SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.

ABOUT

I'm 29 years old and play the harmonica as my main instrument. I am an endorsed artist for Seydel Harmonicas. I play professionally and have performed in hundreds of venues and with many artists and tour nationally. I played over 150 shows a year with t bands Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers. I also work with guitarist Matthew Stubbs. I also work as a sideman. I'm currently competing in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. I currently have a solo album in the works for 2019 that was Just recorded. I'm always looking for good musicians to collaborate with, If you wanna jam or record hit me up!

Screen name:
Matt Charles
Member since:
Sep 25 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

My biggest influences are Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, The Beatles, RL. Burnside, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Pink Floyd, Yardbirds, Jack White, Black Keys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led ZeppelinI could go on and on......

Instrument experience:

Harmonica:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I usually play harmonica through a 1972 Shure 520sl green bullet mic or a 1940's Astatic JT-30 through 59' Fender Bassman reissue. I will use an SM-57 with a volume control into an amp for Lovewhip. I use a lone wolf harp train amp for smaller gigs. I use several effects pedals to add some uniqueness to my tone.

MUSIC