joshleininger
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SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Drums, Lead Guitar, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I dabble in a lot of instruments, but I'm mainly an electric guitarist. I can effectively play lead, and rhythm well, and attempt to think outside the box when it comes to part writing. I currently front and produce my own solo project, but I would love to join a band and make some music with some other people to just have some fun and stretch myself creatively. Stylistically, I would fall into a few categories, mainly: post-rock, indie rock, and just straight up classic rock.

Screen name:
joshleininger
Member since:
Jan 05 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
6
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

To the core, my Dad would play Journey when I was young all of the time, so 80s-style guitar is subtly in my blood. Lincoln Brewster, although I'm not a super-shreddy player at all, was one of my biggest influences, and listening to him was the whole reason I got started. Nowadays, Andy Othling of Lowercase Noises has greatly impacted my playing. Taking on more intense effects, layering loops, and playing tastefully have been challenges I've taken on; and really any bands I'm listening to impact my playing. Some important names right now to me would be James Duke, Scott Mills of Colony House, Micheal Gungor, Joey Vannucchi of From Indian Lakes, and Drew Shirley of Switchfoot.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Live, I run digitally through a POD HD 500X. Not the most glamorous thing, but its super easy to run into a system, cheap, and gets the job done super well. My main guitar is a Schecter Diamond Series Damien Elite 6, which I love. It'll sing when you shred, but carries a unique sound when played quietly or with droning or other ambient effects. I also have a Luna acoustic with a built-in pick-up.