Jay_Morrell
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 am a guitarist with over 20 years of experience and love everything that is either melodic, rocks or grooves. I spent the first half of that time seriously pursuing a career in the music industry: graduating from GIT and playing in several original bands which played in the largest venues in the Atlanta area. I had a blast playing in the same circuit as Sevendust, Stuck Mojo, Follow for Now and other great GA bands. Now I would like to assemble the best local rock cover band possible with a focus on musicianship, showmanship and having a great time.

I am currently playing with a bass player/singer and a drummer as a strong three-piece, but we are searching for another guitarist and a singer to round out the group. Although we can put on a strong performance with our current lineup, we feel the additions could add depth and color to our rhythms and vocals. We are currently working to assemble a great set of our favorite songs that showcases our skills and talent, but avoids the cliches. It is my experience that chemistry and reliability are more important than technical prowess, so no egos or attitudes please.

I love all kinds of music and have been influenced by countless musicians--not all of them guitarists. I was first attracted to the guitar by early 80's rock, everyone from Def Leppard, Ratt, Dokken, Scorpions, Crew, Ozzy, etc. Most were very melodic and they just seemed to have so much fun. After gaining some proficiency on my instrument, I quickly became attracted to the virtuosos, such as Eddie, Vai, Hedges, Morse and Malmsteen. By trying to understand what these guys were doing I was exposed to other styles of music such as funk, blues, jazz, classical, reggae and the true talents of those genres. While I still love and appreciate aspects of music like syncopation, odd meter, interesting chord movement and substitutions, modes and harmony, I have a great respect for the less obvious things like nuance, dynamics, texture, arrangement and space.

If you are interested you can contact me at jmorrell88_at_msn_dot_com.

Screen name:
Jay_Morrell
Member since:
Jan 18 2008
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

In no particular order: 311, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, Al DiMiola, Allan Holdsworth, Andy Timmons, Average White Band, Beasty Boys, Beatles, Bela Fleck, Black Crowes, Black Sabbath, Bob Marley, Booker T & the MGs, Brad Paisley, Brand New Immortals, Brian Setzer, Buddy Guy, Charlie Parker, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Commodores, Dan Reed Network, Danny Gatton, Dark New Day, David Gilmore, Def Leppard, Django, Dokken, doubleDrive, Dream Theater, Eagles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Extreme, Finger Eleven, Follow For Now, Frank Gambale, Greg Howe, James Brown, Jason Becker, Jeff Beck, Jazz Pistols, Jellyfish, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John Schofield, Shawn Lane, Johnny Lang, Kings X, Kiss, Kool & the Gang, Larry Carlton, Led Zepplin, Lenny Kravitz, Living Colour, Maggies Dream, Maroon 5, Metallica, Michael Hedges, Michael Lee Firkins, Miles Davis, Nine Inch Nails, Ohio Players, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Parliament, Pat Metheny, Paul Gilbert, Pearl Jam, Police, Primus, Prince, Public Enemy, Queensryche, Rage Against the Machine, Ratt, Ray Charles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robben Ford, Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, Sarah McLachlan, Scorpions, Scott Henderson, Sevendust, Shane Theriot, Slipknot, Sound Garden, Staind, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Stevie Wonder, STP, Stray Cats, Stuck Mojo, Sublime, The Ramones, Tool, Tribal Teck, Tuck Andres, Van Halen, Wes Montgomery, Yngwie Malmsteen

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Pro Gear.