James Chabinec


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


Just looking to get out there and make some music. I started playing guitar in 7th grade and while I have no illusions of quitting my day job and becoming a rockstar, I'd love to do more than just be a bedroom player. I may not have stage or studio experience, but it's never too late to start, right?!

I'm no shredder by any means but I can hold down a rhythm and would rather come up with hooky riffs than blazing guitar solos anyway. I'm very much a pop punk guy, but I grew up listening to Springsteen and a lot of 90s country radio, so I'm into a lot of different styles of music. Basically if there's a cranked up guitar on it, I'm interested.

I'm putting "moderate" for a commitment level because I don't expect to make a career out of music but I do want to take it seriously. Whether you're looking to start a band, or looking for someone to co-write with and bounce ideas off of, or just want to get together and jam, hit me up!

Screen name:
James Chabinec
Member since:
Aug 31 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
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For guitar players, the two that have had the biggest influence on my playing are John Mayer and Jerry Cantrell, so my influences are pretty varied.
In no particular order:
- Bruce Springsteen
- Brian Fallon / The Gaslight Anthem
- John Mayer
- Chris Stapleton
- Alice In Chains
- Knuckle Puck
- Mayday Parade
- State Champs
- Dashboard Confessional

Instrument experience:

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Fender Telecaster
PRS Custom 24
Small Orange head and 1X12 cab
Gibson J-45
Epiphone Hummingbird