80 Waves
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Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar.

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***SINGING GUITARIST AND BASS PLAYER WANTED***

Singing bass player and guitarist (who can play both lead and rhythm) wanted for Jersey Shore (Monmouth/Ocean) based 80's cover band (with drums, keys, female vocals). This is a permanent lineup situation, so no hired guns, fill-ins, subs, or musicians in multiple bands.

Set list consists of "non-stop" upbeat danceable pop/club tunes, using songs that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or Billboard Hot Dance Club charts during 1980-1989. Genres covered are Dance, Party, Pop and Rock, with emphasis on Dance (think Madonna, Taylor Dayne, Exposé). Arrangements and vocal phrasings are true to original studio recordings, with guitar occasionally covering keyboard/synth part and vice versa.

Lead vocals split equitably among all band members, with girl singer taking 50% of the leads and the guys sharing the rest. This allows for any vocal combination needed.

Must be mature, disciplined and understand the business end of building a brand. Prior cover band experience required. Typical band member is older (45+) with family and steady source of income. Ideal candidate is a team player who has been around the block and understands what works and what doesn’t.

Goal is to play out 2-4 times a month at better quality venues in and around Jersey Shore area. Rehearsals generally one evening a week in Howell, near GSP Exit 91.

This is not another hack shore bar band. Concept is to cater to a dance-focused audience by replicating a "DJ Mix" in a live setting, with little or no stops per set, to get the crowd on the dance floor and keep them there. Sets are purposely structured with seamless transitions between songs with same or close BPM, so nailing the cues is as important as learning the material. This project is not for everybody — please do not respond unless you are totally on board with the song list. See song list at 80waves dot net/bookings.html. Don't worry if you don't recognize some of the songs, women who want to dance will know them, and that's the key to success and better pay. If interested, send email to greg at 80waves dot net with your background, experience and current situation.

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Jersey Shore (Monmouth/Ocean) based 80's oldies band playing "non-stop" upbeat danceable pop/club tunes, and targeting songs that charted high on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or Billboard Hot Dance Club charts during 1980-1989. Genres covered are Dance, Party, Pop and Rock. Songs are true to original recording arrangement.

This is not another hack shore bar band. Concept is to cater to a dance-focused audience by replicating a "DJ Mix" in a live setting, with little or no stops per set, to get the crowd on the dance floor and keep them there.

Read all about it at 80waves dot net --- click on "Book the Band" on top row to see song list

Contact: greg at 80waves dot net

Screen name:
greg484697
Member since:
Jul 18 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
7
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
57 years

Influences

"MTV and Dance Club 80's" --- ADAM ANT ... AFTER the FIRE ... ALISHA ... ANIMOTION ... B-52s ... BANANARAMA ... BANGLES ... BELINDA CARLISLE ... BILLY IDOL ... BLONDIE ... BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ... CURE ... CYNDI LAUPER ... DAVID BOWIE ... DAZZ BAND ... DEAD OR ALIVE ... DEBBIE GIBSON ... DEVO ... EXPOSE ... FLOCK of SEAGULLS ... FREEEZ ... GO-GOs ... GREG KIHN ... GUNS 'N ROSES ... HAROLD FALTERMEYER ... HUEY LEWIS and the NEWS ... HUMAN LEAGUE ... J.GEILS BAND ... JOAN JETT ... JOHN BONGIOVI ... LIPPS, Inc. ... LOVERBOY ...... MADONNA .... MARY JANE GIRLS ... MODERN ENGLISH ... PAT BENATAR ... PRINCE ... RICK ASTLEY ... RICK JAMES ... RICK SPRINGFIELD ... ROBERT PALMER ... ROMANTICS ... SHANNON ... SIMPLE MINDS ... SOFT CELL ... S.O.S. BAND ... STRAY CATS ... TAYLOR DAYNE ... TEARS FOR FEARS ... TECHNOTRONIC ... TEENA MARIE ... TODD RUNDGREN... TOMMY TUTONE ... TONI BASIL ... VAN HALEN ... WANG CHUNG ... WHAM! ... YOUNG MC

Members Of Band

Greg Coben - keyboards and vocals
Tommy Karrick - drums and vocals
Joe Vassallo - bass and vocals
Ed Shim - guitar and vocals
Terry Porcelli - female vocals

EQUIPMENT

n/a

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Celebrate the songs of 1985. . .the year that brought us Back to the Future and Live Aid!
Featuring 80 Waves with special guests Diego Allessandro, Geno & the Jukebox, and Ashley McKinley.
Presented by BelmarArts and NewJerseyStage.

Last scheduled show with the current line-up. Come check out the band. Info and directions at http://www.80waves.net