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I've played in bands most of my life. Played a lot in the Detroit scene in the 80's and early 90's. Spent some time in California playing on "the strip" like a lot of other people. In those days it was all about the "Van Halen, Ratt, etc" style of rock.
Haven't played a in a full time band in quite a while - filled in on lead guitar for a few gigs for a friends band and played in church praise & worship band for a while but in reality..... been out of "the scene" for a while - doing my own thing ij my studio.
These days I'm more interested in embracing the influences that really resonate with me - which is more blues based - Led Zeppelin meets Robin Trower, The Black Crowes meets Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout meets Van Halen.
Sounds a little crazy I know.
The last 10 years I've really been most interested in writing and playing my own material. Ideally, I would really like to work with some people that are willing to help bring my songs to life.
That being said, I also would like to form or join a band that plays a lot of covers and throws in a few originals. But I don't want to do it just to make some extra cash - gotta be for the love of playing.
Getting people on the dance floor is important but I really don't want to play the same old songs everybody else is playing.
I'm also interested in meeting Bass, Drummers and Vocalists to help me bring my songs to life in my studio and maybe even playing live.
I'm not looking to play out several times a week - maybe not even every week. Depends.
As far as rehearsing - Once a week should be good as long as everybody is doing their homework. Maybe some extra rehearsals to tighten things up as needed. If you've been around a while, you know exactly what I'm talking about and you know how good the results can be.
There's a lot of vocalists I see/hear who have a strong desire to sing and are working their butts off to get out there but sound like they are just trying to take their karaoke experience to another level.
I don't mean to sound snoody and I am cheering you on all the way....but that's not who I'm looking for.
I really want to work with someone who can sing there ass off (to put it bluntly).
As far as vocalists go - If I could get Sammy Hagar to work with me, I would.
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- Over 100
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- 2-3 times per week
Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Robin Trower, Angus Young, Randy Rhoads, Joe Bonamassa, George Lynch, Joe Satriani, Keith Richards, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Hendrix..... to name a few.
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