SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Writing and playing for the Engineered Society Project, an original metal band in the NW Houston area.

Our sound has been described as a hybrid of our Dio, Queensyche and Iron Maiden influences. I posted 2 of the songs from the Call to Arms CD here.

Visit the E.S.P. website at: www.engineeredsocietyproject.com (also available on iTunes, GooglePlay, and elsewhere) to hear the rest of the songs.

I've been writing and performing most of my life and I'm serious as hell when it comes to my music. I will not waste my time with drug addicts and d-bags. I had a record go gold in the 80's, then I retired for a number of years while I raised my family, but I kept writing music.

In 2010 I moved to Houston with my new wife to pick up my guitars and chase the dream one more time. I have two very active original music projects in the NW Houston area: my solo project of mellow guitar instrumental music and The Engineered Society Project (a.k.a. E.S.P.), an old-school 80's style heavy metal band. Not death metal, not thrash, just good old arena style, head-banging, melodic metal with a more mature message this time around. Hit us up! Find us on Facebook - Engineered Society Project - yeah, it's a mouthful, but we've got a lot to say.

I also wrote original music and performed with SawdustRoad, a progressive country/rock band which I co-founded with Michelle Brown and Bill Landrith, and whose debut CD won Modern Country Album of the Year at the 2016 Josie Music Awards in Nashville. They're up for another award this year for a song I wrote with them. High Mountain Preacher is nominated for 2017 Southern Rock Song of the Year.

Screen name:
lorenjaygough
Member since:
Jul 03 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

A wider variety than you'd think; from Ronnie James Dio and Iron Maiden to The Carpenters and John Denver. Yes, I'm serious!

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Lots. Way more than enough, yet always seem to be adding to it. Way back when I was in Megattack and I was known as Jake Ozlo, I landed an endorsement deal with Vengeance Guitars (Rick Stewart) who custom built me a fine axe that never goes out of tune or breaks a string no matter how hard I play her. She's meant for screaming metal. She's a heavy bitch with a solid mahogany body and carbon fiber wrapped neck but she's so fine and a real joy to play. Find Rick on Facebook or Google Vengeance Guitars and get one for yourself.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Sawdust Road at the Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

$8 Cover, opening band is SeventhSon