like to help with arrangements. I had a reputation with my old band for being a bit too self-critical after gigs, but I'll do my best to not be a buzzkill! I'd say I'm at a moderate skill level, still learning, but I practice a lot and always looking to learn something new.

I'm hoping to add some better quality audio clips soon. The clip below was my very first gig back in 2014. The MP3 is just me messing around with some funk groves. It was recorded on a free software with my e-kit, so the sound quality isn't the best (sorry in advance for the brutal snare dynamics).

Just started learning piano as well, but that's mostly to improve at musical theory.

You can reach me at brandonwc2o at g mail.

Screen name:
Btown
Member since:
Jun 14 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
5
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Favorite rock bands : The Who, CCR, Talking Heads, Blue Cheer, early Genesis, ELP, Supertramp.

Jazz: Jazz Messengers, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Joe Zawinul, Ornette Coleman, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Bad Plus

Funk/R&B: Paul Pena, Alabama Shakes, Charles Bradley, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, a little James Brown.

Favorite drummers include Art Blakey; Elvin Jones; Dannie Richmond; Billy Cobham; Jabo Starks; Clyde Stubblefield; Carl Palmer; Phil Collins; Keith Moon.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Moderate
Piano:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Royce 4-piece. Yamaha DTX 430.

MUSIC