Matt Leonard
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Guitarist and background vocalist looking to join a band or meet other musicians looking to start a band. I'd consider anything from a trio all the way up to a six piece band like the Foos. They're a great example of what would be fun for me: Playing anything from about 1965 to today that rocks.

Screen name:
Matt Leonard
Member since:
Dec 01 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I definitely lean more towards liking guitar-oriented tunes, and know that gigs will more likely involve playing more mainstream songs.
Personal favorites: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Police, Rush and Yes. Other bands that I like include AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Bad Company, The Beatles, The Cars, Coldplay, Collective Soul, Cream, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Foreigner, Genesis, Ghost, INXS, Journey, Muse, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Porcupine Tree, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, Styx, U2, Van Halen, and The Who. PLUS...I love 80s synth pop and alternative...Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, The Fixx, INXS, Tears for Fears...there's just too many many to list.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Two Strats, a Tele, a PRS CE22, a Charvel Pro Mod DK24 (my fav), and a Taylor acoustic...all through Line 6 Helix and Powercab 112+ that can model most any guitar amp or effect. (Why not sound close to the original recording that people know and love?) I'm working on a second, tube amp-based rig that is a little less complex. I'm not a virtuoso, but can pick up most songs by ear and, with practice, can cop some solos, too.