Eric Scott Barnes
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.

ABOUT

My phone is 484.941.4577 if you want to call or text me directly. Bass is my strongest instrument and I tend to play that (and handle a fair amount of vocals) in bands. I also play guitar (acoustic and electric) as well as piano and keyboards.

I have played in a variety of local bands and enjoy connecting with other musicians. I enjoy gigging as well as working in a studio environment. I like originals projects as well.

I try to keep things light hearted and easy going. I vastly enjoy connecting with talented musicians for the prospect of playing some very good music together.

My ideal situation is to put together a project with a small group of highly talented, but very local musicians. In my experience it just makes it too hard to get together for practices when people are spread out all over the place (it also virtually eliminates practices during the week at night.). However, I am open to anything that seems to work.

Screen name:
Eric Scott Barnes
Member since:
May 23 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Way too many to list here! I like most classic rock, progressive rock, alternative, classical, or jazz. I am not as much into rap or country (but like some stuff there is well like Kanye West, Oliver Tree, or Lyle Lovett). I love acoustic music and also avant-garde types of things.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

This is constantly changing, but I am a firm believer in having good equipment. I have a few basses (two upper end Ibanez as I like the fret boards/playabilty/lack of weight and solid tone better than my old Rick, Fender, or Steinberger basses. But, I had to re-wire the active electronics), guitars (a beautiful American strat that is all stock and a Takemine acoustic-electric) and keyboards (a 49 key Kong synth and an 88 key Casio fully weighted electric piano) and have a small basement studio at home with an overly expensive and massively underused electronic drum kit. My current amp set up for bass is a 500 watt Fender Rumble combo with 2 10” speakers for mid-range and a Markbass 12” extension cab. The drum kit is a Roland T-30 which I expanded upon with various extra triggers.

I have at least ten mics (used for different purposes ranging from drop in front cabinet mics to various vocal mics. I also have some mid range but very good condenser vocal mics for recording) and a crapload of pedals as well as multi-effects units. I don’t know how or why I have so much stuff, but I guess I am sort of a gear junkie!

I run Studio One as my DAW and find it much more user friendly than Logic.

MUSIC