Luftmensch
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

I moved to Pittsburgh in June. I am an experienced songwriter, who plays guitar and bass, and have several releases in a variety of formats, and plenty of live experience.

I'm hoping to put together a dark, female-fronted lounge band to play modern smokey torch songs, dirges and laments. A little noisy, a little dangerous. Not afraid to improvise. Touchstones include Marlene Dietrich, Françoise Hardy, Nico, Marianne Faithfull, Eartha Kitt and Grace Jones. I'm looking to play primarily original music, but also want to cherry pick some choice covers for re-interpretation.

Don't want to dictate the exact line-up, but I'd love to hear from any vocalists, guitarists, percussionists, keyboardists, horns or string players who find this idea intriguing. Recording is the short-term goal, but I also want to be ready to start gigging whenever that again becomes feasible.

The music included in my profile is from a few of my past projects, which were admittedly more "mainstream" rock and Americana, but you can hear how I was drifting in this direction for a while.

Contact me via Bandmix or at luftmensch11@gmail.com

Screen name:
Luftmensch
Member since:
Apr 08 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
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

Marlene Dietrich, Françoise Hardy, Nico, Marianne Faithfull, Eartha Kitt, Grace Jones, Little Annie, Calexico, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Sonic Youth, James Chance, Dave Alvin, Scott Walker, Peggy Lee, Burt Bacharach, AMM, Albert Ayler, Ute Lemper, James Chance, Nina Simone, Ennio Morricone, American Music Club and the Cabaret soundtrack.

Instrument experience:

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

MUSIC