SEEKING

Band to Join, Background Singer, Drums, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.

ABOUT

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.

Screen name:
JephWHO
Member since:
Nov 11 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

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.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Piano:
Beginner
Bagpipes:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

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.

MUSIC