C T ROXX
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Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Please read our profile carefully to in order to understand what we're all about and to spare anyone a waste of his or her time:

My name is Chris Hirtler and I'm putting together an outstanding band, versatile in several different rock styles and can perform at an expert level of musicianship. Songs will always be performed in the original keys and at the correct tempi. Note-for-note accuracy is striven for. And authentic Lead Vocal and Multipart Vocal Harmonies are central to this band's Vision.

The lineup will include seven at minimum, among them an experienced percussionist, knowledgable of songs by Santana and Doobie Brothers specifically. Prospective members for all stations who have had extensive formal musical training or are music college graduates especially are encouraged to contact us.

Lineup members being sought:
• Lead/Rhythm Guitarist/Fingerpicker/Lead & HarmonyVocals
• Lead/Rhythm Guitarist/Lead & Harmony Vocals
• Percussionist/2nd Drummer/Lead & Harmony Vocals
• Bassist/Lead & Harmony Vocals
• Occasional Alto Vocalist/Auxiliary Keyboardist
• Soundman to mix and produce during rehearsals and shows.
• A Two= or Three-man Tech/Road Crew to assist members during rehearsals and shows

My position in the band is as Violinist, Lead/Rhythm Guitarist, backup Bassist, Backup Vocalist, and Harmonica/Mandolin/Banjo Player.

Rehearsals will be held Sundays in my home in Milford in the early afternoon and will last four to five hours. I will publish in some manner what songs will be rehearsed one or two weeks in advance to allow sufficient time for everyone to learn their parts and to know the songs' structures. As time allows, there will be occasional mid-week vocals-only rehearsals to distribute vocal lines and polish vocal ensemble.

To preserve the sonority of the original recordings, not all members will participate in every song, but that will also be dependent upon the individual songs; only those which could be improved and produced by embellishment will have changes made to them. Case in point: the use of congas and other hand percussion instruments in China Grove by the Doobie Brothers. Ofttimes, these added instruments and other musical additions are used in live performances by the original bands.

It can't be overemphasized that we are looking for musicians who are committed to note-for-note performance and have the technical capability to execute it. It is expected that every member will do his or her homework prior to rehearsals.

While all these conditions and requirements appear to read as austere and unyielding, it is not forgotten that music is to be a pleasurable and even exhilarating event to perform or experience as an audience. So, it is hoped that all members will be persons of good will and honest character. Extensive experience has taught that without good chemistry, rehearsals are dreary and the music produced will be inert and lifeless.

Please contact us if, after having read our description, you are interested and have questions.

Screen name:
C T ROXX
Member since:
Apr 21 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Journey, Foreigner, Kansas, Doobie Brothers, Toto, Rush, Police, Charlie Daniels, America, Who, Grand Funk, Santana, Blue Öyster Cult have been scheduled. Songs by other bands such as Eagles, Cheap Trick, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Asia, Extreme, and REO Speedwagon are planned as well.

Instrument experience:

Violin:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

The rehearsal area and a control room will be remodeled by the end of October, 2021. Two Behringer X32 digital mixers, a Full Size and Compact, and and a Behringer Powerplay Headphones/In-ear Personal Monitor System for each member are provided.

Also provided are two brand-new Tama Superstar Classic drum kits, a small and a large version, and Zildjian A Custom cymbal and three sets of Mastersound hi-hats - 13", 14", and a 15" (for x-hat).

A complete Meinl Latin percussion section is provided including matching 10", 11", 12" congas, a matching add-on 11" conga with splash and jam block, a matching set of bongos (on order), timbales, hand percussion toys, Meinl Classics Dark cymbals and 13" x-hats, plus a supplementary Tama tom, floor tom, and kick drum plus s Metalworks 13" snare augment the Latin kit.

A Hammond SKX keyboard and a Behringer keyboard amp was recently purchased in order to accurately emulate the classic keyboard sounds of the 60's, 70's, and early 80's.