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Here's what I do well and want to do in a band that plays mostly-danceable covers of classic rock, R&B, soul, funk, country, and some of their modern incarnations:

- I sing songs written for rock-tenor voices in a way that people consider pleasingly close to the original - while still being able to do my own thing when it feels right. Not musically trained, I have a very good ear, and I'm a skilled mimic and vocal learner.

[By the way, how is Soul not a category I can choose from??]

- I dance like nobody's business. The audience gets up and dances, especially when they hear us killing a song they recognize - which is why I love doing covers.

- I use my business, marketing, negotiation, and even legal skills in the furtherance of the cause.

I love it when people recognize a song that's been imprinted on their neural pathways for decades, and since their fondly remembered youth, because YOU, the musicians, are kicking its ass right off the start, and because they recognize the original singer in my version. Either way, they know they're in for a good time, and they rush the dance floor.

I'm a professional (published) writer and editor of all sorts of genres and styles, but I don't currently write poetry or song lyrics. That may be a dormant dwarf-giant.

Finally, I was recently told by the scheduler of a popular Boulder bar (who has been exposed to my singing for better and worse for over two years) that if I got together a band, we'd have a regular booking there.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 24 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


In approximate order of occurrence:

2. A German mother who loved good music, sang well and a lot, and taught me to dance the Bump, Hustle, and Waltz as a six-year-old.
3. Elvis - his voice and his moves.
4. (a) Robin Williams (see also Tourette's)
(b) Disco
5. Steve Martin
6. Roy Orbison
Jerry Lee Lewis
Chuck Berry
7. Mick Jagger
Buddy Holly
8. Tom Petty
Bruce Springsteen
9. The Hollies' Long Cool Woman
10. John Fogarty/CCR
11. Dion & the Belmonts
12. Tom Jones
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Dean Martin
15. Bob Seger
16. Monty Python
17. Van Morrison
18. Jim Morrison
19. Colorado, Morrison
20. James Brown
21. Ray Charles
22. The Temptations
23. Four Tops (Levi Stubbs, lead)
24. Otis Redding
25. Sam Cooke
26. Wilson Pickett
27. Amy Winehouse
28. Marvin Gaye
29. Tracy Chapman

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:


Wiring among them
Happy to get my own (wireless, maybe even hands-free) mic and monitor