Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard.


RAVENWEST band,needs talented,progressive,arty musicians. BASSIST and DRUMMER



RAVENWEST is progressive rock,jazz group. We started as a cover band in 2002 and have done over 1700 shows. We went all original in 2014.
Unfortunately the cover band musicians we were using before, aren't fitting the format of all original progressive band. We need a new bassist and drummer.

TAKE NOTE: Our group is very much influenced and structured like a modern,high energy LED ZEPPELIN,mixed with the jazzy elements of STEELY DAN and the jam element of PHISH.

MUSICIANS: We currently have:

1) An opera and jazz trained vocalist,lyricist,poet.
2) A multi keyboardist,
3) Myself,Marko, a Conservatory trained ,multistylistic guitarist . Degrees in classical guitar,masters degree in Composition. (Doubles on keyboard,mandolin,singing)
4)A world percussionist who teaches African percussion at Old Town School Of Music

STUDIO: We have in Midlothian a full recording and practice studio,with drums,amps,state of the art recording equipment,P.A. Systems,etc. Completely self contained.

MANAGEMENT: We have two Agents,ready to promote and line RAVENWEST up behind national acts coming through Chicago lands area.

CDs: We have nearly two full all original - Cds recorded,with charts for bass.

.INFLUENCES: YES,Genesis,Zeppelin,Weather Report,Steely Dan,Phish,Rush,ELP,Tull,Tori Amos,Pat Metheny.etc


SOUND SAMPLES FOR ORIGINALS: s://m./ravenwestband/?ref=bookmarks


BASSIST: Who can read basic chord charts and tablature,( Cmaj7,Dmin7b5,G dom13.etc ) Can do some funk jazz as well as rock and metal ,loves rock and jazz equally!

DRUMMER: A drummer versed both in rock and jazz. Likes to do a lot of improvisation. Not just a beat box, "in the pocket" player , but more open to experimenting and fluid ,jazzy embellishments

REHEARSALS:We want to do at least three rehearsals monthly. We like to do a lot of improvisation in our playing. Work up two solid hours then gig. Reord,gig,record,gig,record,gig,etc

DISCLAIMER: Prefer to work with musicians not in other bands as the pragmatism of booking gets to complicated.
(No Trump supporters please. We are not a political group,yet we are very arty ,left leaning folks. It just doesn't mix.We've tried. Lol???? )
Please no jobbers or those who need gigs immediately. We want to take the time to finesse a top rate live show .

If you absolutely love music,gigging,jamming and recording and want to do something new,and out of the conventional hum drum ,cookie cutter band format,then RAVENWEST might be for you.

Call or text if interested. 708 209 7470
Email: ravenwestbandoutlook

"Weirdness sells..be true to yourself at all costs.....break the mold"

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 12 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
57 years


Led Zeppelin,YES,Genesis,Phish,Pat Metheny,Tori Amos,Rush,John Scofield,Weather Report,Dream Theatre,ELP,,Steely Dan.

Members Of Band

Kristin Strand; Vocals,flute, percusision,poet
Mark Edwards MM. ; Multistylistic guitar,keyboards,vocals,composer
Roberto Clemens: Drummer
Taylor Michaels: World percussionist


Full practice and recording studio with TAMA drum set