SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar.

ABOUT

UPDATE 1-10-18: Currently seeking Guitarist and Vocalist. Have drummer and myself on bass to do a no pressure for fun cover band of many of my influences listed below. Jam once a week and eventually a gig or two a month type of situation.

email me at cechbrad30 AT ya hoo

I'm a self-taught guitar player since I was 16, and switched to bass for the last four years, which has really captured my interest and been my focus. I love to be able to integrate Bass as another voice rather than thumping root notes under the mix (Think Tool or Yes and their equal audible Bass contributions to any composition). Paul D'Amour put it best:

"I’m not a background player. I never have been, and I never want to be the guy who hangs out by the drums and just walks the dog. I like to write impact-full parts and rock them out. There’s no reason the bass shouldn’t be right up front."

Looking for like minded people who mainly want to jam, see where it goes from there. I don't care what a crowd want's to hear, you may love em or hate Rush and Tool, but they have stated they make the music for them, and share it with you. That's how I want to approach it. Neal Pert put it best pertaining to what I am looking for:

"Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to play music that I liked, and even when I was in cover bands when I was a teenager we only played cover tunes that we liked. That was the simple morality that I grew up with."

I'm thinking more of a weekly band to have fun, but who knows where that could go with a couple gigs here and there about once a month. More time could definitely be dedicated to the project if it works as I work full time/family during the week days.

The sounds attached are from my page of the same profile name. Bits and pieces from previous bands, recordings in my bedroom of ideas for song arrangements, etc. Send me a message if anything you see looks interesting to you!

Screen name:
cechbrad30
Member since:
Sep 28 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tool, King Crimson, Yes, Rage Against the Machine, Helmet, Feersum Ennjin, Lesser Key, Dif Juz, Porcupine Tree, At the Drive In, Pat Matheny, The Morning Benders, A Perfect Circle, Metric, Jaco Pastorious, Agitation Free, QOTSA, The Mars Volta, Can, Michael Hedges, Hum, Zoe, White Lies, Lusk, The Deftones, RHCP, Incubus, Janes Addiction, AIC, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Temple of the Dog, Mad Season, Sublime, Foo Fighters, Kansas, The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc....and I have tons more...just ask!

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Musicman Stingray 4HH, Rickenbacker 4003s, Modified Squire Affinity PJ with Geezer Butler EMG's & High mass bridge, Ampeg Micro VR amp and cab, Tech 21 VT Bass, digitech Bass Whammy, MXR bass fuzz, EHX Glove OD, MXR Bass Envelope, Boss Flanger, bass chorus, tremolo, digital delay, bass enhancer, an Epiphone SG 1966 400 Pro, Line 6 Spdver IV and other recording gear.

MUSIC