SEEKINGBand to Join, Background Singer, Drums, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.
From the 1990's until 2010, I was heavily involved in the Utah County scene as a vocalist, bassist, guitarist, and drummer, though I mostly played bass (and my drumming skills are very "gutter punk"). I love energetic, aggressive, artistic music.
For the last eight years, however, I've just been writing and recording music in my apartment. Sometimes I get really artsy with it. In grad school, I wrote a novel and recorded an album of music to go with it. I love ambitiously creative music. (You can find my stuff on under Ballad of the Bad Wolf and Jeph Preece.)
Anyway, I recently decided that I want to get back on stage. So, if you've got a band in the Ogden/SLC area, and you need a vocalist, bassist or guitarist, let's talk. I'd also be interested in starting something new with interested and interesting musicians.
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- Member since:
- Nov 11 2017
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
My two main influences are punk rock and melodic death metal. So punk bands (and punk-ish bands) like Goldfinger, Lagwagon, NoFX, Millencolin, Strung Out, Thrice, OP Ivy, The Suicide Machines, Rancid, Hot Water Music, Anti-Flag, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, The Used, La Dispute, etc. And melodic death metal bands (some prog, some folk too) like In Flames, Soilwork, Disarmonia Mundi, Protest the Hero, Human Abstract, Eluveitie, The Contortionist, August Burns Red, etc.
I'm also deep into alternative and rock. There are a ton of great Scottish indie and Irish bands bands like Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Admiral Fallow, The Twilight Sad, the Frames, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice.
Really, I love aggressive, fast music with good melodies as much as I love soft, melancholic tunes. I dig screams as much as I dig a great voice.
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I got rid of all my amps when I stopped playing in bands, but I have two electric guitars, two bass guitars, two acoustic guitars and a banjo. I have a Line6 Keyboard and an Alesis Nitro electric drum kit. I also have a set of bagpipes, but I haven't played it in about 15 years.
If we seem like a good match and I join your band, I have not issues buying new equipment for performing.
Not Your Fault
Not Your FaultThis is a song. I wrote and performed everything. I'm a shit singer.
Spilt Ice Cream
Spilt Ice CreamThis isn't a good song. Don't listen to it.
Running AwayI was in a late 90's punk-ska, OP Ivy, Suicide Machines, Rancid mood this week.
Falling HeadlongDecided to do a more traditional punk song this week. Just because.
I RememberNew song. New style. Hardcore poetry. Punk poetry. Aggressive Verse. Whatever it's called, it's a story about a dream.
Confidence Is Sexy
Confidence Is SexyWrote and recorded this over memorial weekend 2017.
Blue In The Face
Blue In The FaceI was bored, so I made a piano cover of "Blue in the Face" by The Alkaline Trio.
These Words (The Hidden Track)
These Words (The Hidden Track)These Words is a hidden track/chapter off my novel album, 'Portraits of the Young Man as an Artist.' The novel album combines music, fiction and art. I uploaded it to this page, Ballad of Bad Wolf, to keep it separate from the rest of the album. Otherwise, it wouldn't be hidden, would it?
San Diego (Cover Song)
San Diego (Cover Song)A couple of years ago, I used to make piano covers of metal and punk songs...just for fun so that I'd have something to do on a weekend. I haven't done one in a long time. But this weekend I did one of Blink-182's San Diego off their new album, California. I grew up in San Diego. It's a city that I'll always feel pulled towards.
Died In My Sleep
Died In My SleepThis is a song borne from necessity.
Pulling The Pin
Pulling The PinThis is another song from 2009, also written after my divorce. I wrote and recorded the song in my parent's basement during months of isolation and a backwards sleep cycle - I wrote and recorded through the night and slept during the day. A very emotional, aggressive, intense, and complicated track, Pulling the Pin (which is about the war of heartbreak and a reference to pulling the pin from a grenade)was definitely my most therapeutic experience with song writing.
The Ship Is Sailing Away
The Ship Is Sailing AwayThis is an older track recorded in 2009 following my divorce. I still think it's one of my best songs.
Lost In A Hole
Lost In A HoleOne of the tracks from my 2013 album/novel 'Portraits of the Young Man as an Artist.' I wrote this track while working on my MFA at San Diego State. The track corresponds with a chapter in my Joycean novel, 'Portraits of the Young Man as an Artist.' The track was also featured in Ryan Forsythe's novel, 'Dick Cheney Saves Paris.'
SpeechlessI've had this tune in my back pocket for a few months and I can't seem to find the right lyrics for it. I've written and recorded at least a half dozen iterations, but I can't decide on what fits the best...which is strange because I usually have no problem rushing and forcing the lyrics. Anyway, for the moment, it'll stand as an instrumental.
This Momentary Bliss (Piano Cover)
This Momentary Bliss (Piano Cover)This is a piano and vocal cover of Soilwork's 'This Momentary Bliss.' I've done a bunch of similar covers with In Flames songs over the years, but this is my first Soilwork cover. I'm both entertained and fascinated by the idea of taking a melodic death metal song, slowing it down, and turning it into something of a piano ballad. Also, I was bored and this is something I do to keep myself occupied.
Caught In The Hourglass
Caught In The HourglassAnother installment for the Simple Verses album. I wrote and recorded this song in my apartment. Started and completed the song in less than five days. The vocals were recorded in my car, parked in an empty lot, late at night, while it was snowing. That's how I roll.
Sad Gas Mask
Sad Gas MaskAnother addition to my Simple Verses album. I added quotes from the 12th Doctor's anti-war speech from Doctor Who's episode 'The Zygon Inversion.' There's no real reason for the quotes. It's not like anyone but me listens to these songs anyway.
Dead Kings (Oh, Well)
Dead Kings (Oh, Well)Starting writing and recording again. This will be the sixth track for Simple Verses, though the name of this album may change.
Beautiful DiseaseWrote and recorded this track with the help of my buddy Brenden, who lives in Portland, Oregon. I live in Ogden, Utah. It was done entirely online, which is neat. We were testing out the online recording DAW Ohm Studio. Still a work-in-progress.
Winter MeAnother recording for 'Simple Verses.' A bit gloomy this one.
This Isn't Me
This Isn't MeAnother track for my album 'Simple Verses.'
EchoEcho. Another song for my current project 'Simple Verses.' Nothing special. All parts were recorded in my apartment, except for the vocals because they were recorded in my car on a late Saturday night in an empty parking lot in South Ogden...you're welcome neighbors.
Fictions (NEW MIX)
Fictions (NEW MIX)Trying out a new mix of Fictions. Working on a new album called Simple Verses, even though nobody will probably hear it. Why? Because reasons.
Color Of Your Hold
Color Of Your HoldRecorded this a year ago. Including it with the Simple Verses album I'm working on because it fits the concept. Not that it matters because my music is so far underground that even hipsters have never heard it.
FictionsAll parts were recorded by Jeph Preece in his apartment, except the vocals were recorded in his car. First song of an album under the working title of 'Simple Verses.' Lyrics: All my friends are fictions. Just words on a screen. All my friends are fictions. And aren't we all just memes. I can't be the only one, can't be the only one, can't be the only one who feels this way. Please tell me I'm not the only one, please tell me I'm not the only one, not the only one. All my friends are fictions. Just paintings on my wall. All my friends are fictions. And it's all my fault.