SEEKINGLead Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Background Singer.
I've been lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in original and cover bands for numerous years. I also do solo acoustic gigs and I hosted an open mic at Cannon Mine Coffee House in Lafayette, CO for nearly 13 years. I've recently relocated to Jacksonville, FL. 303-818-7864
The 20 mp3 files you can LISTEN TO here are either with my former band, Shifty Gears (SG), me doing all the parts myself (DR) or with a real old band, Rowdy Duty (RD). I’m currently working up around 15 originals with a drummer and bass player in the west side of Jacksonville that we plan on recording and we’d like to add a lead instrument (guitar? keys? ???) who can also sing strong harmonies. You can call me at 303-818-7864.
- Screen name:
- Dan Raymond aka Shifty Gears
- Member since:
- Jul 24 2008
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Love, 10cc, City Boy, Zappa, Ween, Beatles, Stones, Dylan, 60's, reggae, ska. My favorite artists played lots of styles with lots of influences. All songs posted here were written by me or close friends. I have rock, blues, folk, country, ska and reggae influences, very often (like most of my influences) with a humorous bent.
Heavily moded Squier '51', Fender Strat, 2 Rainsong acoustisc, Zager acoustic, G&L Telecaster Fender bass, Bugera V5 amp, Fender Blues Jr. amp, various F/X pedals, Loudbox Mini amp, lots of recording gear.
My Blues Jr. is equiped with a Fluxtone Speaker. If you are a tube amp player who loves tube distortion but can't get your sound without playing too loudly, you need one of these.
Only Dreams (DR)
Only Dreams (DR) Year: 2010 Album: New, Used & Demos Genre: Alternative
I play and sing everything except for the sax which was done by Daniel Weidland.
She's Never Gonna Love You (DR)
She's Never Gonna Love You (DR) Year: 2009 Album: New, Used & Demos
I'm singing and playing all parts.
Everything About You (DR)
Everything About You (DR) Year: 2009 Album: New, Used & Demos
I'm singing and playing all parts
On Tralfamadore (DR)
On Tralfamadore (DR) Year: 2009 Album: New, Used & Demos Genre: Alternative
Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five."
I Do Mean Squat to You (DR)
I Do Mean Squat to You (DR) Year: 2009 Album: New, Used & Demos (DR) Genre: Country
This is a kind of tongue in cheek country song. I play all the parts.
Tired Old Man (SG)
Tired Old Man (SG) Genre: Country
This song was written about a year after my dad's death.
Written by Don Murphy and performed with my old band, Rowdy Duty.
Peeping Tom (RD)
Peeping Tom (RD)
Written by me and Bill Clause, performed with Rowdy Duty, one of my old bands.
Dance Party (RD)
Dance Party (RD) Genre: Alternative
Don Murphy song with old band Rowdy Duty.
I Wanna Be (RD)
I Wanna Be (RD)
My song with old band Rowdy Duty
Trail Drive (DR)
Trail Drive (DR) Genre: Other
I do all the parts.
A Groupie's Lament (DR)
A Groupie's Lament (DR) Genre: Other
I do all the parts.
The Fountain (SG)
The Fountain (SG) Genre: Alternative
Love Is... (SG)
Love Is... (SG) Genre: Other
The Coming of the Ship DR)
The Coming of the Ship DR) Genre: Acoustic
I play all the parts.
The Loose Masseuse (DR)
The Loose Masseuse (DR) Genre: Alternative
Written with Bill Clausen, I play all the parts.
Bad Dream (DR)
Bad Dream (DR) Genre: Alternative
Written by Don Murphy. I recorded all the parts.
Taffy the Barmaid (DR)
Taffy the Barmaid (DR) Genre: Alternative
I wrote his with Bill Clausen and did all the parts on this recording.
Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong (SG)
Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong (SG) Track number: 2 Year: 2006
Another great song by Don Murphy performed by Shifty Gears
Lip Synchin' (SG)
Lip Synchin' (SG) Track number: 9 Year: 2006 Album: "The Longmonty" by Shifty Gears Genre: Reggae
I like to call it "blue eyed reggae" since we are hardly rastas. Song was written by Don Murphy, old friend & band mate & house mate in the 80's.
On the Rebound (SG)
On the Rebound (SG) Track number: 7 Year: 2006 Album: "The Longmonty" by Shifty Gears Genre: Alternative
I wrote this after learning the hard way what it means to jump out of an old and into a new relationship too soon.
Mixed Singles (SG)
Mixed Singles (SG) Track number: 1 Year: 2006 Album: "The Longmonty" by Shifty Gears Genre: Alternative
My take on the singles scene and the sometimes not so single people in the single scene.
How's Your New Fool? (SG)
How's Your New Fool? (SG) Track number: 5 Year: 2006 Album: "The Longmonty" by Shifty Gears Genre: Alternative
I was really pissed off when I wrote this song. Performed with former band.
I help host the open mic at Cannon Mine Coffee Company in Lafayette every Wednesday. About once a month I play and opening set from about 6:45 to 7:45 at which time open mic starts with 20 minute slots per performer.
Will play a short solo acoustic set for the City & County of Broomfield's Brunner House (a pioneer home renovated by the city) program called "A Song in Your Heart."
I'll play a 1 hour opening acoustic solo set from 7-8 PM and then host the open mic starting at 8:05