HunterBaker
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Cello, Electronic Music, Harp.

ABOUT

I am looking for a band in the Denton area that needs a bass player. I can also play the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and piano equally as effective if people are in need of those. Most people are looking for a bass player, so this is usually my first area of focus. I can sing well within a low baritone range to some of the tenor 2 range, so I can potentially sing lead or backup vocals depending on the song and whether the vocalist sings especially high. Tenor 1 range might be more difficult for me, but it depends on the specific vocalist I'm trying to cover.

I have been studying voice at University of North Texas, so I understand how the voice works and how to improve it. Although my studies have focused only on classical music and choir, I have a great interest in all vocal styles and genres. I have focused on the techniques for many genres in my own time. I do this for bass, guitar, and piano as well. I greatly enjoy the art of improvisation.

Screen name:
HunterBaker
Member since:
Jun 11 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
11
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I grew up with rock and classic metal up through the early 90s, and I played bass in my school's jazz band for 6 years; however, I actively enjoy every genre at this point since I've been at University of North Texas. I enjoy:

Rock, classic metal, modern de-tuned metal and djent metal, punk, blues, funk, R&B, jazz, the multiple classical eras, indie, electronic dance music, hip hop, singer-songwriters with a focus on acoustic guitar or prominent voice, melody driven pop music, electro-pop, country (excluding maybe "bro country"), bluegrass, Celtic (Mary McLaughlin or Celtic Woman), video game soundtracks, movie soundtracks, anime soundtracks, choir, and any unique worldly music that I can find (although it can be difficult to find music from another culture due to language barriers).

I really enjoy what each genre has to offer, and I would be willing to learn just about anything to experiment with it in a band environment, especially if improvisation or extended playing is involved.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Violin:
Beginner
Fiddle:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

BASS: I have a 5 string Ibanez electric fretless bass with a Peavey bass amp that should do the trick in most situations. If the band needs to go louder, then I have some pedals that could potentially push the bass amp harder. If we do any songs that tune the guitar lower than Drop D, I would be inclined to play an octave up on the bass, because otherwise the tone becomes mush if I tune down too far. This isn't a problem in the vast majority of cases, however. Since I have a 5 string bass, I have the extra fifth string for extending my range lower.

GUITAR: I have an acoustic electric guitar with a built in pre-amp. I have a Vox guitar amp which can get very loud for its small size, and a 6 string Ibanez electric guitar.

PIANO: I have a good Yamaha P-125 keyboard which mainly focuses on being a piano with weighted keys, but it has a few other good sounds like electric piano, organ, clavichord, and strings. The bass amp works well for supporting the Yamaha keyboard. The piano sound itself will be better than other keyboards that focus on supporting hundreds of patches.

VIOLIN: If we're trying to record something and a violin is desired, I have a decent violin and I can play it well enough for a studio setting for things like layering or simple leads.