Denny Parham
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano, Background Singer.

ABOUT

I started out professionally at the age of fifteen when I joined a working band called The Trolls out of Columbus Ohio. We played two nights a week for a couple of years then the band broke up when our irreplaceable drummer left us. I played rhythm guitar and bass (not at the same time). I then went solo playing coffee houses mostly as I was still under age. When I turned 21 I started playing night clubs. I played 52 weeks a year doing four,five shows a week until I reached the age of 28. I never made the big time and I was rather tired of the night life so I went south and started playing just weekends every now and then. All this time I was writing songs but they seldom were shared with the club audiences. I now want to record my music and promote the music playing out. I am a sixties buff and I enjoy music of many different genres. Variety is the spice of life.

Screen name:
Denny Parham
Member since:
Dec 30 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Early Influences: I started playing guitar and piano when I was six. I was impressed by the fact that Elvis could say " ain't " ( You AIN'T noth'in But A Hound Dog) and my first grade teacher was telling me it wasn't even in the dictionary ( it wasn't at the time) and I wasn't allowed to use the word in a sentence. A week later my mother bought me a $49.99 Kay guitar and taught me C, F and G. I took it from there. All the music I heard I heard on AM radio influenced me. They didn't have transistors yet so I heard what the adults were listening to. Flat and Scrugs, Chet Atkins, The Everly Brothers, Harry Belafonte, Buddy Holly, Tito Puente, Trini Lopez, etc,etc. My favorite song as a boy was "Sukiyaki".
My later influences; First and foremost "The Beatles" , then all the British Invasion acts. Eric Burden and the Animals, though, moved me as much but in a dark way (Blues). B.B. King (speaking of the blues) looms large in my legend. The Beach Boys were (are) incredible. Lenard Cohen ( back to the darkness), Gordon LIghtfoot, Paul Simon, George Jones, Kristofferson and as special, special mention - Robert Zimmerman (BobDylan), etc,etc,etc.........

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Martin D-41, 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster, Kurzwiel PC3le Keypoard, American Deluxe Fender Precision Bass, '04 Fender (Evil) Twin Guitar Amp. (25/100 watt), Peavey 8 channel PA head, EV 12" two-way cabinets, Peavey 12" powered monitor (75 watts), Tascam DP-32 portastudio SD, Rode K2 Tube mic, Shure KSM27 condenser mic, and innumerable other standard audio components for recording and live work (not to mention a 10 year old registered yellow Labrador Retriever named Tucker for moral support).