ForgerontheBeat
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

My name is Jon Forgeron, and I am a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer from the suburbs of Chicago. I have been inclined to appreciate music for as long as I can remember, and I picked up the sticks and started drumming when I was nine years old. Right before high school, I started strumming out some power chords on my Dad's acoustic and wrote my first song in the summer of 2014. When high school began, I picked up the keyboard, and my songwriting kicked up a notch as a result. I began to work on a batch of songs, one of which I ended up recording, and the others are saved on an old computer somewhere... who's to say I won't pull them out and polish them? Later in my high school career, I began drumming for a few local bands and ended up playing roughly ten shows in Chicagoland bars. At this point, I was hard at work on my debut album (which I am currently in the process of rewriting), and I started a band to help realize the said album. Unfortunately, it didn't work out, and we went our separate ways after playing one show. After we broke up, I began to record the songs myself, sharpening my production skills in the process.

As of this moment, I am at a very exciting point in my career. I am enrolling in College of Dupage to earn an Audio Production Certificate, rewriting my solo album from scratch, and assuming the lead vocalist position of a progressive metal band called Paradygm! We are currently seeking a guitarist and a keyboardist that knows how to write music, respectively. Our influences include The Contortionist, Animals as Leaders, Between the Buried and Me, Cynic, Periphery, Meshuggah, Liturgy, Devin Townsend, and anything we can feast our ears upon. We practice in Willowbrook, IL, in a spacious basement rehearsal room, and our lineup includes a vocalist (myself), a drummer, a guitarist, and a bassist. If you are at all interested, please don't hesitate to contact me at ( 3 3 1 ) 3 1 5 5 1 0 0, or [forgeron the beat (at) g mail dot com] so we can set up an audition.

I truly believe that the power of organized sound is enough to change the planet, and I hope that my contributions to the music of this world can make an impact, no matter how small. I'm only at the beginning of my journey, and I came to BandMix to collaborate with musicians that truly appreciate the art form as much as I do. If you want to jam, I'm always down to set something up, so don't be afraid to shoot me a text or email. Thanks for reading this long-winded rant, and I hope to jam with you soon!

Screen name:
ForgerontheBeat
Member since:
May 01 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Deftones, Radiohead, Meshuggah, Hum, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Slipknot, KoRn, Pantera, Tool, A Perfect Circle, My Ticket Home, Chevelle, Megadeth, Kendrick Lamar, John Coltrane, Pink Floyd, Mobb Deep, Helmet, Rage Against The Machine, The Contortionist, Alice In Chains, Liturgy, Weyes Blood, The Beatles, Knocked Loose, The Beach Boys, Metallica, Duke Ellington, Ras Kass, A Tribe Called Quest, Smashing Pumpkins, Chon, Quicksand, Cynic, Darke Complex, Opeth, Code Orange, Animosity, Black Sabbath, Blood Youth, Breaking Benjamin, Glassjaw, Bullet For My Valentine, Cane Hill, Car Bomb, Cocteau Twins, Converge, Polyphia, Dream Theater, Jane's Addiction, Joji, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Dizzy Gillepsie, Igor Stravinsky, Massive Attack, Mastodon, My Bloody Valentine, Northlane, Palms, Ocean Grove, Poppy, Gojira, Porcupine Tree, Queen, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys, Jonathan Davis, Flaw, Staind, Counterparts, Animals As Leaders, Red, Serj Tankian, Cryptopsy, 2Pac, Aretha Franklin, Cold, TrustCompany, Dr. Dre, Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Steven Wilson, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The D.O.C., Papa Roach, Johnny Cash, Kanye West, Reveille, Vein, VCTMS, Johann Sebastian Bach, Slayer, Napalm Death, Nirvana, Neurosis, Damageplan, Lokella, The Who, Mac Miller, Nothingface, Scars On Broadway, Sianvar, Rest Repose, Jimi Hendrix, Taproot, Eminem, Daughters, Motorhead, Islander, Shpongle, Ari Hoenig, Incubus, Miss May I, Uboa, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sevendust, Janus, Aphex Twin, Immortal Technique, Silent Planet, Faith No More, Wage War, Spite, Of Mice And Men, Earshot, Sworn In, Miles Davis, Soundgarden, Suicide Silence, Thom Yorke, N.W.A., Soulfly, Emarosa, Mudvayne, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, David Bowie, Nas, The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Cure, Vincente Void, and much more

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate
DJ:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Aria Pro II ZZ Deluxe, Samson Graphite 49 MIDI controller, TASCAM 2488 Mixer, Drive CD200, Dean Vendetta 7-string, Presonus Eris studio monitors, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, AKG K52 headphones, BOSS Micro BR80, MXL 990 condenser microphone, EV dynamic microphone, a laptop with Reaper and Pro Tools First, parts of an old Ludwig drum set (hoping to purchase a new one soon), and an assortment of cables, stands, picks, wires, and VST plugins