SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Just a family guy who loves to sing, and can sight read simple piano music (don't grok chords, sadly). I can play trumpet if you need something really low and slow. Mostly I sing, can sight read and I LOVE vocal harmony, e.g. beach boys, acapella, barbershop, doo wap, duets, trios, quartets, etc...

They only let you pick 3 genre's, but I love just about everything. Not crazy about violent lyrics or ultra loud, in your face stuff.

I'm usually AT the MassMind organization. ,o)

Screen name:
JamesNewton
Member since:
Oct 26 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Blues Bros, B52's, Manhattan Transfer, Mamas and the Papas, Beach Boys, Rockapella, Glee (the TV show), Alley Cats, Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Blanks (Ted's band from Scrubs). Alan Parsons Project.

Music isn't supposed to be calm and just "lovely". It's supposed to convey EMOTION and FEELING and have a MESSAGE (not necessarily a political one, but some sort of message) and MEANING. I dislike music sung with "flat affect" or no emotion (unless the emotion is numbness, e.g. "Luka"). Listen to any other version of "Brother... " (if you can find it. LOL) and then mine.

Here I am trying to be a pop rocker:
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Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I have a small music room with a minimal computer based multi track recording system, a 57 mic, midi keyboard, upright grand player piano, trumpet, soprano sax, uke, and a beat up drum set.

MUSIC