SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Singer (lead, solo, or accompanist), and electric or acoustic guitar (rhythm or lead); plus (limited) hand percussion. My primary instrument is my voice; after that I am a very good guitarist (I don't just strum, I articulate ... which means that I know, or will find, the notes within the chords that distinguish the song you want played); I can also take lead breaks, where appropriate AND always add fills that enhance the song.

***Important note about the Hartford County Music Scene ***
If you're looking for a "walk on" musician in the CT music scene, please be aware that they're likely to cost you more than your entire band takes in in one night: It is a sad FACT, unfortunately, that the Hartford music scene is actually more sparse on talent than we'd all like: If you think about how players know the songs that they do, you'll recognize that they master the ones they like; after that, they learn others as they work in overlapping projects. Which means that, even after years of playing, there are quite simply very many songs that are not in a given musician's repertoire. In the Hartford / New Haven / Springfield / Waterbury areas it's ambitious to hope to have a "walk on" ... Those musicians work in recording studios in NY or LA, and would (should) expect to get 95% of the nights earnings, because they are that much better than we believe we are.

My point, with this last comment is: REHEARSALS and PRACTICES ARE IMPORTANT ... This means that you don't just bang out a song, and decide after one take whether to keep it or move on ... You HAVE TO WORK ON IT for a few tries BEFORE you reject it.

Screen name:
mario19550501
Member since:
Aug 23 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My preference is rock music from the 60's, 70's, 90's, & 50's; but my background includes pop and show tunes going all the way back to the 1920's. There are many songs that I am familiar with, as I have an extensive collection of recordings that I have listened to innumerable times. However, I have NOT been in enough projects to have played ALL those songs. So, if you are interested in adding me to your project, please provide me with a complete list of your expected repertoire. ***Important*** I am a very FAST learner; so if I don't know a song in your repertoire, we only need to rehearse those songs a few times, and I will be ready to gig with you ... But I need to take the time to prepare those songs WITH your band.

***Important note about the Hartford County Music Scene ***
If you're looking for a "walk on" musician in the CT music scene, please be aware that they're likely to cost you more than your entire band takes in in one night: It is a sad FACT, unfortunately, that the Hartford music scene is actually more sparse on talent than we'd all like: If you think about how players know the songs that they do, you'll recognize that they master the ones they like; after that, they learn others as they work in overlapping projects. Which means that, even after years of playing, there are quite simply very many songs that are not in a given musician's repertoire. In the Hartford / New Haven / Springfield / Waterbury areas it's ambitious to hope to have a "walk on" ... Those musicians work in recording studios in NY or LA, and would (should) expect to get 95% of the nights earnings, because they are that much better than we believe we are.

My point, with this last comment is: REHEARSALS and PRACTICES are IMPORTANT ... This means that you don't just bang out a song, and decide after one take whether to keep it or move on ... You HAVE TO WORK ON IT for a few tries BEFORE you reject it.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Banjo:
Beginner
Mandolin:
Beginner
Clarinet:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, microphones, P/A mixer + amp + monitors, guitar amps, keyboard amp, 63-key electronic keyboard, various hand percussion instruments ...

MUSIC