EdMelchior
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ABOUT

Not currently seeking a gigging arrangement. Covid is still a risk for this overweight player with a heart condition. Would be ecstatic with some isolated playing in contact with vaccinated individuals, recording, and some initial formation band activities that will not involved immediate gigging.

Former touring musician for over 10 years - vocals and bass, took time off to do family and career, now getting back into playing. Can sing lead while playing bass (with some practice, of course). Would be most comfortable in multi-vocalist band where I can sing at least some lead. I'd be happy in almost any style of music (although probably not Polka - been there, done that). If I could pick my own set list, it'd probably be more progressive rock, with a healthy dose of alternative, and some variety rock. I've been in show bands, Beatles tributes, metal, progressive, and variety bands (and a memorable 3-month stint in Polka band.) I started learning piano when I was about 6 (long since left keys behind, although I am trying to re-learn), picked up trumpet in 5th grade, switched to tuba in jr. high, then took up the bass in HS jazz band and have never looked back. Music is my passion. I practice solo every day, and would like a band that practices weekly.

Screen name:
EdMelchior
Member since:
Jul 12 2021
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Progressive rock (Rush, Kansas, King Crimson, Rundgren, Pink Floyd), Metal (Judas Priest, Disturbed), punk (Dead Milkmen, Rise Against, Offspring), Ska (3rd wave: Bosstones, Buck-o-Nine, Aquabats), more than will fit into this box, including Tool, REM, Foo Fighters, Setzer, NIN, Hootie, Beatles, CCR, Cream, Traffic, Mumford, Maroon 5, ZZ Top, etc. Currently digging Wet Leg, Polyphia, Troy, Paralandra and more.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Nordstrand Acinonyx
ESP LTD lined FL(fretless)
Guild Jumbo Junior Acoustic/electric
Dean Edge 4 unlined FL
Traveler Ultra-Light Bass
WildFire bass
Casio CTX3000 (still re-learning keys)

Pod Go, FRFR powered cabinet (Tech21 Power Engine Deuce Deluxe)

Zoom R16, several mics, Logic Pro, Cubase