Dreamtrack
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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I've been a guitarist for over 25 years, and I also produce original digital-rock/electronica/hardcore-type music under the name "Dreamtrack" - sorta sounds like Linkin Park meets Red Hot Chili Peppers. I play small single-man gigs, mostly acoustic covers with heavy effects/looper and my own personal variations. I am a strong singer - tenor range - I can sing classically as a tenor, even the rare counter-tenor parts are within my range. I am a good screamer - I have several different methods, depending on what the song requires. I've been training with a vocalist. I am fairly versatile but some of the singers who I can mimic really well include the vocalists of: Linkin Park, Blind Melon, Taking Back Sunday, Chevelle, Led Zeppelin, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Bush, etc. I'm definitely the most talented at guitar though. Can play/learn pretty much anything. I do some really unique finger-picking & taps, but can play pretty much any style. I've played for over 20 years, took lessons for about 5 years from metal-guitarist Jim Dofka back in the late 90’s. Played in some 90's grunge bands, a punk band, and sort of a post-hardcore band. Some of the guitarists that I particularly try to emulate are Jimmy Page, Tom Morello and John Frusciante. I experiment with alternate tunings quite regularly, also use a talkbox, a bow, and a fully digital rig (main stage/Logic Pro). Contact me at jonnybartsch at me dot com I WILL JAM WITH ANYONE hoping to find a good musical connection. If it works, we do more, if not, I’m respectfully honest and wish you well.

Screen name:
Dreamtrack
Member since:
May 23 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Deftones, Mozart, the Beatles, Silverstein, Taking Back Sunday, Chevelle, Led Zeppelin, Weezer, Gorillaz, Brand New, Team Sleep, Crosses, Hawthorne Heights, Linkin Park, Dr. Dre, Blink 182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, System of a Down, U2, The Killers, Madonna, Thom Yorke, Boston, Radiohead, Bjork, Damien Rice, Beethoven, Incubus, Sublime, Bullet for my Valentine, The Cure, Cypress Hill, Prodigy, A Perfect Circle, Chopin, Better than Ezra, Tokio Hotel, Yellowcard, Tom Petty, Brother, The Clarks, Alkaline Trio, Beck, Jukebox the Ghost, Eric Clapton, Primus, Rusted Root, Seven Nations, Beastie Boys, Clutch, Senses Fail, Stone Temple Pilots, Presidents of the USA, Rage Against the Machine, The Doors, Foo Fighters, Jurassic 5, Christina Stürmer, Tupac, 30 Seconds to Mars, Limp Bizkit, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Eat World, Blind Melon, Morphine, Our Lady Peace, Wu-Tang Clan, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Collective Soul, Face to Face, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, NOFX, 311, Simon & Garfunkel, Rancid, Bush, Live, My Chemical Romance, Offspring, Tool, Pink Floyd, Cake, Skybox, Dropkick Murphys, Eve 6, Tally Hall, Korn, Social Distortion, Story of the Year, Prince, Dirty Heads

Instrument experience:

Other:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Drums:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Fiddle:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender guitars, Alvarez guitars, ESP guitars, Ibanez guitars, Line 6 effects and amps, lots of pedals, Apple music software - Logic, GarageBand. Pro Tools, etc. loop machine, talkbox. I FULLY embrace the latest technology in my rig - for recording, jamming and playing live!

I fully integrate Apple software into my rig - use Mainstage for gigs/jam sessions which lets me utilize any effects/amps I want. I use Logic Pro 9 software, and occasionally Garageband for more simple stuff. I've been using digital software in my rig since September, 2000 - so I've used many different programs and am quite proficient. However, for the last 5 years I only use Apple software for the best stability & performance (Mainstage & Logic). For these reasons, I am just as much of a music producer as writer/performer, and I have converted a room in my home to a studio with pretty much anything I need - am very used to recording/editing and produce professional-quality recordings.

MUSIC