jsmith2500
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I played professionally in the past and I play mostly for fun now. I would rather write originals. My most recent endeavor was an acoustic duo (I played the guitar with a singer) and before that I did some heavy writing in the EDM genre with a someone in a group called Azurelah. I decided I missed playing an instrument and wanted to start writing something that was a little more organic. I have a pretty nice home studio and would like to put it to some good use. I definitely write with a darker style but would like try and break out of that every now and then. I have played both keys and guitar all my life with keys being my main instrument. I have switched to guitar as my main and have been diligently practicing jazz. I am open to all types of music but I would like to experiment with guitar with a progressive type rock/jazz fusion-ish group. I would still like to do an acoustic duo thing also. All that said I, reggae and funk are other styles of music I love. Reggae/funk influenced jazz/rock progressive fusion band?

Screen name:
jsmith2500
Member since:
Nov 24 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
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

Too many to list so I'll use a range...
Instruments - From Jon Lord to Oscar Peterson, and from Joe Pass to Steve Vai.
Writer - Sheryl Crow, Trent Reznor, Rage Against the Machine, Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, Frank Zappa, Queen, Mozart, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis...(etc.)

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Roland JUNO-DS88, Yamaha -105B Digital Piano, American Deluxe Fender Stratocaster (HSH), Fender Standard Stratocaster (modified), Fender Standard Jazz Bass (modified), Ibanez AS153, Yamaha CPX1000 Acoustic Guitar, Michael Kelly 5 String Acoustic Bass, VOX AC10C1 (modified), Boss Katana Artist, Ampeg Micro-VR Stack, TC Electronics Nova System, variety of mics, home studio (Sonar Platinum, Ableton Live, Reason).

MUSIC