SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I'm interested in meeting musicians who live on the South Side of Chicago and are interested in strengthening the South Side's original songwriters music scene.

I'm a songwriter-singer and guitarist who relies heavily on soul, funk, and improvisational jam-band sensibilities to create music. My taste for music is wide ranging and I've been in a few groups/bands. I started off as an MC fronting a live band. For years I dabbled in beat-making, eventually picked up the guitar and starting writing music that I now sing and perform.

I'm self-taught and enjoy playing with musicians (formally trained or not) whose approaches to music spans multiple genres. I take inspiration from mostly the Black American music traditions of the past, and work to create songs that resonate for now and into the future...

Screen name:
DecoteauBlack
Member since:
Jun 17 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Artists/bands that I have profound respect for include:

Parliament-Funkadelic, Fela Kuti, A Tribe Called Quest, WuTang (esp. Ghostface), John Mayer, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Beatles, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Khraughbin, De La Soul, Stevie Wonder, MF Doom, Slum Village, The Roots, Mahalia Jackson, Michael Kiwanuka, Corrine Bailey Rae, Gary Clark Jr., Norah Jones, Madlib, Coldplay, Bob Marley, Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Outkast, Goodie M.O.B., Eightball and MJG, and on and on...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Electric Guitars: Epiphone Dot 335 and Fender Mexican Telecaster

Amps: Vox Modeling and Fender

Software: Garage Band and LogicX, which I used to record both of my projects:

https://decoteaublack.bandcamp.com/
https://decoteaubecool.bandcamp.com/

Djembe drums, shakers, and lots of other stuff too.

MUSIC