SEEKING

Vocalist.

ABOUT

My current availability, is very limited.

Decades of live performance, incl. touring. Nowadays, I write and record original music, most often rock (but not always rock). Would be great to find a talented lead singer for lead male vocal tracks or possibly a songwriting collaborator with lead vocal ability to record an occasional pro-level vocal track for an original song. If you sound like David Zach (Remedy Drive) or Don Henley (Eagles), that would be super, but I'm open to other vocal/voice styles, too.

I like modern rock bands like Foo Fighters, Fountains of Wayne, Barenaked Ladies, Remedy Drive, classic rock like Rush, Pat Travers, Def Leppard, Boston, AC/DC, Winger (She's Only Seventeen). Also love Sarah McLaughlin and 80s-90s country-rock like Eagles, Restless Heart, Diamond Rio, Rascal Flatts.

Small sample of other people's songs I played bass on:
* Rise Up - © 2008 K. VanWagenen - /watch?v=rp2bkPB5ZF4 (Rock)
* Rise Up Riley - © 2008 K. VanWagenen - /watch?v=jzydZCX6A1w
From 'Words of The Frenchman' (eN), available at cdbaby/cd/en:
* Void - © 2001 Merritt Millsap (Prog Rock)
* Julie - © 2001 Merritt Millsap (Prog Rock)

Also check out my friend and great Nashville,TN musician Marc Allen on ReverbNation, on the Internet at reverb nation(dot com)/marcallensongs

All tracks on this page are original compositions, written, performed and recorded my me, except for the video soundtracks, which I did not write but I do play bass on them. For the remaining tracks, the only instrument not performed by me is drums.

Screen name:
callwright
Member since:
Apr 14 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Classic Rock bands: Uriah Heep (w/Gary Thain on bass), Rush, Pat Travers, AC/DC, Grand Funk (w/Mark Farner), Winger, Def Leppard, Boston, Sarah McLaughlin.... and 80s-90s country-rock like Restless Heart, Diamond Rio, Tom Petty, Rascal Flatts, Blackhawk and others in that genre.

Other musings: Overall, I have pretty eclectic musical tastes. But, I have some likes/dislikes...especially in Country music. For example, in general I like Brad Paisley's music, but really *dislike* Gary Allen's. I like Keith Urban's music, but *really really* dislike Toby Keith's. Old Allman Bros. Band had a big influence on me when I was young - but generally speaking I just don't care for the 'Southern Rock' that followed them. 'Modern Country'? BAH!....these days it seems mostly canned, corporate and sterile. But there was a lot of terrific modern Country cranked out between 2000 and 2010 . I love good 'Blues' and Blues-based like SRV and Howard Tate.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Pro gear only. Good studio gear. Good live sound system.

MUSIC