Deadwood Ted Oponski


Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Trombone.


INTERESTED? You can e-mail me here, ignore the spaces:
deadwood 9 ("at") hot mail ("dot") com

I played in various Philly cover (Slippery & the Skirtchasers, Bad Ronald) & original (Bhang, Parkside Ave.) bands from 1988 until 2005, when I relocated to NJ. I'd like to join (or form) a band with musicians who know how to be on the one, playing a genre-melding-booty-shakin' mix including: classic & modern Funk & Soul, Alternative & Hard Rock. Music that grooves, makes people move, and brings the party. I'm open to any group situation. Ideally, I'd love a diverse mix of musicians, (like Sly & the Family Stone). But basically, I just want to be in a fun band playing gigs again.

UPDATE: While I'm still open to finding new musical situations... since I've opened this Bandmix account, I have started rehearsing a new band named... BETTER OFF DEADWOOD. (There's a BETTER OFF DEADWOOD Bandmix acct too.) The musical direction is the same as described above: alternative, hard rock, and rocked-up funk and soul.
Currently we're 2 guitars, bass and drums. We would love to expand the depth of our musical repertoire by adding a KEYBOARD PLAYER, and a FEMALE SINGER (or 2 or 3) for lead and backup vocals. I'm currently the only singer in BOD. I need backup help! I would also like to do guy/girl tunes (ala Prince)... and we do a bunch of female tunes already, that I'm currently singing - they'd be all yours!
We also need a FULL-TIME DRUMMER (2 nights prx/week +gigs). Our current drummer is one of my best friends but his schedule doesn't even allow prx once every week. He's been doing us a favor, helping BOD progress, but we do need a FULL-TIME DRUMMER asap.

INTERESTED? You can e-mail me here, ignore the spaces:
deadwood 9 ("at") hot mail ("dot") com

Screen name:
Deadwood Ted Oponski
Member since:
Nov 05 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


prince, david bowie, sly & the family stone, lenny kravitz, slash/g'n'r/velvet revolver, the clash, ramones, sex pistols, james brown, morris day & the time, jamiroquai, living colour, parliament-funkadelic, jane's addiction, terence trent d'arby, jimi hendrix & band of gypsies, infectious grooves, brand new heavies, macy gray, nikka costa, the new mastersounds, fishbone, clutch, jackson 5, robert randolph & the family band, red hot chili peppers, rage against the machine, the cure, new order, rick james, justin timberlake, outkast, aerosmith, paul gilbert, gorillaz, talking heads, minor threat, husker du, the wildhearts, oasis, the beatles, rolling stones, arctic monkeys, primal scream, backyard babies, supersuckers, the list so goes on...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:
Bass Guitar:
Other Percussion:


guitars: customized schecter prince cloud replica, customized '88 fender strat, '72 gibson sg, hohner steinberger, yamaha 6-str. acoust/elec, alvarez 12-str. acoust/elec.
keys: ensoniq, alesis, roland keytar.
amps: marshall 50w jcm800 1/2 stack, 80w peavey bandit combo (prx amp), yorkville 100w combo(for acoustics & keys)