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 with a broad influence in music. Not that I want to be in an unfocused band, quite the opposite, I just like it when varied backgrounds collide and create something worth committing to. I’m happy to join a band that already has their sound developed as long as I’m a good fit. You can see from my influences that I’m not married to a single genre. I like the idea of working with other multi-instrumentalists and switching off duties on different instruments, a la King Crimson. For instance if I came up with a killer bass line that you played over I would just play bass on that song. I have found that this kind of freedom sparks lots of creativity. I do realize that for some this is confusing so it’s just a thought not a requirement. I am a songwriter as well as a musician and should the style be appropriate would gladly perform originals, mine or yours. One of the songs I’ve uploaded is one of my originals performed and recorded by me (I’ll let you guess which one :). 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 also happy to join a tribute band as long as the level and commitment are there. 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, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin , Tom Petty, Cream, Neil Young, The Beatles, Calexico, Albert King, BB King, T-Bone Walker, all classic blues based rock
Soft Machine, 70’s Miles Davis (with Chick Corea), Steely Dan, Weather Report (Jaco era), Sonic Youth, Black Mountain, Radiohead, all Krautrock
Mid to late 70s Country Western Swing
Rockabilly: Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnett, Rev. Horton Heat, etc.
Various surf guitar bands

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

J Bass
LP jr
Vintage Strat
Tele
Jaguar
Lap Steel
Acoustic
Ampeg Portaflex
Fender Blues Deluxe
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