DerekLeichty
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ukulele.

ABOUT

I just want to play some music, make new friends, and maybe make a couple bucks. I play bass guitar, electric, acoustic, and saxophone; but mainly bass. I have a bad habit of not learning songs because I tend to be more of an improv player but I'm a big believer that you never get enough practice.

I've been playing guitar since middle school, saxophone and bass through high school. Since college, I haven't had enough time to really keep up with saxophone, but when I graduate in a few months I'm hoping to dust it off and get back into the swing. Bass is my primary instrument right now except for laying down some guitar tracks for myself to experiment new lines over.
I've had experience playing on a weekly basis when I was more religiously inclined (bass, electric, and acoustic) and the occasional open mic. Don't tell my piano instructors, but I haven't kept up with sight reading sheet music as well as I would like, I guess that's why I fall back on theory and improv.
Looking for some bandmates to practice with, maybe get some local gigs, and have some fun.

Screen name:
DerekLeichty
Member since:
Nov 09 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
6
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Young the Giant, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, The White Stripes, Third Eye Blind, The Temper Trap, Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Adams, Sam & Dave, RUSH, Ray LaMontagne, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Marcus Miller, Manchester Orchestra, Lee Brice, Led Zeppelin, Kings of Leon, Kill It Kid, John Denver, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb' Mo', Johnny Cash, John Mayer, John Legend, Jim Croce, Hugo, Hayes Carll, Gary Clark Jr., Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Eddie Vedder, Dawes, Dan Auerbach, Hall & Oates, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Buddy Guy, Cake, Bronze Radio Return, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Bill Withers, Ben Howard.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Bass guitar, 200watt 12" Amp,
Electric guitar,
Acoustic guitar,
Alto Saxophone,