jimmystrummer
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Just moved back to South Jersey after wasting three years in Kentucky, now recruiting people for a punk/alternative four-piece. I am a guitarist and lead vocalist and I've already brought on someone to split both those duties with, so we're currently looking for a bass player and drummer to fill out the line-up.

Bass player needs to possess a very melodic playing style (early 90's Mike Dirnt, John Entwistle, any of the Descendents' bassists, etc.) and be able to craft interesting basslines that counteract our straightforward power-chord guitar style.
*Ability to sing backup vocals is a plus, but not a requirement.*

Drummer needs to be fairly technically-proficient, but also be able to "sit in the song" and play according to the feel of the track -- think Dave Grohl, John Bonham, Tré Cool, Keith Moon, etc. We're not looking for any prog-rock Neil Peart worshippers with 25-piece drum kits; just a straightforward rock drummer who can kick plenty of ass.

I have one demo almost completely done that I feel really encapsulates what I'd like our band to sound like -- it just needs lyrics + a melody for the bridge section -- and I'm working on a few other song ideas as well. Our other guitarist/vocalist has also brought some of his own ideas to the table; any other input from our eventual bassist and drummer are welcome as well.

I plan on starting a full-time job soon and our other frontman currently works full-time, but we both expect to have enough time left in the day to jam/rehearse. Neither of us has a rehearsal space of our own though, so we're hoping to connect with a bassist or drummer who has a place where we can practice.

We're both open to taking this band as far as we want it to go, whether that means just playing local shows and making records for our own enjoyment, or signing to a label and seeing where it takes us.

I'm on BandMix's free membership so I can’t send messages to anyone on here unless they send me a message first, so feel free to decode my hidden message below and hit me up if you wanna join this new group.

j i m m y s t r u m m e r ( ) c ooo m c aaa s t . nn e t

Screen name:
jimmystrummer
Member since:
Feb 09 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Green Day, Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, Jawbreaker, Hüsker Dü, Descendents/ALL, The Who, The Replacements, many more

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Rig:
Vox MV50 Rock
VHT 1x12 cab
Boss tuner
Wampler Plexi-Drive
Ibanez Tube Screamer
MXR Micro-Flanger

Guitars:
Harley Benton DC Junior
Glen Burton LP Goldtop
Squier Bullet Special w/ Dragonfire pickup
Squier Affinity Tele w/ GFS pickups
Epiphone Hummingbird Artist w/ LR Baggs Lyric pickup

MUSIC