jaime1104831
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Not sure what's out there for me in the business. Back when jobs were plentiful, I used to be in high energy dance bands on the road touring the hotel chains & dance halls. It's totally different for musicians, nowadays. In early 2016, I was seeking a dinner club type of gig, I just wanted to sing pretty, songs that people recognize, do some of the old classic stuff . . . so, I tried it & merged with a keyboard player. We gave it 1½-2 yrs in the greater Stark Co. area and surrounding towns. The wineries didn't pay enough money for our hi-tech duo, & finding the "supper clubs" are rarely around these days, seems that those venues are far and few in between ???? for this part of Ohio I'm in (are wineries the new "lounge"?)....???? What happened to lounge work that was available? ? I also found that places expect the bands to audition for free, or to bid on a gig (really????)
It's insulting to our profession that the lowest paid musician gets the job. Welcome to the age of disvalued musicians.
I like singing 70's funk, disco, power ballads and some standard 60's pop, Motown, some ladies of the 80's, 70's classic light rock and a couple of recent dance/ pop tunes are added in my list.
Seeking a situation that is local in my area...I am having a hard time getting over the fact that the business has gotten so collapsed, as far as hiring live bands...it seems clubs/venues just have saturated the industry for solo musician booked acts & they want to pay a few bucks for a guitarist strumming for a couple of sets, or a duo that bores you with weak vocals and worn out songs. The audiences are settling for this, because it's all the venues are providing.
What happened to the days of being booked for 4 hours and getting paid what you're worth? When did all this start, solo artists plugging in their laptop and getting all the gigs booked up? ????
It's so different nowadays in the live music entertainment industry Do you like setting up and tearing down 2-3 times a day in the hot sun? Apparently the ones who book us, think this is the way it should go - why are bands settling for this? Who likes to tear down and set up for every gig? Explain it to me.
Remember the expression "If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it". Well, HELLO? Everyone IS doing it! ........just venting.
IF you've read this far, you deserve to have my phone no. 330.356-3583. I'm ready to fight back, so call me if you want to join me.
I am not currently working [anymore] with my keyboardist, we got too discouraged with how difficult it was to get jobs, as a new band with no following.
# ? I opened a fb page for my last duo band, called "Two Sharp": ./Two-Sharp1776042755942397
s://./Two-Sharp . .
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CLICK ON: [I Love The Nightlife sung by JaCole "Two Sharp" Duo](s://clyp.it/m3kazn5o) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .s://clyp.it/m3kazn5o . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bio from 2015:
[ I am a mature experienced professional looking to get back in the industry with a keyboard player who can program music or use backing tracks for a duo situation - possibly a 3rd member, to play along, in addition be able to sing and also play freestyle by request, if ever needed. I am open to consider the opportunity to form a trio, but for now, I was not planning on getting back into a large band, .
I know all the standards, piano bar, 80's R&B, 60's-90's, lounge as well as cover music from the disco/dance era. I have an excellent ear for harmony and I am creative with my own style.
I used to be on the road with Hi-energy Top 40 dance bands doing copy music, then I got off the road to do originals, I even wrote and recorded a song with some Cleveland, OH area accomplished musicians.
After a long break from singing as a means of making a living, I am anxious to entertain again now. I love laying trax of all my own backup vocals too..
I prefer to stay local with a serious mature musician who has a sharp ear and equipment.
I am a self employed business minded woman, I can make my own schedule, have transportation and have the gift of gab for club/restaurant owners.]
vocal demos: s://clyp.it/profile
s://clyp.it/mscdovnb

Screen name:
jaime1104831
Member since:
Dec 31 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Stevie Wonder, Phoebe Snow, Gloria Estefan, Anita Baker, Denise Williams, Melissa Manchester, Tina Turner, Eagles, Lionel Richie, Seawind, Taylor Dayne, Roberta Flack, Carol King, Donna Summers, Bobby Caldwell, Stevie Nicks, Carly Simon and Natalie Cole, and I just love the artist "Lulu" (To Sir With Love)
When I lived in Houston, Texas, I sang in a Latino Jazz band, I learned some songs in Spanish and really enjoyed the Latin groove.
See my FB page for song list and some videos with the music situation I had formed last spring, called "Two Sharp"... (2016) s://./Two-Sharp-1776042755942397/.......
# We had a hard time getting work, so we have decided to break apart and see what else is effective as we part ways.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Shure SM58 mic & stand. Monitor. Compressor.

CLICK ON: [Unforgettable ballad sung by JaCole from "Two Sharp" Duo](https://clyp.it/mscdovnb)

[Smooth Operator sung by JaCole "Two Sharp" duo](https://clyp.it/wu4zixdz)