Daniel Graves
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Background Singer, Other.

ABOUT

1) Seeking to add my vocals/keyboards to a Live-Performance band, where solid vocals and tight harmonies are important.

2) Also seeking e-drums percussionist, and acoustic guitar player to add to a 5 vocalist band, playing small/medium venues (restaurants, coffee houses, private parties).

BIO - In the 90s, Daniel came to Los Angeles as a movie/TV/voiceover actor, and returned to performing music, on vocals/keys with pickup Blues bands, Fast Fwd (Pop/Rock covers), Overtones (acapella choir), Mamma Jammas (classic Rock covers), Pot-Roast (Meatloaf Tribute), Heartbeat City (The Cars tribute) and Route 66 (new Country).
Daniel started at age ~12 on keyboards, vocals in rock/pop bands in Nashville. Also toured internationally as Baritone soloist with acappella group "Pearl" in the 70s. And was on keys/trombone/vocals with Tower-of-Power style cover band "Stone Free", touring the southeast USA into the 80s.

Contact: DanielGraves.LA at gee mail dot com

Screen name:
Daniel Graves
Member since:
Sep 23 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

I like Tribute bands from any era, but don't want to fall into the trap of playing only tunes from my teen/20s years to a gradually diminishing audience. My current focus is adding songs that people sing and dance-to TODAY. (and yes, I enjoy the visual gag, being "Grand-Dad" age, and playing 21st century music).

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

TCHelicon PVK Harmonizer and KC550 amp.
Synths - Yamaha MX-61, Korg Kross, Roland AX-09 keytar >> 3,000 voices on less than 30 lbs of keyboards!, Lovin it!
When I started several decades ago, to get a decent sound, it took over 1400 lbs of gear (Hammond C3, dual Leslie speakers, Fender ePiano and analog Moog Synth). I don't miss hauling those boat-anchors around.