dericmendes
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Fiddle, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

Hello! I've toured in bands playing everything from country and jazz to Van Halen. I've also sung in musical theater productions including starring in a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

I'm currently looking to front a band inspired by Sun Records and the Bakersfield sound to play gigs in the local honky tonks. Think Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. Beyond that, I would love to collaborate with musicians interested in recording, writing and gigging. My main musical interest is simply good songs.

Screen name:
dericmendes
Member since:
Apr 20 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Roy Orbison, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Isaak, Marty Stuart, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley, Jonny Cash, Buck Owens, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Nels Cline, Brent Mason, Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Gram Parsons, Jason Isbell

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Too many to list! Lots of guitars (though I mainly play my Tele, Gretch & Guild) through a Vox or Fender amp. I'm also a pedal junky. But hey, there are worse habits ;-)