SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Cello, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

I want to create something of real beauty - something that will last, be meaningful, and be timeless - a musical legacy. I want to create something original, magical, spiritual, inspirational.

About Me:
I have been playing guitar since I was nine years old. I've played all over the North America, and in the 1990's, performed often in Europe, entertaining European audiences, as well as US Military Service Members. I am a member of ASCAP.

I am published on an album that is available on Amazon and iTunes, among other outlets. It's called "Made in the USA", and the band is called "Tuk'r Hill." I wrote the title track, "Made in the USA" (It is not the type of music I am hoping to do, though - I want to do something in the art-rock/prog-rock genre. It's only here to show my lead guitar playing and harmony vocals.)

I like touring, and I am ready and willing to again, if I find a bunch of guys that want the same thing. I have a valid passport, so international travel is no problem.

I sing backup, have good pitch, a good ear, and can harmonize very well. I also have a good grasp of music theory, which helps a lot with composing and arranging original music.

I can get around pretty well on keyboards, too, but usually prefer to use a Roland guitar synth for that kind of stuff.

I'd love to find a band that sounds like early Genesis (1969 - 1975) when Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett were in the band. If you're familiar with Anthony Phillips, you will probably hear that influence in the short acoustic snippets of music I've posted here.

Another possibility I'd seriously consider joining, or forming, would be an operatic, symphonic band like Queensryche. There is a band in Tampa, called "Amaris." They are similar to Evanescence. I really like their sound, too.

I've been in jazz bands, hard rock bands, heavy metal bands, country bands, R&B bands, Americana bands. What I have always wanted to do, though, was be in a progressive band with members that live for the music, and who understand the sacredness of really well-written, well-played music.


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Screen name:
DonBeaumont
Member since:
Jun 01 2007
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

On the Prog Rock Side:
- Anthony Phillips
- Steve Hackett
- Alan Holdsworth
- Peter Gabriel
- Genesis (Mostly between 1969 and 1975)
- Camel, Caravan
- Steven Wilson
- Mystery
- Gentle Giant


On the Symphonic Rock Side:
- Queensryche
- Amaris
- Evanescence


I can get interested in almost anything that is artfully composed and performed within the prog rock, or symphonic rock realm.

I am also interested in ethnic Hebrew music (NOT Messianic or Christian music, sorry.)

I love listening to George Lynch, Warrant, Skid Row, Dio, etc., but I am probably not going to be too interested in playing that kind of stuff anymore, unless it's a project that is going to tour with label support.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

All pro gear, tour-ready, European voltage conversions on all A/C powered equipment. Marshall / Mesa Boogie (all tube) amps, electric guitars, MIDI controlled FX, guitar synth equipment, etc., etc.

MUSIC