garykibler
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

A lifelong musician, I learned piano and guitar at an early age. Extensive gigging in professional bands in my teens and 20s but gave it all up for family life in my 30s. Now in middle-age (ok, maybe it's closer to post-middle-age) I still enjoy getting together with like-minded musicians to form a band, nothing overly-serious, but wouldn't mind the occasional performing gig. My last band was while living in the UK, 3 years ago with some coworkers of mine at the BBC, we played at several BBC-sponsored events and had a blast. I've actually done some game and film soundtrack work as well, though this admittedly has very little to do with my guitar-oriented playing I do in a band environment. Check it out if you like at garykibler dot com.

Screen name:
garykibler
Member since:
Jan 17 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Heavily influenced by 60's British blues invasion as a young guitarist: Early Stones, Animals, Yardbirds, Kinks, Beatles, Clapton, et al. As I matured I gravitated towards more American-bred rock/blues such as Dylan (early electric stuff especially), the Band, Allman Bros., Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and general classic rock founded in blues and early R&B still tics my box.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Harmonica:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I've acquired over the years a fairly large collection of guitars (over 25) - Several Strats, my go-to favorite is still my butterscotch Tele, two Les Pauls (a burst and a goldtop), Martins, Gibsons, many acoustics, a '64 Rickenbacker 12-string, a sunburst '61 Gibson 330, a red 335, a 1970 SG Special, a Danelectro I use for slide-playing ala J. Page. As for amps: a 50-watt Marshall halfstack, an original Fender tweed Blues Deluxe, a 4x10 Peavey Delta Blues, and smaller Vox and Line 6 combo amps.

MUSIC