SEEKING

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.

ABOUT

Lead guitarist. I can add a lot to different kind of projects - particularly it seems backing female vocalists. Very experienced in performance and in working within a group - interested in quality and meaningful material, committed and friendly bandmates. Genre fairly unlimited if the feeling is right - background is in classic rock, early on some classical and jazz, and I'm a solid jammer. Vids on this page give a fair slice of my playing and tone mostly w/ a mellow folk/rock cover band (Montana Soul). Just back from Portland area where I've been mostly for a few years percolating.

Time for something new. I'm really not now so interested in playing 70s classic rock or Dead covers for the oldsters. Lets do the hidden gems or something original and mind-meld and come up with a whole new thing. It's all been done - lets see what plays through us now. Have a dayjob but paying gigs are just fine - as musicians should be paid decently. No limits and ultimately no rules once we get off the ground, and I like it when they dance.

I learn and come up quickly with new ideas and patterns and would rather feel unbounded from hero-worship of guitar solos drilled into our brains - while looking for the groove that isn't the noodle. Lol. I could do very well in some kind of modern alternative psychedelic band like Tame Impala if you have the vision as a songwriter/singer. Looking for rapport more than for instant gigs - to explore and then develop something musically inspiring.

Screen name:
kenoflife
Member since:
Aug 15 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

yes

actually not so much "Yes" - thoroughly burnt out on them by the time I went to college. But I could imagine doing a cover of something progressive from that era like "Utopia Theme Song".

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I have what I need to sound good - varied amps in the 20-35 watt range, 3 electrics, acoustic, lapsteel, effects, mics..

MUSIC