Jon Forgeron
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SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

My name is Jon Forgeron, and I am a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer from the suburbs of Chicago. I grew up around music; my parents both sang and played instruments, and I picked up the sticks and started drumming as a young boy. Around the time I was 13, I started strumming out some power chords on my Dad's acoustic and wrote my first song. When high school began, I picked up the keyboard, and my songwriting kicked up a notch as a result. I began to work on a batch of songs and gathered together an EP worth of material. Later in my high school career, I began drumming for a few local bands and played around the local metal scene. After 2018 however, I switched gears and focused more work on my solo material; during this time, I learned tons about recording, sound engineering, and music production. During the pandemic, I began studying at a local community college and immersed myself in learning about the history, theory, and practice of music.

I always try to make time to practice and grow as a musician every day, and have a wealth of songs written. If you want to jam, I'm open to set something up, so don't be afraid to shoot me a text or email. Thanks for reading, and I hope to make some music with you soon!

Email: jforgeronmusic (at) g mail . com

Screen name:
Jon Forgeron
Member since:
May 01 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Deftones, Radiohead, Meshuggah, Hum, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Slipknot, KoRn, Pantera, Tool, A Perfect Circle, My Ticket Home, Chevelle, Megadeth, Kendrick Lamar, John Coltrane, Pink Floyd, Mobb Deep, Helmet, Rage Against The Machine, The Contortionist, Alice In Chains, Liturgy, Weyes Blood, The Beatles, Knocked Loose, The Beach Boys, Metallica, Duke Ellington, Ras Kass, A Tribe Called Quest, Smashing Pumpkins, Chon, Quicksand, Cynic, Darke Complex, Opeth, Code Orange, Animosity, Black Sabbath, Blood Youth, Breaking Benjamin, Glassjaw, Bullet For My Valentine, Cane Hill, Car Bomb, Cocteau Twins, Converge, Polyphia, Dream Theater, Jane's Addiction, Joji, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Dizzy Gillepsie, Igor Stravinsky, Massive Attack, Mastodon, My Bloody Valentine, Northlane, Palms, Ocean Grove, Poppy, Gojira, Porcupine Tree, Queen, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys, Jonathan Davis, Flaw, Staind, Counterparts, Animals As Leaders, Red, Serj Tankian, Cryptopsy, 2Pac, Aretha Franklin, Cold, TrustCompany, Dr. Dre, Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Steven Wilson, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The D.O.C., Papa Roach, Johnny Cash, Kanye West, Reveille, Vein, VCTMS, Johann Sebastian Bach, Slayer, Napalm Death, Nirvana, Neurosis, Damageplan, Lokella, The Who, Mac Miller, Nothingface, Scars On Broadway, Sianvar, Rest Repose, Jimi Hendrix, Taproot, Eminem, Daughters, Motorhead, Islander, Shpongle, Ari Hoenig, Incubus, Miss May I, Uboa, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sevendust, Janus, Aphex Twin, Immortal Technique, Silent Planet, Faith No More, Wage War, Spite, Of Mice And Men, Earshot, Sworn In, Miles Davis, Soundgarden, Suicide Silence, Thom Yorke, N.W.A., Soulfly, Emarosa, Mudvayne, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, David Bowie, Nas, The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Cure, Vincente Void, and more

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate
DJ:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Aria Pro II ZZ Deluxe, Samson Graphite 49 MIDI controller, TASCAM 2488 Mixer, Drive CD200, Dean Vendetta 7-string, Presonus Eris studio monitors, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, AKG K52 headphones, BOSS Micro BR80, MXL 990 condenser microphone, EV dynamic microphone, a laptop with Reaper and Pro Tools First, parts of an old Ludwig drum set (hoping to purchase a new one soon), and an assortment of cables, stands, picks, wires, and VST plugins