Duane E Hay


Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


I am currently hoping to connect with other musicians to form a band, write new music together and play the local venues once or twice a month. Prior to this, I have played with a local group for many years, I have continued to write music, study music theory, and technically improve. I have had experience working in well-known studios, however I don't consider myself a "studio musician". I enjoy jamming with other musicians. I love to experiment and collaborate with new music.
My primary focus is guitar (acoustic, electric, 6-string, 12-string), songwriting and (as a secondary focus) vocalist. My vocal characteristics are very similar to Tom Petty and I also enjoy singing songs in the style of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Todd Rundgren (Badfinger) and perhaps Jack Bruce (Cream).
I am a Team-Player. I can be relied upon to be on-time for auditions, rehearsals and performances. I willingly accept constructive feedback and enjoy adapting to various musical styles.
I do not drink Alcohol and I am Drug-free with a healthy lifestyle.
Past Experience:
2nd Guitar with The XOfenders, Founding Member of Wounded Minds, Solo guitar for Random Thoughts. Multiple performances at larger Seattle Area clubs. Co-Wrote and Recorded all original music with the Vocalist (Greg Castleberry) and other members. Studio sessions at Gossard Studios - Lake Stevens, Wa, Sunset Sound Studios - Hollywood Ca. and Castle Oaks Studios - Calabasas, Ca. Tracking, Overdubbing, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering in cooperation with Bernard Matthews Audio

Screen name:
Duane E Hay
Member since:
May 19 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Carl Verheyen is the HUGE inspiration for me. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, The Beatles (especially George Harrison), Tom Petty, The Eagles, B. B. King, Ritchie Blackmore to name a few mainstream influences, It would be impossible to list everything because I feel that I have a very diverse interest, hence the listing of "Other" in Music Genre (Why only a Max. of 4?)

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


I am very grateful to have the gear that I own. I am very critical of the music that I create. It is wonderful to have the correct tools in the toolbox.