JackieFlaten
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Grew up with an extended family of music lovers, singers and players, love to harmonize, took piano lessons for a decade as a child, sang in choirs and school groups, then as time went on found myself being an enthusiastic partaker of music at concerts and any musical gathering, but missed participating. Picked up a mandolin a few years back, very much enjoy it and play it mostly as rhythm but improving playing melody with lessons. It's such a sweet sounding instrument and fun to sing with. Needs to play with others to really shine. I added electric bass to my plate because it's a good counterpoint to the mandolin and so much fun too. I've been working hard to learn this, playing/practicing minimum 2 hours every day and often more. Also taking lessons. I am a team player, much prefer to support others in a group as an instrumentalist and backup singer if the shoe fits. I guess this is the place to brag but I do have a great ear for artful harmonizing, honed by years of family singing and daily practice. Not one to want to solo or want the spotlight. Just really desire to play with others, have fun, and improve. I also have an accordion I am getting better at as the other instruments are helping crack the code. Thank you for wading through all this!

Screen name:
JackieFlaten
Member since:
Aug 30 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
7
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

So many, not comprehensive by any means nor in any order - The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Byrds, Neil Young, CSNY, Blur, Beatles, Hendrix, Graham Coxon, Dion, Ten Years After, James Gang, Beau Brummell, TRex, The Cars, The Verve, Bad Company, CCR, AC/DC, GnR, Led Zep, Stones, Dylan, Chuck Berry, Tommy Roe, The Guess Who, Carly Simon, Joan Baez, Everly Bros, Zombies, Argent, Grand Funk, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Wilco, Hank Williams, Fred Eaglesmith, Boston, Three Dog Night, Ike Reilly, Carter Family, The Incredible String Band, Cage The Elephant... I love many styles, eras, genres of music

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Advanced
Accordion:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Mandolin
Ibanez MiKro Bass
Accordion
Fender Rumble amp 25