SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar.
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:
- Member since:
- Sep 28 2012
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Most available:
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!
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
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.
Words - Final
Words - Final
The Clear Night Sky
The Clear Night Sky
IntoleranceA cover of Tool's song Intolerance from their album Undertow. This collaboration is the work of our virtural group QUARANTOOL. Jose Andrade - Vocals Jason Taboada - Guitars Simply Backing Tracks - Midi drum programming B. Cech - Bass, mix and mastering
Jerk-OffCover of Tool's song Jerk-Off, collaboration between a friend of mine Jose (Jayrock) and myself: Jose Andrade - Vocals B. Cech - Guitar, Bass, Drum programming
Clear As Mud
Clear As MudTune compiled several years back from jams, but I re-recorded everything to clean it up - hats off to Grant Kugman for a couple of these sweet guitar riffs!
WordsA new track I created, needs a lot of work on the timing here and there. I did all instruments on the track.
Never The Less
Never The LessAn idea I previously created. A friend of mine Mike Cohen came up with the excellent guitar work. I played bass, synth, and controller drums. What I like about this one the most is the trade off in the intro section from the distorted guitar to the bass as the solo instrument...
My HeroCover of My Hero by The Foo Fighters with my current band. I played bass on the track, very rough, recorded on an I-Phone...
Wicked GardenCover of Wicked Garden by Stone Temple Pilots with my current band. I played bass on the track, very rough, recorded on an I-Phone...
MilquetoastCover of Milquetoast by Helmet with my current band. I played bass on the track, very rough, recorded on an I-Phone...
One More Red Nightmare (Live At Reggie's 1 - 18 - 14)
One More Red Nightmare (Live At Reggie's 1 - 18 - 14)our version of KC's One More Red Nightmare done at our headliner show with my former band Unlike Animal. I'm on bass...
Skirmish (Live At Music Garage 10 - 28 - 13)
Skirmish (Live At Music Garage 10 - 28 - 13)original track, I take credit for the bass line and arrangement only. Done LIVE at Reggies in Chicago with my previous band Unlike Animal: Grant Kugman - Guitars Gar Torres - Drums
Long Distance Runaround & The Fish
Long Distance Runaround & The Fishrough demo cover of Yes's Long Distance Runaround with my old band. I played bass on the track. Had issues recording the bass track, it sounds spikey with the harmonizer but concludes with the connecting interpretation of The Fish
Aeroplanerough demo cover of Red Hot Chilli Pepper's Aeroplane with my old band. I played bass on the track.
Stinkfistrough demo cover of Tool's Stinkfist with my old band. I played bass on the track.
RevivalDone with my previous band. I take no credit other than the bass line and arrangement.
Runneroriginal track, I take credit for the bass line and arrangement only. Done with my old band Unlike Animal: Grant Kugman - Guitars Gar Torres - Drums
Splitting Imageoriginal track, I take credit for the bass line and arrangement only. Done with my old band Unlike Animal: Grant Kugman - Guitars Gar Torres - Drums
Tundra Desertoriginal track, I take credit for the bass line and arrangement only. Done with my old band Unlike Animal: Grant Kugman - Guitars Gar Torres - Drums
Cryptic MentalitySomething I put together in Reason several years ago, Pretty Hate Machine inspired!