Caving
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Hey artists, my real name is Mark - Before I start rambling - I just want to convey - I can only hope; I have a ton to learn, more to do, and so many more songs I would be grateful to get to play. I play guitar primarily - lots of song writing, years of studio experience, and I have performed with many bands over 35 years of play experience. Have played tiny bars to Caesar's Palace Grand Ballroom. Have deep New Orleans roots where I owned/operated multiple pro-studios and have the honor of working with greats like Allen Toussaint, Art Neville, Tom Worrell and Dr. John, I am incredibly open-minded, love collaboration, need to play to keep sanity in check.. playin' music has evolved beyond compulsion... music is what I breathe and eat - listen and hear.
I come with 0% ego.. I exist, so I play.
IF you have 1year of playing - I still want to jam with you. We will both learn something and I really believe in chemistry - there is really something to that stuff... I am always up for a jam!

Oh and thanks for reading my ramble..

Screen name:
Caving
Member since:
Mar 16 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Tons - I can find something I like in most every genre of music. My main influences are Garcia, Santana, The Meters, Grateful Dead, Phish, Ozric, Shpongle, Gregory Boyd, Led Zep, New Orleans Funk and Horns, The Wailers, King Crimson, Tool, Black Flag, Orchestral, Tangerine Dream, CSN&YOUNG, Galactic, Beastie Boyz, Walter Wolfman Washington, Rush, Classic Rock, Classical Music, Jazz Music (Miles, Coltrane, Monk), The Blues *all the Kings, (BB Albert Fredie etc and Bonnie Raitt ) Note: I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with a bunch of talented and amazing female vocalists.

Instrument experience:

Other:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Drums:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitar: Boogie Amp, Boogie Cab, (Lately I seem to be playing) Custom Shop Fender Strat or Les Paul Custom semi-hollow 2014, pedals, mics, outboard gear, cables, interfaces etc.
Bass -> digital Rig -DA/AD-> to PA or Cab
Drums -> Roland Electric Kit *no acoustic kit due to neighbors
Keys: Lots of VSTi and some oldskool hardwares
Vox/other instruments: some nice mics and pres etc.
Creative talent : I use my heart and brain mostly.

MUSIC