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


Have a very busy job and family life however really interesting in getting back into a band / jamming regularly if it can work out. Available mainly on the weekends, however can potentially do something every other week during the week if local. Just trying to balance.... Optimally would love to play out once a month every couple months.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 04 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


Grew up on Metal and Rock however in the mid 80s discovered Alternative + Modern Rock and that has been my core musical passion ever since. Love the Lemonheads, The Cure, Buffalo Tom, Replacements, Jeff Buckley, The Smiths, The Posies, Bon Iver, Nada Surf, Catherine Wheel, Dinosaur Jr., Editors, Foo Fighters. Like many of the newer Indie artists as well just too many to list. At the end of the day I would like to make and play meaningful music but also have fun in the process. Not looking for a record contract.

Contact me at jbenzaia at msn

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


SWR Triad cabinet, Hartke Head, ESP F-5E Bass