gdemkow
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Currently looking for a male or female lead vocalist/front-person and/or a bass player for a band (new startup but will move very fast!!!). Open to a variety of music but mainly in the rock, classic rock, prog, alternative areas. Have practice space (Middletown area or possibly Howell area), multiple PA setups, pro equipment, seasoned pros on all instruments (drums, lead guitar, and rhythm guitar/keys...collectively have played THOUSANDS of gigs).

NOTE: The rest of this profile is my personal one, not for the band!

I live in the Howell/Jackson area. Work up in Wall area. I am pretty easy going, but have a drive to play, am dedicated, and like to move VERY fast. No ego. No drugs, no smoke, a couple of beers while I play is great.

I started guitar when I was about 12. I had a music background before guitar - trumpet, trombone, baritone, have taken several years of music theory classes (although I probably have forgotten more than I remember by this point). I switched over to bass in my late teens/early 20's. I am very solid, good grove, and can attack some fairly involved bass lines, but not flashy and I don't need to be in the spotlight. I also can play keys. Definitely more Geddy type stuff, but I played Bohemian Rhapsody on piano in my last band. I am fine with being a straight ahead bass player, but if you wanted a utility person I can play that role too (maybe even as a rhythm guitarist/keyboardist).

gdemkow at gee male

Screen name:
gdemkow
Member since:
Jul 03 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I guess the easiest way to get this across is just a list...Rush, Yes, Brother Cane, Fuel, Steve Morse, Alice in Chains, Zappa, Classical (Mozart and Vivaldi especially), Zep, Floyd, Tull, Seal, The Pretenders, Queensryche, Jellyfish, The The, Queen, etc., etc., etc. I could go on for quite a while. I guess the main point is that my musical tastes are pretty diverse. I like what I like regardless of what genre it gets stuffed into. So I am flexible. But my favorite genres are Prog Rock, Classic Rock (roughly mid 70's and on), Hard Rock and Mainstream Rock.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Bass: Fender Jazz (Geddy Lee signature), two Line 6 Variax 500 basses, Ibanez BTB 5 string (active), Steinberger Spirit XZ-25 5 string (passive), etc. Main rig is a MarkBass CMD 151 Jeff Berlin combo with an extension cab. I also have GK MB2 500, GK 800, and GK 400 heads and Hartke 4200 (Pro series), & Hartke 2200 (Pro series) cabs.

Guitar: A '79 Les Paul, Line 6 JTV-59, Line 6 JTV-69, 2 Floyd Rose DST1 (black and red), '85 Ovation acoustic (with built-in pickup). Marshall Code 50, Peavey Classic 30, Peavey Studio Pro 112 combo, etc. Line 6 Helix, POD HD500X, TC Electronic Nova System, tons of individual pedals.

Keys: Yamaha MODX7, Roland Juno-DS61, Roland D-550 (rack mount D-50), Keith McMillan 12 Step MIDI pedals, Fatar/Studiologic MP-113 MIDI pedals.

PA: Mackie DL1608, two QSC K-12 tops (plus several more single/dual tops), Harbinger 18" subs.

And tons of other items that didn't make the list.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Avon, NJ

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Freehold, NJ

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Farmingdale, NJ

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Avon, NJ

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Wall, NJ

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