Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello.


I’ve been singing for about 20 years, but have really gotten serious about it in just the last 5 years. I performed in an acoustic duo in the past, but more recently began fronting bands including Triple Shot and Blues Deluxe before forming my own band Shakedown in 2013. My current band, Shakedown has recently lost several members for various reasons, and I am looking to rebuild the band with some new members who are committed to rehearsing and gigging weekly at a minimum. We have operated as a 4-6 piece band in the past depending on venue, but I would like to take this opportunity to create the band I have always wanted and am auditioning for all positions. I would like have at minimum, guitar, bass, drums, sax and keys, and I am looking for people who can sing. What I really want is a big band with a big, retro R&B/Soul and Blues feel, but focusing on high energy, somewhat edgy, highly emotive music, with rich harmonies and background vocals. I am also open to joining a new band with others. I am always looking for new people to network and play with and I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate on and perform original material.

I’d like to get an Acoustic duo or small group going as well, ideally an acoustic guitar, a male and a female vocalist, a bass and possible a djembe and a cellist. This project would focus more on singer-songwriter material with some pop, blues, alt-country and roots rock.

I have a big voice with a large range and I typically do Blues/Soul/R&B covers but I can also sing Country, Pop, Rock, Jazz or Classic Rock as well. I'd also like to work on original music. I'm also available for studio work. You can contact me at g_harrod at msn/dot/com.

Screen name:
Gayle Harrod
Member since:
Dec 14 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


I listen to a wide range of music from various genres but what really moves me is Soul, Blues & R&B. My major influences are: Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Tedeschi, Ray Charles, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, Janice Joplin, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Eva Cassidy, Betty Lavette, The Temptations, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Beth Hart, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, BB King, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter…So many.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Alto:
Vocalist - Soprano:
Background Singer:
Other Percussion:


Peavy powered mixer, 2 JBL main speakers, 2 Peavy monitors, 1 PRO monitor, 2 Telelock speaker stands, 1 Chaucer DJ 4Bar light bank with stand, Shure 58 mic, mic stand, music stand and cables.