SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Piano, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I've been playing for years, almost entirely original material. I spent a few years in a great cover band, but decided to return to writing and performing original songs. I cover a lot of territory, but focus mostly on Alternative/Indie and Americana styles.

Think The Jayhawks, Pinegrove, Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Son Volt, Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene - mixed with influences like The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Killers, TTWS - you get the idea. Male or Female voice, I can do some backups. I have an electric upright bass, so can even dial it back to that level if so desired.

An interesting aside - my band 90 North were included in the Spin Magazine CD Sampler in 1993, with our song "Arkman". That was pretty cool! (Note: Song is in the list below)

Reach me at mark AT k2axx dot com

Screen name:
h00tenanny
Member since:
Jan 22 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bassists: Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Mike Watt (Minutemen, Dos, Firehose), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson), Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks), Colin Moulding (XTC), Brian Baker and Steve Hansgen (Minor Threat), Dave Pegg and Ashley Hutchings (Fariport Convention), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Andy Rourke (The Smiths), and too many others to name.

Bands I wouldn't mind being compared to: The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Michael Penn, Ryan Adams, Matthew Sweet, Pinegrove....

I also love sad songs. Sun Kil Moon / Red House Painters / Mark Kozelek. Some songs by Tigers Jaw, Pinegrove, and many more. I also appreciate shoegaze/dreampop and a good deal of early Emo. The lyrics I write tend towards introspection, and many times sadness. It is like a pressure release valve, I suppose.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

1981 Rickenbacker 4001
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
Fender Precision Bass
Schecter C-4
Washburn Force 4 Neck-thru
Stagg Electric Upright Bass
GK MB212-II Primary Amp
1976 Acoustic 136 (for my vintage-y stuff)
Ibanez Promethean P-3110H (300w rehearsal amp)
Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig (Chorus, Octave, SansAmp, Fuzz, Tuner)
EHX Bass Big Muff.

MUSIC