Henry D
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet.

ABOUT

HenryDNola

Singer songwriter with a unique confluence of genres. Blues and rock singer with RnB soul. Strong voice in the baritone and very strong falsetto. I do songs sometimes where ive written some rap verses but my subjects are usually serious and emotionally driven and emotionally honest. I have a clear positive message and a biography that i share in my music. I lean heavily on life experiences in my writing. Definitely have included my faith in lyrics but could tone it down for inclusivity in future song writing.

Looking for a talented guitarist and/or pianist to pair up with as a first step so we can do small acoustic gigs that include covers and originals, with the sets arranged in a way that not only entertains the listener but tells a story and provides a platform for the message in the originals to come across. Have worked in toastmasters to improve public speaking and have a confident stage presence.

Would ultimately like to put a whole band together to include the more rock elements and do bigger gigs.

This is not bar music. This is more serious and i see festivals as a more likely venue for the band. Small restaurants, coffee shops and smaller events for the acoustic set.
Even though i play acoustic guitar, i do not want to focus on that primarily. I want to have a standalone guitarist that can allow me to focus on the vocal and crowd engagement more. I think its likely i will play in some songs but less than i do now. If you can rock to some heavy stuff on electric and are very strong on the acoustic that you really should reach out to me.

For a pianist if you have any interest whatsoever please contact me. I desperately need you for composition, and home recording as well as for acoustic sets AND for the band. It would be very helpful if you have experience in sampling to be able use midi interfaces to broaden the sound capability but that if you dont, thats totally ok. Honestly i need a soulful piano player bad.
For rhythm section, the bassist will need to have some RnB and hip hop groove and be able to jump into rock.

Drummer would great if he or she would be willing to provide acoustic percussion such as cajons, maraccas shakers etc for acoustic sets, but again. Not necessary. We can get by with just me and a guitarist and pianist for those.

If you have a problem with Christianity in general terms than move on. My faith is inseparable from my identity and even if not necessarily always directly, it is definitely an important piece of my message and in most of my songs I've already written either directly or indirectly reference that. Again, I can tone it down for future songs to be inclusive for the listener. I have strong inclinations against politics being grafted onto religion and am in no way an evangelical(listen to miracle in my audio). I am politically moderate, but am very uncomfortable with extremism. I identify more with progressives but have some fairly strong conservative views about certain things. I do not wish to make highly political music. I only shared that here so that you know I'm not some wingnut . My music is for the soul, not to arrogantly tell people how to vote. Social subjects such as racism, how we behave with our faith, poverty, addiction, family, violence, bullying etc are approached from a personal standpoint and often include a clarion a call in my writing.

I'm ready to do this NOW. Join me if you wanna do big things.

Music that is attached are just demos I make in FL studio as I learn how to record at home. I am the sole musician behind those tracks. Don't take them too seriously it's just experimental.

For cover bands looking for a singer, feel free to contact me and depending on the level of commitment I might be willing to make some extra cash for expanding my gear.

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Please reach out to me, it can't hurt.

Screen name:
Henry D
Member since:
Jan 25 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Chevelle, John Mayer, Eagles, Michael Jackson, Yellowjackets, Esperanza Spaulding, Boyz II men, Pentatonix, Skrillex, Zhu, Odesza, Calvin Harris, Timbaland, Tupac, Kenny Lattimore, Dakota Moon, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters, Babyface, Blackstreet and Teddy Riley, Evanescance, Shinedown, Three Days Grace sheesh I don't have time to tell you all my influences lol...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Taylor 324c/e, Yamaha FG830 with Fishman Matrix pickup, Alvarez AD4104c, Fishman Loudbox Performer Mahogany Limited Edition Acoustic Mahogany, Behringer Xair18 mixer, Rode NTK mic, AKG c451b/s pair of mini condenser mics. The stuff I have is for my recording, I don't have any PA or good stage mics or anything like that.

MUSIC