JimGJSilvia
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I'm a 35 year old professional Software Engineer by day, and by night I've always enjoyed time on stage. From Improv Comedy, to karaoke, to open mics I'm always happier being what the crowd watches, than being in the crowd itself. Primarily a vocalist and blues/bluegrass harmonica player (since age 3), I also play accoustic/rhythm guitar, and dabble in piano and trumpet. Recently my professional life has lost the travel component so I'm finally available to have a regular nighttime schedule locally.

Screen name:
JimGJSilvia
Member since:
Jul 07 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My father was a harmonica/spoons player in a jug band in college and taught me to play bluegrass and blues harmonica at a very young age. I've always said that's my roots and am most comfortable in the blues world. I liken my play style very much to Magic Dick of the J. Geils Band, but having a strong improvisational ear I pride myself on being able to sit in with any song on the spot.

EQUIPMENT

full set of Merano diatonic harmonicas (12 keys)
plus a few high quality valved harmonicas in the common keys: A, C, G, D
Walden Accoustic Electric guitar
Xcalibur Les Paul Electric guitar
My voice (the voice of an angel... if angels were 35 year old Software Engineers).