Deric Mendes
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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I've been part of many diverse projects from staring in musical theater productions such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing lead guitar in a Judas Priest tribute band, to touring across the states in an alt-country band.

I'm currently looking to form a band inspired by the Bakersfield sound, Sun Records, and classic country. Aiming to play the honky-tonks as well as the "indie" bar scene. I would love to collaborate with musicians interested in harmonizing, recording, and gigging. Also interested in writing some originals.

Screen name:
Deric Mendes
Member since:
Apr 20 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Isaak, Buck Owens, Roy Orbison, Ottis Redding, Sam Cooke, George Jones, Vince Gill, Gram Parsons, Elvis Presley, Riders in the Sky, Jeff Buckley... the list could go on

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

I mainly play a telecaster through a Fender 64' Custom Deluxe Reverb or my Gibson J45.