SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

To summarize: I'm a bassist and singer with over 20 years of experience, I studied classical guitar for 8 years and flute for two. I'm not much of a front man, so I'm not usually the "lead singer". Since I write songs, however, I am used to playing the bass and lead vocals simultaneously from time to time, and I believe a band is better off if they have more than one singer. I'm happy to play covers but always prefer to perform original material.

As a bassist, I have what my bandmates always call "busy fingers". I believe the bass lays the rhythm foundation, but by no means should it just stay there. I like having the bass up front in the mix and keeping the guitar on its toes.

As a vocalist, I have a high range and clarity, and I tend to work better in duos or harmonies, but often find myself taking the role of lead vocalist, which is fine and I like to do on occassion - I always prefer sharing lead responsilities. Additionally, I speak English, Spanish and Italian - you never know when that could be useful.

I would like to find a project that is somewhat serious, but clear on its purpose. To be 100% clear: I'm all about being big on the bar scene, but I have a day job and it will always be my priority.

Screen name:
EdgeCaser
Member since:
Jun 15 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Genres: Classic rock, folk, jazz, progressive rock (not too intense, though, please), mixed with alternative and a touch of modern rock. Throw in a little latin rock, ska, and merengue for spice, and don't forget the classical music (definitely). I confess to having played in an acid jazz band once, and I promise to never do it again ;D.

Musicians: Queen, Paul Simon, The Beatles, They Might be Giants, Jethro Tull, Dream Theater, R.E.M., Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, Blind Melon, Underworld, Collective Soul, Iron & Wine, Dead Can Dance, Men at Work, Queens of the Stone Age, Rush, Supertramp, The Who, Mecano, Pixel, Aditus, Hombres G.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

6-string bass, 4-string fretless, Electric Upright bass, Classical Guitar, Amp, Bass Effects, Mic and Vocal Effects, flute, didgerydoo, berimbau.

MUSIC