Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


45 years old, put the axe down for quite sometime, and finally picked it back up . Been back at it for about a year now. Back in the day, metal was my forte and driving force. Predominantly playing rhythm guitar, initially wrote, arranged and basically ran the 3 ring circus all by my lonesome, to the point it became more a job than it was fun.

After all, didn't MOST of us get ourselves wrapped up in this "business" for the enjoyment & comradery associated with playing an instrument?

Recently sat in for 2 songs with my drumming brothers rock n roll cover band, at a local watering hole, and found myself itching to get back to it.

Preferably, I'd like to write, arrange and colorabate with like-minded individuals, in the vein of what was known at one time to be "thrash" metal, with a touch of, what was considered to be "groove" metal splashed around the semi-rough edges.. Something different, yet reminiscent of the old school formula.

Make any sense, whatsoever?

I'd also be open to putting together (or walking into) some type of hard-edged cover band that would bring back the "ostracised" from most nightclub rooms, one-hit-wonder type songs, and putting a little "slam" into them. . . Call me crazy

Metal's in my blood, although back when, even classic rock/harder-edged pop (with a slam) cover bands found me of some value to their outfit.

I want back in

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Member since:
Apr 05 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Band-wise: The BIG four (Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth), Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, Maiden.. then onto: AIC, AC/DC, Soundgarden, Buckcherry, Five Finger, Pantera etc..

Guitarists: Malcolm Young (no, not Angus), The ALMIGHTY Zakk Wylde, Stevie Ray Vaughn - but wouldn't/couldn't touch him with a 10 foot pole, James Hetfield, EVH, Alex Skolnick

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


Very modest, due to finance. Fender Stratocaster, Line 6 Spider IV 30 Combo