SEEKING

Vocalist, Drums.

ABOUT

57, serious about playing well and having fun doing it. no patience for ego, chemical recreation, complacency, or the non motivated. i prefer long sets, short breaks, three nights without repeating a song, and i renounce my share of groupies, please feel free to divide them amongst yourselves. you can reach me, fre at thefunkyarddogs dot com (as in frethefunkyarddogs)

Since moving to Saint Augustine I've played with“Spanky the Band”2004; from 2005 to 2008 as keyboardist/guitarist for north floridas’ “Cheshire Cats”. Most recently involved with the southern funk band (think Little Feat) “The Funkyard Dogs as lead guitarist and "Danger Mouse” on both keys and guitar with former band-mates from the aforementioned to create a seriously kicking top forty beast and just because I hate sitting still….. i also host the sunday acoustic open mic at Mardi Gras in St Aug (yes, on sundays) and at Trade Winds on the fourth and fifth Thursdays of the month, and can also be found acoustically throughout saint augustine in either solo or duo mode.

Screen name:
fre
Member since:
Oct 05 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

the beatles! far behind the beatles - all four of them.... gentle giant, little feat, peter gabriel, dave navarro, steve hackett, allan holdsworth, eddie jobson, keith emerson, steve porcaro, jaco pastorious, miroslav vitous, return to forever, genesis (until hacket left), ambrosia, train, toto, styx, dylan and about a hundred and seventy-three others to one degree or another.

Instrument experience:

Other:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

ever changing as i go through monthly "upgrades", but these are constants:

guitar - an Framus Earl Slick Artist, a vox prototype series 77, a giannini craviola solid body electric' a DBZ Imperial, a breedlove acoustic/electric, a REAL (no GC) Mitchell all solid acoustic/electric, a bizarly modified strat, a not bizarly modified (i.e. stock) strat, as well as a '83 Mesa Boogie Mark IIc, Giannini all tube Classic 10and misc foot stompies.

keys - korg sv1 88, roland fa-06, korg triton extreme 88, alesis qs7.1, kawai k4, korg wavestation sr, yamaha tg-33, various behringer rack devices, mixers and powered cabinets.

bass - Cort Curbo, Strinberg, and matching pair of currently under construction fretted and fretless basses as well as a double neck fretted/fretless.