SEEKINGTrumpet, Saxophone, Trombone.
COOL SHOES, an established, successful, actively gigging band based in Ridgefield, CT, is seeking a part-time sax player to take our sound to the next level. We play a lot of Motown, soul, funk and old-school R&B (think Aretha, not Beyonce)… material that was written with horns in mind.
We need someone who can be available for larger and better-paying gigs. We would not expect you to play every show; we’d ask you to join us only when the fee can support your services and you would receive an equal share of the proceeds. From time to time we do play benefits, so you may also be asked for a freebie once or twice a year.
The ideal candidate should be familiar with the genre, professional, presentable, reliable, a team player and focused on fun, not making this a career. We’re not wannabes cooped up in a basement hoping to play out someday. At the same time we have no illusions about quitting our day jobs.
We usually practice once a week and gig once or twice a month total, but not all of those gigs pay enough to support the extra member. You would not be expected to attend every practice, but you would need to put enough time in with the band to make sure we’re ready for the gig. No parachuting in on the day of, please.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 24 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- 72 years
Temptations, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Etta James, Supremes, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Sly & Family Stone, Blues Bros., Tower Of Power,
Members Of Band
LizaB on lead vocals
Rich on lead vocals & guitar
Anders on keyboard & lead guitar
Andrew on bass & background vocals
Greg on drums
4 Bose L1 audio systems
Stratocaster guitars, Roland Juno-D, Whitney custom drum kit w/Zildjian & Paiste cymbals. Musicman bass, Audix & Shure microphones
Cool Shoes band will be playing in Linden, NJ at the "September to Remember" street fair. We will be doing a 90 minute set of our Classic Soul, Hot Motown, Cool Funk and Old-School R&B material.