Me - Jason Simonds ..Vision-Passion-Vocalist-Lyricst-Songwriter with a lot of singing experience and several years of gigging in Maine with Wicked Blues Band with shows at the Maine Blues Festival, during the NABF, and at clubs and events. There is a CD of material ready to be recorded, but... first things first.... finding the right band members....
You.. have chops... have the time and energy to commit to a band have the right gear for the job and a way to move it.....have a dynamic playing style, but also a volume knob in your head....... have attitude... its not just a job.. its a hell of a lot of fun, it you let it be!!........ have a passion for the blues in all its forms
Right now.. I want to explore working with a keyboard player as the lead instrument in the next version of Wicked... please contact me.. I am on with the band and personally.
A complete PA with the additional ability to record 8 chans on the fly, and a small light 8-PAR LED light system awaits. Wicked has some name recognition, a good reputation and great potential with the right motivated members.... Interested? My original material is on be under Wicked Blues Band.
- Screen name:
- Jason SImonds
- Member since:
- Mar 25 2012
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 60 years
So many influences... but then I suppose that is what we all say.
My first album was Grand Funk Phoenix, at which point I fell in love with Mark Farnum and the B3 organ. the late 70's saw me learning about Little Feat, Wet Willie, Elvin Bishop, The Bosses... In Houston I learned more about the blues, and even saw the entire Blue Brothers ensemble.
I love a wide range of music, from Big Band to bluegrass and most all R&R. I am not a heavy metal fan or performer, although I did go through that phase with the Paranoid album. When I sing I choose a wide variety, but I always feel best in the bluesy stuff... Clapton is of course an influence, but also everything that came before him, hell he isn't that much older than me... lol
When off on my own I might sing Beyond the Sea or some other crooner classic, or maybe some Gordon Lightfoot, or some Joe Turner .... Since being in a gigging band, I have enjoyed developing my original songs and look forward to rolling out a pile more in the near future.
Members Of Band
Jason Simonds - Vocals (this is my profile) jjstidewater
The band has a full PA with four monitor feeds and enough decibels for this area. We use a 16 ch Carvin Board/w built in amps and have backup in a Crown amp as well ^ JBL SPkrs 4-15" and 4-12" a 15" 300 wt Sub, stands, mics etc etc... I also have a lighting system & fog machine to spice up the stage show.
Own Up ©
Own Up © Track number: 3 Year: 2015 Album: tbr Genre: Blues
Worried Life Track number: 4 Year: 2014 Album: Motivator Genre: Reggae
While we are a blues band, we also love many genre and while this started as a blues song, it evolved into a reggea/ska kind of thing... at any rate.. we like it and we hope you do too!!
Need Love Track number: 2 Year: 2014 Album: Motivator Genre: R&B
Love makes the world go 'round.... lest we forget...
Choose To Use - practice
Choose To Use - practice Track number: 5 Year: 2014 Album: Motivator Genre: Blues
A traditional hard edged blues song.
4Points is a unique venue that concentrates on bringing Blues Bands, from all over and right here at home, to a concert style venue where the focus is on the music and the sunset awaits. We hope you can join us in Winterport !
Wicked gets down and dirty on the street.. join us and many other bands for the Club Crawl Saturday night of the NABF!!
Kick of the North Atlantic Blues Festival on top of the rock at The Summit, part of the Point Lookout Resort. Come join us for cocktails and BBQ with a view that can NOT be beat... and when you are done up at the Summit head on down into to Rockland for the many bard with Blues bands....
Schooner Landing in Damariscotta, right on the river with a full service bar and Restaurant, with a HUGE covered deck... join as we make a return appearance with some new songs and a whole lot more fun!
Join Wicked as we entertain after the World Famous Fourth Of July Round Pond Parade. We start up as soon as the parade finishes and play until 3pm or so...
Joins us in Damariscotta on the pier ! Schooner Landing has a full service restaurant and after dinner join Wicked for a night of great music and dancing.