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Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard.

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*** ANNUAL TAMPA BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL SEEKING MUSICIANS & VOCALISTS ***

ARE YOU A TALENTED MUSICIAN? (with skill level from intermediate.... to semi-pro.... to pro)
Are you one of those who are not all that interested in joining or forming a band right now due to one or more of following reasons?
1.) You have a family, a job, a busy life, or just not enough free time.
2.) You don't have the time or inclination to audition endlessly, rehearse weekly, find the right musicians, try to get into decent clubs (for fair pay), carry instruments, equipment and PA systems around, etc.
3.) You would much rather perform the songs YOU want to play for a large appreciative audience AND meet musicians that want to do the same?

THEN THIS POST IS FOR YOU!!! ..................................... (PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY)

We are reaching out to musicians that might be interested in performing at a Music Festival that we host annually on our 20 acre working ranch in the Brooksville/Spring Hill area. This is NOT for bands looking for a showcase. This is for talented musicians who want to perform great songs in a festival environment, and meet other great musicians of the same mindset.

"Prog On The Ranch" is an annual TWO DAY festival (now in our 5th year and growing) that is associated with ProgStock and Cruise To The Edge (which you may have heard of). Our organizers have been the late-night-live music coordinators on Cruise To The Edge for the past 3 years. Our past shows have included members of Yes, Genesis, Asia, Spock's Beard, Saga, Enchant, Lifesigns, and more!

"Prog On The Ranch" (POTR) is a unique event which attracts Prog and Rock musicians from 14 countries, plus many local Tampa Bay musicians who come to perform both Progressive Rock, and Classic Rock from the 70's to the present with other talented like-minded musicians, for an audience of several hundred fans from all over the country. The process involves having access to our Song Selection "Grid" Website throughout the next few months, where you and the other musicians post the songs YOU would like to perform at the festival, from the comfort of your home, and also allows you to add yourself to many of the songs that other musicians post over the course of several months. This past February, 73 musicians performed 110 songs in different configurations over two days for an audience of 400+ people. It is free to participate, have full access to the network of musicians you'll meet online throughout the year, as well as meet and perform with other great musicians at the event.

This event is "BY INVITATION ONLY" (which is why you likely have never heard of it). The event is open to all ages from 18 and above, whether musician or audience member. Everyone rehearses on their own, at home at their own pace, and each song you choose to learn will likely involve a totally different group of musicians, many of whom meet for the 1st time just before they hit the stage together. It's a terrific experience, and most of our players come back year after year to perform with musicians they have already performed with, and to meet new musicians that they are about to perform with for the 1st time.

Your access to the online network will allow you to meet with musicians from all over the world, plus many Tampa Bay musicians as well, to play the music you love, without having to audition for bands, form a band, rehearse regularly, attempt to get gigs, etc. And it will put you on a large well equipped stage with vetted musicians to play for an audience of appreciative music fans. Everything is filmed, and you are certain to get a lot of exposure on the internet and be.

WE WELCOME ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS
You do not need to be a superstar or professional musician to join us. All we ask is that you:
1.) Be competent on your instrument. (There will be a basic online screening process.)
2.) Please don't select songs that are above your skill level.
3.) Please be conscientious about learning the songs you select. The other musicians on your songs will be counting on you :-)

We offer a fully equipped stage with professional sound reinforcement and monitors, plus full back-line, including pro level amps, drums, percussion, keyboards (digital stage pianos, synths, mellotron, etc) drum risers, mics, stands, etc. Guitarists, bassists, saxophonists, flautists, etc, just bring your instrument and you're all set! Vocalists, just bring your voice :-)

This event will take place on April 3rd & 4th, 2020. Putting together this event is a massive undertaking for us, and we need to begin planning as much as a year in advance, to make sure everything goes smoothly, that we have all the musicians in place, and that everyone understands how the "The Grid" works (it's very simple), so they can access their songs, and communicate with the other players on their songs throughout the year.

Believe it or not..... being a part of "The Grid" and the Prog On The Ranch Page with so many like-minded musicians is almost as much fun as performing at the event. This is NOT a money making venture. We do it for the love of music, and to bring together like-minded musicians who just want to perform for a large audience on a great stage, without having the constraints and obligations of being in a band and searching for gigs.

There is nothing quite like "Prog On The Ranch" anywhere else in the USA (or the world). We guarantee that you will meet terrific musicians, both local and from several countries, make great new friends, and have one of the best weekends of your life! If this is something you might be interested in, let's talk further about it. Send us an email with your questions if you have any. Hope to hear from you :-)

Here are a few clips of songs that were performed at this past February's Prog On The Ranch:

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s://./davebondband/videos/382969669193428/
s://./davebondband/videos/2284001825253383/

PRESENTATION VIDEO:
s://.dropbox/s/jjajnwfsulvj0a0/POTR%202019%20Presentation%20Video.mp4?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR2XoYDOe9eipaYNiqp2mCdCVCR8b54SQMRDi0itCKrzGegGz-7lX2ej7jo

Screen name:
crimson444
Member since:
Jul 14 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40

Influences

Any prog or rock song you can think of playing is welcome at the Prog On The Ranch Festival. Such as songs by: Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Genesis, UK, Porcupine Tree, Linkin Park, Gentle Giant, Spock's Beard, Yes, Queen, Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson, ELP, The Beatles, Oingo Boingo, Rush, The Cure, The Who, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, ELP, ELO, Foreigner, Kansas, Depeche Mode, Styx, Haken, and much much much much more.


WE WELCOME ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS AS LISTED BELOW.
You do not need to be a superstar or professional musician to join us. All we ask is that you:
1.) Be competent on your instrument. (There will be a basic online screening process.)
2.) Please don't select songs that are above your skill level.
3.) Please be conscientious about learning the songs you select. The other musicians on your songs will be counting on you :-)

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Violin:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Fiddle:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate