SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Cello.

ABOUT

Hello everyone, I hope all is in a good way with you. I am a bassist, songwriter, and recording artist as well as a multi-instrumentalist but, I am and always will be a bassist first.

I have been searching for a Female singer/songwriter for over a year and a half to form a duo with me. I've met a few possibles but things didn't work out. This passion is STILL very strong with me and I will continue my search but until I find her, I will continue writing and recording my music.

If any Female singer/songwriters are interested in forming a duo with me, please go to my website and read in detail who I'm searching for and what I'd like to create and build. I had all this info here on my Bandmix profile but I'm thinking that it was way too much and not many wanted to read it all.

While you're there you can listen to more of my music previews and read my music History and bio.

josephblackfeathermusic.com/Searching

Also, if anyone needs a studio bassist or if you'd like to collaborate on music together, let's talk.

Screen name:
JosephBlackfeather
Member since:
Nov 03 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The top four influences and those I've learned from throughout my life as a musician

Stanley Clarke (Jazz bass soloist)
Steve Fossen (bassist and co-founder of Heart)
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)

Even though I was (still) a metal head during most of my life. I have since grown and expanded my taste and styles in music.

For years I have enjoyed many types of music such as Jazz, Cultural/World, New Age, Classical (chamber), Acoustical, Instrumental.

I also like going to classical music concerts, operas, musicals, plays. What I'm into and have been for a while are groups and individuals such as:

My top four favorite Female singer/songwriters:

Rachael Yamagata (soul sister and friend)
Fiona Apple
Tracy Bonham
Amy Winehouse

Other singer/songwriter I like and listen to:

Diana Krall
Lacey Sturm
Sara Bareilles
Kendra Morris
Amy Lee
Heather Christie
Jena Kraus
Tina Malia
Shannon Hoon
Matthew Bellamy

Other styles and music I enjoy listening to:

Jaco Pastorius (bassist)
Marcus Miller (solo bassist)
Muse
Massive Attack
Enigma
Cocteau Twins
Dream Theater
Keiko Matsu (pianist)
Paul Schwartz (composer)
Julia Kent (solo cellist)
Rachel Mercer (cellist)
Blind Melon (Shannon Hoon days)
Kings X
Radiohead
Stereophonics
Milky Chance
David Sandborn (jazz songwriter)

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Piano:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

- 5-string Ibanez bass, 4-string Ibanez bass, 4-string Dean bass,
Dean acoustic bass, 8-string ESP bass.
- Acoustic B200 Mark-II, Acoustic B20, Fender 75
- Pedalboard: (for my electric basses) Graphic Equalizer and
Bass Chorus.... (for my acoustic bass) Bass Flange, Crybaby
-Boss RC-300 Loop Station (still learning this one haha)

Other instruments I have and play (not my primary) used for my recordings only.
- Ibanez acoustic guitar
- Epiphone electric guitar
- Yamaha keyboard
- Doumbek drum
- Cedar flute (G)

I also have stage scaffolding with multiple lighting and a small control board that I set up on the side of the stage and was running while performing.

MUSIC