ColinShanafelt
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Fiddle.

ABOUT

Singer, songwriter, & acoustic guitarist seeking a female vocalist and writing partner to compose/record originals & play low-key gigs at coffee shops, restaurants, and small bars. Acoustic guitar chops are a plus. I would ultimately like to form or join an “unplugged” type of band to play originals and covers at small gigs. I play rock, acoustic rock, classic rock, folk, pop, country, Americana, and anything that sounds great on the acoustic guitar. I also play harmonica and write songs with harmonica accompaniment. I am serious and would like to get started soon.

To break the ice and see what works, I'd love to hang out, collaborate, write, record, or jam with any interested musicians. It would also be cool to find a songwriting partner and collaborate with him/her on home recording projects. I'm ready to write some (hopefully great) songs. I have a ton of ideas. I just need a like-minded partner for vocal accompaniment and creative inspiration. Initially, we could record covers back and forth to see if we match. I use Logic Pro X or Garage Band recording software on Mac.

Or . . . If there is a band out there that's in need of an acoustic fingerstyle (or rhythm) guitarist and you think I'm a good fit, then I'm open to an audition or in-person jam. I'm dedicated & driven, reliable & relatable, confident & caring, humble & handy, wacky & witty, funny & fun. And, I'm a super-duper hard Scottish worker whose German surname means "pretty field."

Please check me out on YouTube and listen to my original tracks on SoundCloud. Let me know if you want to chat, meet in person, connect through Zoom. www.ColinShanafelt.com

Text me! :-) I'm in South Austin. 512-400-9414

Screen name:
ColinShanafelt
Member since:
Jun 25 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

MTV Unplugged, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jewel, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Adele, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, The Cranberries, Eric Clapton, John Denver, Billy Joel, The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Poison, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Green Day, Weezer, John Lennon, Dixie Chicks, Alice in Chains, Johnny Cash, Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, The Cult, Heart, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Fleetwood Mac, New Order, Abba, NPR Tiny Desk concerts, 80s acoustic power ballads

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Harmonica:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Taylor 414ce-R acoustic guitar (rosewood b/s, v-bracing)
Taylor 522e 12-fret acoustic guitar (mahogany t/b/s, v-bracing)
Breedlove Pursuit tenor ukulele (w/ pickup & controls)
Shure SM7B cardioid dynamic vocal microphone
Genz-Benz Shenandoah 200w two-channel stereo amplifier (w/ effects - vocals & acoustic guitar)
Boss RC-5 loop station compact phrase recorder pedal
Spark 40w guitar amplifier (w/ effects - practice & recording - Positive Grid)
Scarlett 2-track mixer (performance & studio)
iRig Pro Duo I/O mixer (mobile recording)
Microphones, electronics, stands, cords, lights, cameras, & stage equipment (misc.)
Recording Software: Logic Pro X & Garage Band (Apple / Mac user)

MUSIC