jim1187885
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I'm an experienced guitarist, lead vocalist and background vocalist. I've been playing guitar for over 40 years and have been playing in bar bands since the mid 1980s. In that time I've played in rock bands and country bands and whatever else paid the bills. I'm a fireman so I work 48 hours on and four days off. With advanced notice, I can usually arrange for time off if a gig opportunity comes (my shifts rotate through the week). I've worked in three, four and five piece bands. I've played pretty much everything from Waylon to Van Halen. I've been writing my own material lately in both the rock and country genres.

That's pretty much me in a nut shell. If you're interested, send me an email and we can go from there. I believe in a good professional gig but it's gotta be fun too. If we're not having fun, the crowd's not having fun either.

Screen name:
jim1187885
Member since:
Feb 26 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Rock:
CCR
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Blackfoot
Jimi Hendrix
Deep Purple
Zepplin
A.c. Dc
Van Halen
Metalica
I can list more later.

Country:
Hank Williams
Johnny Cash
Merle Haggard
Waylon Jennings
Willie Nelson
Chet Atkins
Pretty much anything from the 50s, 60s and 70s and some later stuff. I'm not much into the whole pop singers in cowboy hats / pop with a twang thing. No offense to those are, it just ain't my thing :-)

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

2 Fender Strats
1 Gibson Les Paul
1 Kramer Focus
Full Peavey P.A. 2 SP-2s, 2 118 Sub 8s
C.S. 800 Power Amp
Peavey XM-4 Monitor Amp
Monitors
4-12 Crate Guitar Cabinet
Peavey Valveking Head
Fender Twin Reverb
Boss Distortion Pedal
MXR Phase 90
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
MXR Phase 100
MXR Eq / Boost
Suhr SM-58 Mics