mark hethfeld
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Cello.

ABOUT

i like many genres especially psychedelic and middle eastern, jazz, hip-hop, funk, RnB, soul, jazzy electronica, samba, bossa nova, and brit-style pop. basically anything beautiful and melodically interesting. but that does not preclude playing some politically charged punk. I have a fundamental understanding of theory but dont sight read. I like to listen to other musicians and use intuition to find a cooperative group chemistry to write and record songs together. im not the typical front-man personality but will sing if thats needed to flesh out the mix. I have a good kit for playing and recording and can hold it together comfortably while playing softly or pound out more powerful parts. i enjoy the dynamic role that drums can play in the writing and arrangement of songs. i can play some of the other instruments a little bit but dont want to represent myself as very proficient on those, although previously I've managed to contribute synth, bass and guitar parts to some material which, even after the passage of time is still engaging and beautiful, when it comes to live performance though, you'd most likely want me on the kit. contact me at 1200haftongmx

Screen name:
mark hethfeld
Member since:
Nov 17 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Steely Dan, Dukes of Stratosphear / XTC, Rush, Trip Shakespeare, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Yes, Gil, Joao and Astrud Gilberto, Cal Tjader, seminal Sparks, Queen, Chicago, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Michael Franks, E.L.O., King Missile, Pharcyde, Outkast, Diggable Planets, Groove Collective, Stereolab, Donovan, Electric Prunes, Pretty Things, Kinks, Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, Elliot Smith, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Heatmiser, Heatwave, Quasi, Oranger, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Green, Duke Ellington, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses Nat King Cole Trio, Bill Evans, Hank Williams Sr. Johnny Cash, Flaming Lips,..etc.... There, that oughtta narrow it down a little bit. Ive played with various bands/acts including ones which could be described as country, loud power-pop-punk, psychedelic , song-writery ensembles, anarcho-jazz, brit-pop, electro-jazz, funky disco, american rock,a greek band, bass in a middle-eastern improv ensemble, and various others.

EQUIPMENT

drums, acoustic and electric guitar, a couple of 58s.

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