John OBrien
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

I am the keyboardist for California Creedence at www.californiacreedence.com.

Band needs are: A male singer (a genuine front man who is neither pitchy or corny) acoustic/rhythm electric guitar.

Our band is dedicated to creating exciting memories with our audiences and our fellow band members. We play popular classic hit songs from artists such as Steely Dan, Santana, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, The Doobie Brothers, The Romantics, Huey Lewis and the News and many more. Our genre is Classic Hits from the 60's, 70's 80's and more, with a little bit of Country and Southern Rock.

We have an established customer base of venues, and we have an organized show.

If you are considering our band, you need to know that we do not play any songs with suggestive themes or lyrics, we are all Christians, and you absolutely MUST be comfortable playing with a click and backing tracks. You wold be expected to practice on your own time and attend rehearsal with your parts mastered. Therefore, we are spending less time rehearsing, and most of our time performing.

We spend much time and money in marketing and promotion. We play about 16 gigs a year that pays each member, on average, $160 per gig yielding a typical annual gross of $2500 to $3000 a year per member.

We will need a male singer (a genuine singer who is good) that can play rhythm guitar by January of 2021.

We have much grace for those dedicated to improving, but no tolerance for defensiveness to constructive criticism (we all welcome constructive criticism, that is how we get better). Nevertheless, the musician must be proficient enough to play our songs listed on our website.

Screen name:
John OBrien
Member since:
May 18 2016
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Lee Michaels, Deep Purple, Huey Lewis and the News, Morris Day and the Time, Wild Cherry, Prince, Michael Jackson and (I know it is a left turn) Deadmau5 and EDM.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

PA:
Full PA with lots of watts 2 JBL SRX 725, 4 JBL Subs, Mics, Mic stands, WIreless digital mixer (Soundcraft UI24R), Driverack Pa2, P2 and Audio Technica M2 IEM’s

KEYBOARDS:
Studiologic SL-88,
Yamaha Montage 7

Laptop software consisting of:
- IKmultimedia B3-X
- Native instruments Classic Keys
- Lounge Lizard
- Omnisphere 2
- Addictive Keys

Backing track triggering software (Very proficient in Ableton)
Now using Multitracker for iPad

DJing with Traktor Pro 3 and Traktor Kontrol S2

Skilled in:
Cubase Pro 10, Logic, ProTools 12, Ableton and Studio One Pro