Jessee
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.

ABOUT

I'm a rock and roll craftsman, a pop-song hook writer, a serious guitarist, a trained singer, a collaborator, a working class hero and an obsessive compulsive. I'm a 31 year old, 20-year veteran of the rock and roll dream, and I'm just getting started. I've had albums out on small labels, I have co-written songs with rock icons, and I've played 1,357,934 gigs (pretty sure), from small clubs to arenas. I'm looking to expand my circle of collaborators and musicians. If you're a serious writer, I want to hear from you. If you're an amazing cover or tribute band that plays often, and you need a lead singer, lead guitarist, or both, I want to hear from you. If you're in a band that does something REALLY weird but awesome, like play Mariachi, or Big Band, or AM Gold, or Show Tunes, I probably want to hear from you. If you do everything I've just mentioned, I DEFINITELY want to hear from you. But don't assume from this list of strange musical fantasies that you're not weird enough to contact me either, haha. If you're just a badass band that needs a frontman for your world tour, I still want to hear from you.

Screen name:
Jessee
Member since:
Jun 17 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I'm a song writer and a hook man, and I like any band who writes serious songs, so my influences are too all-over-the-board to list here. When I write, even if I set out to create a particular vibe or type of song, I never try to write like any particular band. I do whatever works for the song as long as the tone of it is right and makes the hook take off. I am guilty of everything from super heavy rock to pop to bluegrass to 60s movie musicals. There is almost no genre that I don't like some small percentage of. My favorite bands/writers/artists are the ones that start with an undeniable song, and then use flavors from genres to give it life. As such, I'm not a fan of bands that start with a formula and then try to write songs around their clothes and haircuts, although EVEN THEN sometimes the stars line up and a band like that can hit on something that grabs my attention. In other words, I'm open-minded to anything but a lack of taste or quality.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

My usual set up (although this may vary depending on situation): Gibson SG standard, Marshall Plexi ('97, 100 watts, attenuator, white), Marshall 4X12.

MUSIC