jethro1491925
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Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

Guitarist/Songwriter starting a band.

Pro level musicians only, please. No wankers.

The goal is to be full time working musicians and leave the day job behind at some point down the road.

If you can't commit to that then it's best you look at the other profiles on BandMix.

If you can commit to full time if and when it happens, read on...

Good stuff in the works; I'm writing short form straight to the point rock, other rock, bluesy psychedelia inspired noisy prog rock, pop rock, rocky rock, edgy dissonant off the wall rock, psychedelic bluesy groovy stoner pop, country and western swing/rockabilly, etc. Sometimes a song is an admixture of any of the above, but not genre stacking.

Material is always in development and I get ideas regularly. I write and/or work on arrangements every day.

I’m shooting for catchy, cool, distinct and very tight, not hackneyed, not amateur, not corporate or predictable nor overly derivative and out of date and definitely much better than Indie/Alternative stuff that I consider to be amateur garbage.

If you're looking for a band to join that sounds like your favorite bands this is likely not going to be it. It won't sound like my favorite bands either. It will, however, be better than the new stuff that's out there now.

If you want to be the band A&R director, picking and choosing which original songs you want to work on and refuse the others then you should find another band. In my view, if the song is working well we'll be doing it. If it's not and needs more work it goes on the shelf.

Remember, this is a band that is doing original music. We are making records, not sitting around and listening to our favorite records and doing covers of our favorite songs.

Decide which one of the two activities you would like to do.

Sorry if this comes off sounding like I'm a tyrant. I'm not. I've encountered lots of people who have a different agenda and/or musical inclinations that don't exactly match up.

I would like to get stuff done and be playing out. Most of the musicians I've encountered seem to do everything to avoid getting stuff done and playing out.


If you are looking to make music that matches your influences and expectations perfectly you should, instead, write your own designer music or hire somebody to write it for you.

You will be hard pressed to find like minded musicians who see eye to eye with you and blend perfectly and are in 100% agreement on musical direction.

Don't ask me how I know this.

If you are looking towards being a full time pro (write record tour repeat) I think I can get us there. Within 6 months I believe we'll be getting attention and hopefully revenue. I do have a plan laid out on how to proceed and get to that level.

Once rehearsals and work up sessions start you're going to need about 5 hours per week for prep at home and rehearsals, plus travel to rehearsals, most likely in Midtown Manhattan, 2 times a week but maybe 3 times on occasion.

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Screen name:
jethro1491925
Member since:
Nov 04 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

CCR, Zeppelin, Nirvana, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Blackfoot, Milk (Power Trio from UK 90's), Beatles, Black Sabbath, Hal Blaine, Millie Small, John Lee Hooker, Clockhammer, Robert Fripp, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Deep Purple, Lindsey Buckingham, Brainiac, Glenn Miller, Janis Joplin, Slim Harpo, Link Wray, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, Les Dudek, The Mills Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Sonics, Buzzcocks, Big Black, Les Paul, 50s and 60s Urban Gospel, The Good Rats, The League of Gentlemen, Mose Allison, RL Burnside, Dixie Dregs, Slade, The Beach Boys, The Replacements, Simon and Garfunkel, Ten Years After, 60s Bubblegum Pop/Buddha Records, 50’s New Orleans R&B, Loony Tunes, punk, new wave, some folk, finger style hill country blues, classical as well, tons of stuff.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Lots of guitars. The guitar in the profile pic is a 1988 Gibson Les Paul Junior Pro 1.

Amps:

1962 Alamo Fury.

1951 Silvertone 1430 (Fender Champ F1 circuit clone) that I bought at the donation store for $43 lol.