Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.


Am part of Ruby... an established, gigging, eclectic cover band based in Pleasanton. Our band features recording artist Maddy Hudson who has appeared on American Idol.

We seek a male lead singer to complete our lead voices. He should also play rhythm guitar (especially acoustic).

Our sound includes great singing, great harmonies, and great musicianship.
Song list is eclectic including classic and contemporary rock. Songs include upbeat version of Valerie from Amy Winehouse, Got To Get You Into My Life (Earth, Wind, Fire version), and many other tunes from Eagles, Beatles, Lady Antebellum, R.E.M., Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Adele, Sia.

The band has rehearsal space in Pleasanton, CA.

My phone number is 925-474-7238.
My direct email is: joel_m_weingarten at Yahoo dot com

About me:
I am originally classically trained. At gigs and rehearsals I play stacked keyboards: Nord on top, Roland below. Also skilled in orchestration and harmony arrangements. I am a songwriter too and have composed songs for a musical screenplay. Have done lots of recording sessions.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 03 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Elton John, Rick Wakeman, Rod Argent, Mark Stein, Ray Manzarek.

Early band influences:
Eagles, Toto, Beach Boys, Beatles, Steely Dan, Moody Blues, Chicago, Bob Seger, Yes, Boston, Doors, Heart, Bon Jovi.

Composing and Vocal Harmony influences:
Brian Wilson, Glenn Frey/ Don Henley, John Lennon/ Paul McCartney, David Paich/ Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Carole King, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Robert Lamm/ James Pankow (Chicago), Freddie Mercury, David Pack (Ambrosia), Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Don McLean.

Female Vocalist favorites:
Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Barbra Streisand, Karen Carpenter, Vanessa Williams, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, Adele, Roberta Flack, Billie Holliday, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Amy Winehouse, Janis Ian, Sia.

Male Vocalist favorites:
Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Timothy B. Schmitt, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Justin Hayward, Jack Bruce, Greg Lake, Terry Kath, Peter Cetera, Brad Delp, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Jon Anderson, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Freddie Mercury.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:


Roland FA-08 88-key; and Nord Electro 5D 73-key.
for keyboards: Crown 350 watt power amp with stereo 3-way Peavey series 115 speakers with 15" woofers.
for vocals: Behringer EuroLive 16-channel mixer, Crown 1000 watt power amp, Peavey 2-way speakers with 15" woofers, on tripods.
mics: AKG and Shure.