Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Trombone, Clarinet.


I'm currently in the studio recording old standards dating back 50 to 100 years ago, primarily big-band versions by guys like Sinatra, Cole, Martin, Mathis, Darin, Jack Jones, Andy Williams, etc., and also old classic country & pop, guys like Hank Williams, Ray Price, Johnny Rivers, Jim Reeves, Elvis. Recorded about 100 songs so far. I've uploaded some here. Note: they are not mastered yet. The accompaniments are the best I can find/buy. Prior to the 2020 virus crud, I was busy entertaining older folks east of the Rockies in Wyoming and Colorado. My thoughts are with them. Back prior in Illinois, I fronted an 18 piece swing band before my moving to Wyoming for work. Unfortunately there are no local Swing/Big Bands, so I keep a lookout for anybody local who desires a lead singer. If ever there's an interest, please feel free to write. I can be reached through Bandmix. Thanks.

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Member since:
May 28 2010
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Beatles, Neil Young, Richard Strauss, Hendrix, Joplin, Frank Black, Doors, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Moody Blues, Monkees (Michael Nesmith), Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, ELO, Floyd, Tool, B52's, Soul Coughing (Doughty), Sublime. For my swing/big band/older music influences: Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Elvis, Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Jack Jones, lots more. Greatest Impact?: Kurt Weill (composer), Jimmy Van Heusen (composer), Danny O'Keefe (singer) and Gato Barbieri (if I could take one album on a deserted island, it would be the "Last Tango in Paris" soundtrack).

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Beyerdynamic and Shure mics; Hughes-Kettner, Behringer and Hartke amps/monitors; Mackie Mixers; Takamine, Ibenez and Big Hollow guitars & Fender bass (for composing music, not performing); Kimball piano, Roland Disclab and Zoom recorder, Sennheiser IEM, ADJ Mega Hex Par lighting.