Diveman
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Been playing music since I was 6. Enthusiastic, committed. Looking for other musicians to form a band somewhere between surf guitar, old rockabilly, and maybe Neko Case. I'd like to do mostly original material or at least have that be the eventual goal of the band. One of the songs I’ve uploaded is one of my originals performed and recorded by me . I’ve always thought that a 70%-30% split of covers and originals is a good starting point for a band that eventually wants to do mostly originals. I’m not a show off performer; I like it when everyone shines on an equal footing. At the end of the day I’m looking for the groove, no matter what genre is being played, with no ego. I’m mellow company but reliable and will go as far as the right band can go. There will be no judgement of people coming from me, only critique of the music. I do vape while I play/work and will have a drink or two after a show, but that’s as far as I go. I’ve got no ideology to push, just a love of that feeling when the band is in sync. If you like what I can contribute then I am looking forward to talking with you. Peace

Screen name:
Diveman
Member since:
Aug 13 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Muddy Waters, Cream, Neil Young, The Beatles, Calexico, Neko Case, Albert King, BB King, T-Bone Walker,
Soft Machine, 70’s Miles Davis (with Chick Corea), Steely Dan, Weather Report (Jaco era), Sonic Youth, Radiohead, all Krautrock
Mid to late 70s Country Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel
Rockabilly: Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnett, Rev. Horton Heat, etc.
Various surf guitar bands from the Ventures to Satan's Pilgrims

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Beginner
Steel guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Vintage Strat
Jaguar
Tele
LP jr
Lap Steel
Acoustic
J Bass
Fender Blues Deluxe
Ampeg Portaflex
Various pedals/effects
Polyend Tracker
Arturia Keystep
Some recording gear, sm57, Tascam DR 40X, Ableton Live 9 (full version), a few nice VSTs, vintage analog Carvin summing mixer (currently trying to build up a home studio)

MUSIC