Lou Roi
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SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Cello, Drums, Electronic Music, Flute, Harp, Keyboard, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I am looking for an experimental project involving female vocals and instrumentation to target a specific style and genre of Progressive/Jazz music and/or Space Rock.

I enjoy suspenseful incidental music from old horror movies and TV shows - I am trying to incorporate '60s psychedelic Jazz with Horror and Spy music. Think Spiderman cartoon from the '60s with Hammer Horror films and the Outer Limits.

I would like to have a female vocalist that can play one or more instruments like Bass, Keyboard, Violin or Guitar so that the sound is not compromised. This will give the band more flexibility in what can be achieved in a live setting.

The actual instrumentation and personnel is not as important as just achieving a unique sound and being able to pull off that sound live.

This will evolve in to an Original endeavor but covers will come from influences like Yes, King Crimson, Gong, Hawkwind, Soft Machine, Stereo Lab, Portisehead and My Bloody Valentine. I envision a lot of instrumental moody passages, even playing well-known noir-type theme songs from old TV shows.

I am open to other sounds as well, like Space Rock and Ambient Electronic.

I can see a Hawkwind/Steve Hillage/GONG type of band, or, a Pulsar/Ash Ra Temple/SFF/Heldon sort of thing.

I am also open to a Portisehead/My Bloddy Valentine kind of band or a '60s Acid Blues/Psychedelic sound.

We will know what works once the people are assembled and playing music together.

The music has to be big and powerful.

My originals span all genres of music - please take a listen to see the possibility of directions we can take:

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Screen name:
LRoi
Member since:
Apr 04 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Age:
52 years

Influences

Soft Machine, Stereo Lab, My Bloody Valentine, Portisehead, Komeda, Mazzy Star, King Crimson

Members Of Band

I am not a band but I don't know how to change my profile to reflect that fact. I am a musician that is looking to form a band along the stated objectives. I am looking for like-minded people who are just as passionate to achieve a unique sound and image. I play guitar and keyboards and bass. I can even play trumpet if necessary but trumpet is certainly not a forte of mine.

EQUIPMENT

I have guitars and amps. I also have a keyboard that I use for recording and a Mellotron that doesn't work so well.

Update: In 2012, I sold the Mellotron and purchased a NORD Electro 3 for most of my keyboard work. Other keyboard work is accomplished with a Roland controller plugged in to a Roland MC-303.

I use a BOSS BR-8 for recording but I think it is on it's way out.

Update: I have recently upgraded to the BOSS BR-1600 and my productions sound better and are bigger.

MUSIC