Mark1152197
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Band to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica.

ABOUT

Lead guitarist who knows many musicians. I'm seriously into doing a Skynyrd Tribute Band, if I had the right frontman and board player. I know I can find a second guitar which is a must! This is the time with only one other band out there doing this in the Chicago area. They're pros, but so am I. If you're going to do a Tribute Band and do it any justice, you have to play the part. You can't go up there looking like this a sideline "thing for fun." This would be a departure from what I've done years. But this band has no peers. Skynrd was so original and with maybe a couple exceptions, It's not "gutter music" lyrically speaking. I never gave them a serious enough look before. But now I am. This would be a band that came as close as possible without 3 girls doing backing vox's or a 3 man horn section as in the "Farewell Concert Movie." As much as I love music, that's just too many mouths to feed in today's club scene, [which the goals are more CASINOS and FESTIVALS. This would be a PRO-SHOW!!!

I would look to form an "Original Christian Edgy Rock Band"too. Long time musicians but need people who aren’t afraid to talk about Christ. And do their best to show up. Only rehearse 1 day a week. I want to gig and record if we’re writing strong songs. I have no desire to cover Praise and Worship songs. I want people to love the music and earn the respect to share with people that normally hear F-Bombs every other syllable. I personally don’t drink. I know I don’t want to stumble anyone who's struggling but it's a fact of life. Not a deal breaker in any sense I just want to go out and just play in the scene I came out from and be better than good. The church has failed at going OUT to lost in the scene that I was apart of until 1989. I was in a band called MINDS EYE. Anyone who knows me knows I’m serious and responsible.

Screen name:
Mark1152197
Member since:
Dec 12 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I write many styles. I prefer hard rock and old school metal and if the right singer of the two I have in mind are willing, that will determine the route I take. I’ve also played acoustic stuff with a woman who was a 3rd runner up for a Dove Award. We don’t want to be Stryper but more hard rock. If I don’t have boards, I would want a second guitar. I was into anything from Priest to Journey to the Doobie Brothers to Whitesnake when I was only doing secular stuff. Loved bands that could crossover like Switchfoot was able to. I've been thinking about Southern Rock or Edgier Country that was made all the rage by Dan Huff, the lead guitarist of the Christian hard rock/ some metal band WHITEHEART. He's the man who changed the sound of country and gave it "edge with a twang." Incredible producer and lead guitarist.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

More than we need. I have a 1000 sq ft finished rehearsal space with a full PA. I still may come with a pro-drummer. But this isn’t a game. It is about the music we love to play but with a message that I won’t have to stand before God someday and explain how I justified singing most of the music out there. This is NOT for the a Christian who thinks we have no business in a club. We have more responsibility to be there. But the message a band like Creed who went double diamond playing songs that were obviously about God. Regardless of the problems the band eventually had, truth is truth. But if you're a player, and people see more Christ in you than they would see in a Hillsong, then we have an opportunity to share God’s love and saving grace. That's what it's about.