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.

ABOUT

I'm located in the Philadelphia area, raised in the Western Suburbs.. I have fun with New Wave and melodic Goth genres, and anything else that's haunting. I learned Viola when I was four, and could read the staff before the written word. While taking lessons for this, I also got familiar with piano as a supplemental instructional tool to teach theory. My affair with that instrument came to an end early in third grade when I broke my arm (consequently, this is also why I can't write cursive well). I continued studying theory independently for three years, and when I graduated into middle school (sixth grade), I joined the school band and piked up the alto saxophone. I demonstrated much talent with this instrument and quickly found myself accepted into the competition jazz band, where I moved from alto to tenor sax, and the district orchestra, where I played baritone sax. I continued these instruments into high school, where I added soprano sax to my list, performing award-winning solos in a nationally competing group. As the freshman year of my high school education continued, I became more of an outcast, and was increasingly persecuted by the marching band in which I was required to enroll for my cultural upbringing (I suppose you could say I'm a second generation Goth) and lack of theistic principles. I felt I had little choice but to withdraw from my formal studies, and began teaching myself stringed instruments, eventually learning under the tutelage of my father. I became a very competent guitarist, and applied my decades of training in theory to learn bass guitar. I've been in a small number of bands during adulthood, but none experienced success due to drug addiction. I've developed a bit of a poor taste for joining and subsequently performing with musicians altogether as I really desire to keep addictive destructive substances out of my life.

Screen name:
MaestusEremita
Member since:
Mar 22 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tony Levin, Mike Dirnt, The Birthday Massacre, Darling Violetta, The Divine Madness, Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Tears for Fears, Demona Mortiss, NIN, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths, CHIASM, The Crüxshadows, The Dresden Dolls, Peter Gabriel, Green Day, Sarah McLachlan, Rasputina, Tori Amos, Blutengel, Switchblade Symphony, Type O Negative, Zombina and the Skeletones...

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Violin:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Johnson JB-24F-NA Deep Body Fretless Jumbo Bass; ESP Ltd F-54 (4-string); Ampeg 1x12 35w Bass Combo Amp; Zoom G2.1u Effects Processor; MXR Ten-Band EQ Preamp pedal.

MUSIC