FreyaD
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Hey! I'm a singer, guitarist, and percussionist looking for people to collaborate and make music with. I write some of my own stuff and also play covers.

Are you looking for a singer who's into sonic experimentation and fluidity between genres? If so, we should be in touch.

I'm open to many genres (see influences below for some ideas - though I like even more than is listed there). I've been playing guitar for 25 years and have been singing all my life. I was originally trained in West African drumming...now I mostly improvise with percussion.

Mostly I'd like to be singing on stage again eventually (and/or recording). I'm open to playing my instruments, too, depending on the situation.

DISCLAIMERS, ETC:
**Please have samples on your page or ready to send if you contact me!***
-FYI, I will not record vocals on tracks for your music. I've been ripped off this way and don't do it anymore. Collaborative efforts with the intention of working together long-term and performing only, please.

Genres of interest for vocals: Most anything (no vocal fry screaming plz)- rock, hard rock, jazz, funk, indie, acoustic, experimental, dreamy, alternative, Latin (canto en español), soul, R&B

Genres of interest in drumming: All world music, Latin, hip hop, funk, soul

If you're curious, just contact me. My musical interests are vast and you never know.

Screen name:
FreyaD
Member since:
Apr 02 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

First! 3 All-time favorite artists/bands: Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Erykah Badu

Now I'll try to be brief, but have to list many genres:

Rock/Metal:
PJ Harvey | The Runaways | Radiohead | King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Ween | Melvins | Nirvana | Tool | Pelican | 90's Smashing Pumpkins | White Stripes | All the best classic rock | Old-school metal like Metallica and Pantera

Dreamy/Theatrical music: Kate Bush | Cocteau Twins | The Cure (can they be genre'd?)| Bjork

Hip Hop/Soul: Erykah Badu | Missy Elliott | D'Angelo | Emily King | Yasiin Bey | Blackalicious

The Fonk: Funkadelic and all George Clinton projects | Cymande | Gap Band | Ohio Players

Indie:
Courtney Barnett | This is the Kit | Kevin Morby | Elliott Smith

Latin (types, not artists): Classic Salsa | Cumbia | Bachata |Bossa Nova

Classic/Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald | Nina Simone | Etta James | Sun Ra | Dorothy Ashby

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic guitar, electric guitar (needs repair, though)
Drums: cajon, djembe, darbuka

MUSIC