chrisvbprovidence
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Fiddle, Cello, Electronic Music, Clarinet.

ABOUT

Hi there! I'm a vocalist/songwriter/guitarist I'm hoping to meet some folks in the Providence area to develop a new project together. I would describe the target sound as alternative / alt rock ala Radiohead, Muse, and Alanis Morissette with occasional prog (e.g., odd meter) and world music (e.g., Middle Eastern, klezmer) elements.

I have a mix of up- and down-tempo material, and I tend toward active/complex melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, and a fair amount of contrast in terms of dynamics. (Some of the tracks included on this page are from past projects, so not all of them are representative of the direction I'm trying to go with the current project. But they should hopefully give you a sense of what I'm drawn to stylistically, melodically/rhythmically, and the range of moods.)

DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST
I'd love to find a drummer who enjoys world music, occasional odd meter / odd time signatures, abrupt dynamic / tempo changes, and experimenting with different textures. Having an interest in/ability to incorporate electronic elements, samples etc would be fantastic, too!

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALISTS/VOCALISTS
I'd also love to connect with folks who play any (or some combination) of the following instruments: bass, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, (lead) guitar (or really any other solo instruments). Many of the songs feature multi-part vocal harmonies, so I'd be thrilled to have some more vocalists on board, too!

At this point, I'm just looking for some like-minded folks to have fun making music together. I'm in my mid-30s (with a family, full-time job, etc), so my immediate goals are pretty modest - I'd like to continue writing and recording, eventually play some local shows, and then just see where things lead from there.

So if the sound/vibe I've described seems like something that might overlap with your interests, I'd love to hear from you!

chrisvbmusic at g mail dot com

Screen name:
chrisvbprovidence
Member since:
Dec 01 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Some influences: Radiohead, Muse, Alanis Morissette, Bjork, Iron and Wine, The Civil Wars, City and Colour, The Beatles, System of a Down, A Perfect Circle, Oi Vai Voi.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Guitar: Godin A6 Ultra
Vocal Mics: Aston Origin/Spirit
Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 4i4
DAW: Logic Pro X

MUSIC