crayphish
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Electronic Music, Clarinet.

ABOUT

I have played in quite a few bands over the years, some of them christian and some secular. Played in Pinedale Christian churches praise band for Celebrate Recovery for 5 years and another band playing original music for 3. Also, played in a band called Zion out of Eden,N.C. for a while. Worked alot on my own as a classical musician as well. I have two demo albums worth of music recorded from home to start working on and another two or three more coming soon. Right now I am looking primarily for lots of musicians to just jam with and kind of get to know who is around this area. Not looking to gig immediately, just wanting to work on some new ideas with people and I'm looking for musicians who are experienced and put some time in to practicing on their own. . I am especially looking for musicians with multiple talents who are very good at at least one instrument. Singing is a big plus. I write a lot of harmonies and am hoping to eventually perform with my wife who is a singer(with or without other musicians). I write alot of spiritually based stuff, some christian, some not christian, and some secular stuff. I'm interested in playing really tight, kind of technically advanced stuff of a large variety of styles including: Heavy Metal, Fusion, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Progressive Rock, Alternative, Classical, and more. However, I also write simple sort of pop format songs sometimes. Call me at 336-804-5708 or email me at davidmichaelcray if you would like to jam sometime.

Screen name:
crayphish
Member since:
Apr 21 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Classical music, but not the wimpy stuff( I'm talking Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Beethoven's later stuff, Schoenberg, Verdi, Wagner, etc.) /
Also:
Yes / Queen / Zeppelin / Pink Floyd / High Flight Society / John Mayer / Dave Matthews / Pat Methany / Miles Davis / Other Jazz Classics / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / Herbie Hancock / Chicago / Prince / Radiohead / Simon and Garfunkel / Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young / Casting Crowns / Toby Mac / Demon Hunter / DC Talk /Chris Tomlin / Audio Adrenaline / Sanctus Real/ MIchael W. Smith/ David Crowder/ Disciple/ Lots of others.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Yahama MG16/4 mixing board
Fender Princeton Chorus Amp
Rare Vox head and Hartke Cabinet
Yahama PSR-550 Keyboard(not great but has some good sounds)
Fender Strat, Ibanez electric guitar, Ibanez Bass, Dauphin Classical Guitar, Washburn Classical Guitar with pick-up and eq, Bundy 2 Alto Saxaphone,
a few microphones
a pair of nice acoustic monitors,
a Midiverb 3 processor and a Digitech TSR-24 processor

MUSIC