Matt Derrick
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SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion.

ABOUT

I am a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in lead vocals and rhythm guitar. My wheelhouse is throwback - Old soul, REAL blues, Southern-fried nasty... If I had my druthers, I'd record on reel to reel and press to vinyl. Right as I am finding my voice (and being told, "It's your time!"), I have also found another voice, a young lady I work with (who has a fella.... it ain't like that), and she is an Etta, a 9.8 to my 8.3. I have also found a REAL keys player, a piana player who can sing and write and be THE STAR, but just wants to be the keys guy. WE NEED:

1) A drummer, and not just ANY: A groove-solid, just a tiny bit behind the beat (Like, knows how to drag and not play with a damn metronome) BEAT master. HIP-HOP, FUNK, & JAZZ cats need apply!!! Metal, not so much...

2) A bassist. Think James Jamerson, Larry Graham, or Duck Dunn.

Screen name:
Matt Derrick
Member since:
Jul 28 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

So many... Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Stones, War, Wilson Pickett, Al Green, O.V. Wright, Howard Tate, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, C.C.R., The Band, Little Feat, Savoy Brown, Cream, Steppenwolf, Etta James, Dr. John, Aretha Franklin, Booker T. & The M.G.s, The Meters, Taj Mahal, Elmore James, Junior Walker & The All-Stars, Eddie Floyd, Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Ruth Brown, Junior Wells, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ray LaMontagne, J.J. Grey & Mofro, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph, The Redwalls, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys. Stax, Motown, Memphis, New Orleans.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Dobro:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

1975 Fender Telecaster Custom, Gibson Hummingbird, Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special, Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes, Boss Tremelo, Buddah Wah, Flinthill Dobro, 90 year old piano, Selmer Alto Sax, Gretsch Catalina Birch drums, Paiste Giant Beat hi-hats & crash, Sabian Memphis Ride, Shure mics, ONYX 1620i board, Digital Performer 7, iMac, and a comfortable, warm-tracking studio space.

MUSIC