JeffHale_Musicman
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ABOUT

I am an active musician currently working with a few bands in the Orange County, CA area. I am available for hire - short notice is usually OK. I've been performing for over 30 years in a wide range of environments including bars, restaurants, hotels, weddings, park concerts, festivals, private & corporate events, and even some note-worthy venues like The House of Blues and the Honda Center. I have decent gear and a full (small) PA system, suitable for most small indoor venues.

As of this posting (September 2019) I am not looking to join a band unless it's a really great opportunity, but I am available to help out any bands in the area in need of a temp or sub (guitarist, bassist, or vocalist). I am formally trained and used to be able to read sheet music. I am good with charts and have over 1,000 songs in my repertoire covering everything from classic rock to jazz standards. I am currently self-employed so I make my own schedule.
Therefore, I am available for weekday or weeknight gigs as well as weekends. And if the money is decent I'm available to travel (Phoenix, Vegas, San Diego, Sacramento, central CA coast, Reno, etc.).

Screen name:
JeffHale_Musicman
Member since:
Sep 05 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Not in any particular order: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Roy Clark, Bad Company, Doobie Brothers, Phil Spector, Steely Dan, most 80s rock & pop bands, Neil Young, Waddy Wachtel, George Martin, Tal Wilkenfeld, Stan Kenton, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Don Was, and just about anyone else who has ever made a record.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - Alto:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Stratocaster, Schecter electric guitar, Fender acoustic guitar, Ibanez electric guitar, Fender P-Bass (4 string), MTD Bass (5 string), Fender Mustang 3 amp, Digitech GSP2101 tube pre-amp, MarkBass amp, various speaker cabinets, full PA system, Alesis QS7, Akai DPS24 digital recording console, QSC Touchmix, various software.

MUSIC