Ivan Medich
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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Played for many years.
Rock, Classic Rock. Blues Rock styles. Take Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, and Sammy Hagar and you have my style in a nutshell.

I am looking for players with vision and not caught up in the same old rut playing the same old songs. I want to rock! I want to move! It has to be cool and fun. If I see ONE more band all looking at their dirty sandle-clad feet playing and looking like bored stones, I will puke!

You must be reliable. If you like to be drunk during a gig, I don't want you. You must have a car, you must have gear.

2nd Guitarist: You MUST be willing to share leads and do harmony leads. If I am playing a solo, then you knock out a smooth driving rhythm and visa versa, if you are slamming a lead, then I will hold it down good and solid for you. If you can sing backup, it would sweeten the deal.

BASS Players: First - Please know how to play at least a 5 string!. You must BE a Bass player. Meaning, I would prefer someone with whom grew up playing bass like I grew up learning guitar. I don't want a wanna-be a bass player. I want a player who loves holding down a strong bottom end and locking in with the drummer. Do I want a 1-note droner, NO!, I want someone who can play his/her instruments and get down on it! IF you can sing..again, would be even better.

I don't care if you are 21 or 71. Male or Female. I just want to play great music with proper and professional musicians. If you join me, you will be helping to build an awesome working band here in Portland. I PROMISE!

To give you an idea, here is a sample song list of music I would like to play also exemplifying the overall style.
Paranoid - Megadeth Version
Green Eyed, Lady, Whipping Post, and Stasboro Blues - Pat Travers Versions
Rock and Roll Queen, and Oh Yeah - The Subways
No more Mr. Nice guy - Megadeth version
War Pigs by Cake - Shaddup! It is a cool version...listen to it!
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Communication Breakdown - Zep - played in Low B on a 7- string, which means the bass player needs a 5-string
House is a rockin' - Brian Setzer -> Stevie Ray -> Our Version
Full Throttle - Jackl - Again...using a 7 string to bring it down low.
Great White Buffalo, Paralyzed, Stranglehold, Dog Eat Dog, Stormtroopin', or any other cool fast tunes by Ted Nugent.
There's only one way to rock - Sammy Hagar - in Low B
Rock Candy - Montrose.
Detroit Rock City - Kiss (With Harmony Leads)
Snortin Whiskey, Drinkin Cocaine - Pat Travers
Boom Boom, out go the lights - Pat Travers.
You Really Got me - Just cuz it will always be cool!

So..there ya go.
so...
1) If you like ALL of the music above move to number 2
2) Will you have time to dedicate? If yes, move to number 3
3) Can you be humble in your abilities and learn from the others in your group and work together as a team? If so, move to number 4
4) Do you have good command of your instrument? If yes, move to number 5
5) Ok..then I would like to talk to you.

If you are unsure or iffy about any of the above, please don't waste our time. We have a group to form.

Contact me...let's get this thing moving!

Yes we will do originals, yes I will listen to your ideas. Yes we will make them cool.

Screen name:
Ivan Medich
Member since:
Apr 28 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, Sammy Hagar (Montrose and Standing Hampton), Joe Satriani (Surfing with the Alien and Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing)..Stevie, Brian Setzer, George Thorogood, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Winters' brothers..Randy Rhoads, Teh Maiden guys, the Pries Guys, The Def Leppard Guys, The Skynard guys, Buddy, Guy... on and on

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: Les Paul, Ibanez 7 String, Ibanez Art Core, Charvel Predator, Iceman.
AMP: Marshall JCM 2000 tsl 100/1960AV,
Marshall MG100HDFX/MG412 Half Stack for practice and Backup.

MUSIC