FreewheelersCelloBand
CONTACT

SEEKING

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, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

The Freewheelers Cello Band is today's most interesting music to listen to: country, blues, rock, jazz, classical, soul, funk, latin, reggae, and psychedelic; Ilene McHolland utilizes her 6-string electric NS Design cello with all kinds of sound effects, making this an outstanding experience!

Screen name:
FreewheelersCelloBand
Member since:
Nov 12 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

From Allman Brothers to Zappa, and everything in between.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

NS Design 6 string cello; Fishman 100W amp; FX board; Shure SM57 + stand; Warwick Streamer pro; Acoustic 60W amp; Drum kit. Monitors. Fans if outside in summer.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

The long work week is over, and what better place to go to then the Waterman Brewery, in Elk Grove! With some great beers on tap, happy hour, and interesting music to listen to: country, blues, rock, jazz, classical, soul, funk, latin, reggae, and psychedelic; Ilene McHolland utilizes her 6-string electric NS Design cello with all kinds of sound effects, making this an outstanding experience!

One of the most interesting bands in the current day blues/rock scene are the Freewheelers Cello Band. Like the name already mentions, they play blues with a cello, not just a cello like other bands use, but a 6 string NS Design electric cello, played by one of Nashville's foremost players, Ilene McHolland. After performing on numerous country cd's she went touring in Europe, met Dutch bass player Bas Vossen, and together they first toured the EU, after which they went to live in the US, performing everywhere on the West Coast. Currently, the band is having a break from touring, with only a few scarce gigs to play, so the focus can be more on the production side. Contact: basvox@gmail.com