jay1532842
CONTACT

SEEKING

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.

ABOUT

I'm an odd duck. I began playing as a teen, hoping to get laid. Didn't seem to help. But I play by ear along with my blues, rock, reggae, indie rock. Playing by ear for several hours a year for forty years has given me proficiency. I play by ear, and can usually find my grove a couple of notes into a song. I don't particularly make stuff sound better, but I don't miss too many notes these days. I've played for the joy of it, and I'm ready to play more with others.

Screen name:
jay1532842
Member since:
May 16 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, Steely Dan, Hendrix, Joplin, Marley, Stones, Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, CSN, Talking Heads, Boston, Brian Eno, T Bone Burnett, The Clash, Jackson Brown, Dylan, Indigo Girls, The National, Brandi Carlile, Nirvana, Cake, Bare Naked Ladies, The BoDeans, Amy Winehouse, Billie Eilish.Courney Barnett, Crash Test Dummies, Doors, Eagles, Dire Straits, Frank Sinatra, George Clinton, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Killers, Leonard Cohen, Link Wray.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Cello:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner
Background Singer:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Two small amps, a Schecter semi hollow body w/ piezo pickup, a Yamaha acoustic, a Kramer solid body and a 12 string. We've got a Yamaha grand (the wife's), and a Yamaha electric keyboard. I've got an electric cello and a Yamaha sax that I can't play to save my life. I also have computer for recording and mixing, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface.