SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I was a very active member of a few local bands in the early to mid 1990's. I’ve played straight rock, alternative (when that meant something a little different), punk and all sorts of hybrid mixtures of sounds, but life, and jobs and family became priorities for quite some time. A very rare story right? I've always dabbled, written and recorded, at least for the last 16 years or so. I'm now 44 years old, I have a decent sized studio for live jamming and a separate room for production, as well as a vocal booth and some equipment: PA, mic stands, mics (I will purchase more mics if a band comes together), recording equipment and software. I a lot of material that I want to finish and arrange.

I can play the guitar and bass to the extent that I need to chord out my compositions. I've noodled out guitar leads on lot of my songs, but I consider a lot of what I've done as placeholders up until this point. My lack of playing ability has kept me from fully developing these into the songs I want to write. I am looking for people, (or maybe just one person to start), to collaborate with. I have about 21 songs that are well formed, and there are untold numbers song parts we can draw from as well.

Even though I have material that I want to complete, I'm excited and willing to work on material that you bring to the table as well. I’m looking for an equitable collaboration. Your priorities are important as well. I'm a decent signer with, what I would consider a unique high baritone voice. I can see playing out at some point, but that's looking further ahead than I'm at. My priorities are putting together some original songs that we can be proud of.

My songwriting, playing, singing...etc, styles defy my own categorizations. I’ve tried, and I'm not good at figuring out what I sound like. The best way to see if there's a good vibe, and whether we want to work together, is to connect. Lets meet for coffee somewhere and play our songs for each other.

Talent is great, I appreciate it, but that's not the quality I'm interested it. I think good songs can be made with three chords and some guts. I really am looking for someone who wants to create, has a vision, loves music and is a good person. I'm not interested in forming a cover band. I'll play covers live, but they have to be something we do because we love to play. I can practice most nights of the week, and I bring absolutely no drama, to this. Drama and infighting is the last thing I want at this point in my life. So, if you’re ego-driven, you have stars in your eyes, or you really need to have the final say in everything, then I’m not the person you want to work with. If you’re creative, collaborative, love music, and are looking for a new project, we should talk.

Screen name:
joshua1152027
Member since:
Sep 04 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Mudhoney, Janes Addiction, Love Battery, Pixies, Rev. Horton Heat, Screaming Females, Shannon and the Clams, The Dwarves, Fink, The Fade Aways, Pimus, The Raincoats, Superchunk, The Young Fresh Fellows, Faith No More (with Chuck Mosely and Mike Patton), Dead Kennedys, Big Black, The Joy Formitable, Jawbreaker, Sun House, P.J. Harvey, Howlin' Wolfe, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Leadbelly, SRV, Siouxie and the Banshees, Tool, The Swans, Black Flag, Violent Femmes, King Missle, Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Black Keys, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Operation Ivy, Huskerdue, The Who, The Stones, The Doors, Iggy and the Stooges, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, Lue Reed, David Bowie, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Mary Wells, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgereled, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, The Supremes, All, Desposible Heros of Hypocrisy, Public Enemy, Tribe Called Quest, Lauren Hill (her first album), James Brown, Voodoo Glow Skull, Skankin' Pickel, The Nashville Pussy, North Mississippi All-stars, Hank Williams, Hank III, All, The Oh Sees, Fugazi, Massive Attack, Bad Brains Television, The Seldem Scene, American Freight Train Riders, Victims Family, X, Ramones, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Etta James, Duke Elington, Sly and the Family Stone, Shellac, No Means No, The Jesus Lizard, Muddy Waters, Mission of Burma, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker, 13th Floor Elevator, MC5, Frank Zappa, The Police,
These are just the ones from right on top of the brain, there's so many more.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Carvin PA System, Recording Setup: Studio One4, Basses, Acoustic, Gibson SG, Gretch Semihollow, Fender Telecaster, Strat, Lap Steel Blackstar Cub40 Guitar Amp, Fender Bassman Bass amp., 16 channel digital mixer/interface, headphone mixers, 20 different mics, guitar pedals, headphones...everything we would need to track, mix and master a final product.

MUSIC