frankierat
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other.

ABOUT

been playing all of my life. got tired of the nyc scene and touring seasonally. played atlantic city for about 4 years in the casinos as a lounge act and opening for national acts in the main rooms.

for the last eight years i've been playing in a 7-piece band, and i'm tired of that. great guys, good friends, but it's too much of a hassle considering 7 schedules. what i'm looking for is a slam trio (or four-piece, max) to do either covers, originals or both. bass, drums, guitar (maybe keys?) i have to say it up front: i don't play gigs for free or for "exposure." not anymore. i play to enjoy myself and to enjoy time on stage with other musicians. and i play for money. i like daring song selections and writing. i don't like egos, but i like strong personalities that are passionate about music.

Screen name:
frankierat
Member since:
Dec 03 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed

Influences

big band, crooners, fusion, funk, motown, classic rock, jazz, cuban jazz and assorted latin styles, REAL ALTERNATIVE (not the sh*t on the radio today), some jam. i really listen to a lot of different stuff. shouldn't everyone?

ray charles
sonny boy williamson
tommy and jimmy dorsey
the beatles
derek and the dominos
chicago
the talking heads
led zepplin
the police
the ramones
eddie palmieri
the buena vista social club
the spanish harlem orchestra
jane's addiction
primus

EQUIPMENT

all the drummer you can handle. just kidding. no, seriously, i'm awesome.

just a trap kit. you know what they say about "less"......