jeremyjbutton
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

Started playing playing guitar when I was 15. Was in a lot of bands in HS and college that didn’t last long. Mostly a bedroom/porch rocker through my 20s. Got involved in the Celtic scene in my early 30s. Started playing mandolin and fiddle (Irish/Scottish). Started a Scottish trad group around 2013 called the Rochester Strathspey and Reel Society. Mid-thirties started playing highland pipes. Eventually competed solo and with a band. Played many events. Only stopped recently due to COVID. Started dabbling with uillean pipes and taking lessons. But my first love, electric guitar, has crept back into my heart.

I’ve written songs, they always come out sounding a bit alternative country. I miss singing with people. I’m a sucker for good harmonies. I feel like this is where I belong.

For this purpose of this site I’m mainly looking to play guitar and sing. I’m not a bass player or drummer, but I do dabble with those instruments too and can keep a beat in a pinch.

Screen name:
jeremyjbutton
Member since:
Oct 10 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jayhawks, Pink Floyd, Dinosaur Jr., Led Zeppelin, Clapton, Hendrix, Failure, Smashing Pumpkins, Trampled by Turtles ... love classic rock, but clearly grew up in the 90s.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bagpipes:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Violin:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Fiddle:
Moderate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Beginner
Drums:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Main guitars:
American Deluxe Fender Strat
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Telecaster
Martin acoustic

Amps:
Deluxe Fender Reverb amp
Mid 60s Silvertone 1482

Effects:
Boss PS-2 pitch shifter delay
MXR carbon copy analog delay
MXR Phaser
2 Ibanez Tube Screamers
Union Sone Bender (on loan)
Boss Loop
Big Muff Pi (ram’s head)
Holy Grail nano
Ibanez Smashbox
Wah

I also have an Epiphone mandolin and some off brand 5-string banjo, a fairly nice fiddle, McCallum highland pipes, Scottish small pipes, border pipes, and a half set of uilleann pipes. Also tin whistles, and a low D whistle. And a bohdran.
And ... a squire bass with small fender rumble. And an inexpensive drum set.

I like to record on a Tascam Digital 8 track. Just because I spend enough time on computers, and I don’t have to deal with latency and all that. But I have used garage band and that sort of software.