SEEKINGBand to Join.
FIRST OF ALL: I'm female, and I'm a bass/baritone - a voice type not usually attributed to women. This is a result of the fact that I'm transgender. I alter the pitch and resonance of my speaking voice, but when I sing I utilize my full natural range. If any of that makes you uncomfortable, just move on now.
I write, and my goal is to be performing original material. I'm not looking to join a "cover band", though I don't mind doing covers now and then or to fill out a setlist. So far my songs have leaned towards like an acoustic altrock-folk style, mostly because I've been writing by myself on an acoustic guitar. I have some basic guitar ability - enough to come up with simple accompaniment for my vocals.
There are a couple of styles where I feel most at home: A sultry, attitude-laden style that focuses more on inflection and character (Shirley Manson, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith) and a solid, soulful style that utilizes a bit more range and power (Chris Cornell, Lady Gaga, Fiona Apple).
Screams, gutturals, and raspy texture do not come naturally to me, if at all. On the other hand, vibrato and vocal fry do come naturally to me, making Pretenders tracks some of my favorites to sing.
I have only a little gig experience, though as a roller derby skater of 6 years I am accustomed to having an audience and playing as a team.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 14 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
My Vocal Style: Shirley Manson, Chris Cornell, Chrissie Hynde, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Fiona Apple
Other Influences: Tori Amos, Radiohead, Nirvana, Tegan & Sara, Rilo Kiley, Beatles; I was a teen in the 90s, and all that 90s alt rock played a huge role in shaping my musical tastes.
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
Audix AP41 Wireless System w/ OM2 mic
a Lark acoustic guitar that's older than I am
Fender Mustang III amp
TC Helicon Harmony-G XT vocal processor
Phonic Powerpod 410/S710 PA Package