James Willaman
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Experienced full-time guitarist and vocalist looking for steady work with committed, professional act. I've played all over the country and a bit beyond in a wide range of situations--Beatles cover band, original country act from Austin TX, 60s Tribute, classic rock cover groups, backing up an Elton John impersonator, and small jazz/fusion groups. I love working with original artists and new musical challenges.

Screen name:
James Willaman
Member since:
Apr 23 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Guitar heroes include Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, and Robben Ford, but I really dig what inventive guys like Dan Auerbach, Jack White, and The Edge do as well. Creativity outweighs technicality in my book. Music wise I really like Wilco, Steven Wilson, Black Keys, White Stripes. Quality and originality are key for me; more important than genre.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Duesenberg DeCaster, Duesenberg Starplayer, and Danelectro electric guitars into a large "boutique" pedal board and 1985 Vox AC30 or Laney VC30. Godin LGXT synth guitar and Roland GR-20, so I can cover any sound a keyboard can generate--these sounds can be used in conjunction with the electric sounds or separately. Seagull Artist and Alvarez 12 string acoustic guitars, Fisherman Aura DI, and Fishman LoudBox. I also have a medium sized PA.

MUSIC