SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, DJ, Electronic Music.
I have been slowly coming around as a bass player. I love making music and my dream is to someday play on a stage with a band behind me. Pre-COVID quarantine, I was playing bass about twice a month for a praise band at church. I've also done seven community theatre musicals for what it's worth. I've released three solo albums since 2012 and I'm ready to take the giant step to booking gigs. I did appear on Jimmy Fallon in June 2020, albeit in his "Do Not Listen at Home" segment ... guess that makes me not just famous but INfamous. My first gig was performing at the gazebo in Elmwood, IL in 2018 during Spoon River - more like karaoke to my own songs - but I did have about 10 people watching.
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- Jun 06 2020
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- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
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- 2-3 nights a week
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My earliest memories all involve Paul McCartney & Wings music so that plays a huge influence in my musical style and taste.
And yes, I began air-guitaring left-handed as a result and it's stuck. My dad liked all kinds of music and that influenced me heavily. As a result, my music has a bit of country, classic rock, prog rock, some electronica, a lot of 70s and 80s, and some funk. Other significant musical influences are the Doors, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, and the Digital Underground. Someone once as me to describe my genre and I said, "imagine if, at his peak in the 80s, Weird Al tried to do a serious album. It would have all kinds of styles and you would never quite know whether to laugh or take him for real." That's kind of how I am with my music. Most of my songs tend to be about heartbreak and loss but with a catchy beat.
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Left-handed bass, accoustic and electric guitars. Alesis drum kit. 88-key midi-keyboard. High-end gaming computer to run Ableton Suite and Native Instruments Komplete 12. Zoom R16 8-track interface. Small guitar pedal with multi effects. Two larger speakers that have been used as a PA system. Traktor S2 and Maschine MK3. The ratio of equipment to talent is pretty high!
Quit Bugging Me
Quit Bugging Me Track number: 4 Year: 2020 Album: Empty Shell Genre: Electronic
One of the songs from my latest album.
Since You've Been Gone
Since You've Been Gone Track number: 10 Year: 2020 Album: Empty Shell Genre: Pop
Another track from my latest album. I played bass, drums, and both guitars on it. The synths were midi-programmed.
Sleeping with Your Memory Tonight
Sleeping with Your Memory Tonight Track number: 6 Year: 2017 Album: Homeless Kitty Genre: Country
Showing off my country-music influences. All the music on music on this song are from various samples.
Thirty-Ten Track number: 4 Year: 2017 Album: Homeless Kitty Genre: Pop
I performed this at Rotary awards show and it got lots of laughs. All the music on this track are from samples.
Leaving Ohio Track number: 4 Year: 2012 Album: Tragedy Down Under Genre: Classic Rock
A cut from my first album. I played all the instruments on it (bass, guitar, drums, keys). I've learned a lot since then in terms of mixing and playing but it's still among the lyrics I'm most proud of.
Loneliness Track number: 3 Year: 2012 Album: Tragedy Down Under Genre: Pop
The first solo song I recorded back in 2004 (it took eight years to finish the rest of the first album!). I'm still proud of the guitar solo I played on it. The keyboard beats are from an 80s keyboard ... hence the vintage sound.