SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Other Percussion, Violin, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello, Harp.

ABOUT

Experienced singer and film composer looking to form a folk/world group with a darker sound. Like Heilung, but with a Latin and American indigenous influence. I have found some awesome players, but am having trouble getting people to commit as all the good players are in multiple bands! Definitely looking for a hand percussionist and a bassist or someone who likes playing low drone sounds on electronic devices.

Due to work and life, I am mainly available to rehearse on weekends.

Bit more about me: I also play some ethnic flutes and am learning Tuvan throat singing. My day job is composer's assistant; I mix songs and manage a recording studio. I've played in rock bands for many years and a capella groups prior to that. Really want to form a band that can record some cool stuff, make some be videos (surprisingly important) and do some local gigs.

Screen name:
EricSantiestevan
Member since:
Aug 22 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Saodaj', Heilung, Wardruna, Kaleema, Lulacruza, Chancha via Circuito, Alash, Altai Kai, Faun, continuous random weird things on Spotify (e.g. Emptyset).

"older" influences, aka bands I'll always love: oh you know, Led Zep, Beatles, NIN, Depeche Mode, Jane's Addiction, Jeff Buckley, Oingo Boingo. But I don't consider them influences per se, since everyone lists that kind of stuff.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Home: Kazakh dombra, baritone uke, uke, Taylor C310, A&H MixWizard, Behringer Eurolive wedges and a subwoofer, shakuhachi, NAF style bass flute, various other wooden flutes and frame drums.

Studio: 7.1.4 Mix Room with Pro Tools HD 2019, Waves, Izotope, s3, etc; Control Room with 32 input Audient Board, Live Room with U87s, Warm Audio Mics, Røde Mics, amps, drum kits. And so on. A full professional recording studio.

MUSIC