johnny1293582
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Before the Coronacatastrophe, I was hosting an open mic at a great local music venue in the CLT, kj'd, dj'd weekly-bi weekly in the greater Charlotte area, guitar player for the "Bastard Band" (our last gig in February was around 400 people), and booked/promoted comedians, bands, and solo performers in the Southeast (I know a little about music business). I have played more shows then I can remember, and logged my first real studio sessions at 13. As far as musicians I would like to play/jam/work with: Don't be an asshole, junkie, thief, or so drunk you fall offstage during a performance. Also, 1 last thing. I am not a gear snob (see gear I use below), and just in case you were wondering: If you have ever owned some awesome high end guitars/basses/cymbals, and you busted your ass to get them, and had them stolen, and had to replace them (have you priced a Les Paul custom lately? Or a set of HHX's?) then $100 Squires are a lot easier on the wallet..... and yes I do my own set ups, pickup swaps, hardware, heads, etc. Just because they are cheap doesn't mean they have to sound like crap! Contact info: miadia04 or F B on the Starrshine Entertainment page.

Screen name:
johnny1293582
Member since:
Jul 04 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Too many to list....and such a true statement.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Other:
Expert
DJ:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Dobro:
Moderate
Steel guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I play the cheapest Squire basses and guitars I can find. I love taking cheap shitty guitars, tweaking them, and making them sound amazing (and a good amp and some effects helps too). I have a 5 piece electric/hybrid Ludwig kit with triggers, Sabian cymbals, Ludwig Atlas double bass pedal set up, and Ludwig and DW hardware. I have a full pa and lights (JBL powered subs, QSC and Mackie powered tops and monitors, Touchmix mixer). Recording equipment (digital and analog). Sonar, Protools, Ableton, and the good ol reel-to-reel. Depending on what develops musically, in a live situation, I would like to be able to have the band run into the board, and from the board into Protools, do some more eq'ing and shaping on the sound (set up and save your scenes for specific venues), maybe add a little plate reverb on the drums, a good compressor plugin to tighten up the bass, maybe tweak the guitars and vocals in Melodyne, and add a really great pre-Amp plugin. Then out of the DAW straight to the mains (monitor mixes are pretty easy to mix off the Touchmix with an IPad). My philosophy has always been: It doesn't matter how great you think you are, or how good you think you sound at practice, or even in the monitor mix on stage, if it sounds like crap out front, then the audience will think you suck!