FastFred
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

.. a dude...married...gainfully employed...with reliable transportation.
I may 1 to 2 beers from 9pm to 2 am time period and I stopped smoking pot
a few years ago.
I like you have been in this for a long time.


How do I play?
Hard to get a personal perspective.
Some nights I think I am the greatest and other nights...not.
Part of the artist challenge..I guess.

Strengths
I pound the boards very hard and probably excessively.
I pride myself on providing a curtain of chords to back up the band.
I feel I can make a band sound big.
I feel I am creative and clever in my approach and my animated style
at a gig usually solicits a few comments.

Weaknesses....
Impatience in my soloing...issuing the burn too soon.
Eternally searching for the real horn tone.
I may have a tendency to rush the beat when I get excited.
Another weakness is my tendency to talk about my weaknesses.
A lot of players keep it to themselves.

btw.....
I am a bit of a Door's specialist and have a side gig
with a thing called Summer of Love.

I have played the Warrior games, with Quicksilver Messenger, Eddie Money, and Missing Persons.
Feel free to visit my demo site... .fredvierra

Screen name:
FastFred
Member since:
Dec 02 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Doors...60's big psychedelic sound..Elvis Costello...Eagles...KT Tunstall...

If it sounds good...then I like it

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

My approach to my rig is ...
An old school Ultimate Support Stand (not the single post)
A Korg CX3 for the big old Hammond B3 sound
A midi trigger board connected to a Roland Fantom XR for piano, strings,
horns, and weird noises.
I use a Mackie mixer on my stand to allow me to fiddle with tone and EQ and effects
throughout the nite.
I also connect a laptop to allow me to fiddle with the synth, refer to a large collection
of chord cheets, produce sound effects, and to provide between break music.
My AMP situation changes but basically a 200 watt approach with attention paid
to representation from 10 Hz up to 16kHz.
I like to drive my sound on stage with my amp but send a separate signal to the PA to
play the room with the superior frequency represenation that it offers.

I have recently added the Roland Vocal Processor and it is an unbelievable unit. I can offer a choral style harmony that is pretty convincing.