Mark1152197
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Just a guy who has played many years and is a lifer. I’ve played music since I was in 2nd grade having played in front of people the first time in 4th grade.
I had a band that had a record deal offered to us back in the “olden days”of 1986. Elektra Records made an offer after we got on “The Tape” at the New Music Seminar in New York. It wasn’t a good deal and we walked. Since then I’ve not been trying to get out there much as a result of a failed neck surgery that really was a “sucker punch” for quite a long time. But I’m the CHRISTIAN side of things I’ve played acoustically with Debbie K who was a 3rd Runner up for a Dove Award which is the Christian equivalent of a Grammy.
I’ve also played with a singer, Erik Shelling who is the new frontman for the Christian Metal Band SACRED HEART. These are one of the best bands in the genre and still draw big in Europe. He’s is one of the best talents to come out of the CHICAGO area. They are releasing a new record soon. My band that had a deal offered to us was called MINDS EYE and was secular. That was a lifetime ago but I’ve played with a drummer who has jammed with George Lynch who Id still likely be with if he hadn’t moved for California.

Screen name:
Mark1152197
Member since:
Dec 12 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I write many styles. I prefer hard rock and old school metal but what I write or play has everything to do with what the singers abilities are and limitations. I have down that I sing back ups. I did and hope that I’ll get it back because it’s important to me but I’m getting ready to go to a vocal coach to relearn how to sing with power without losing my pitch. I have a titanium cage in my neck which has hopefully only temporarily limited what I can do.
I’ve also write a lot acoustic stuff that can be done cut down with just an acoustic or built up into full band songs. I prefer to be more hard rock than metal if I end up in a band gig unless the singer has some powerful pipes. 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. Just want to be professional in the way we present things and in the way things are performed.

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. in my Homer Glen home. More than I can list.