matthew569075
CONTACT

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, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

My name is Matthew Baumgarten and I am 24 years old. I live in State College, PA and I am a vocalist seeking a full band. I played drums and sang lead and backup vocals in a hard rock/metal/metalcore band all throughout high school and also participated in a heavier metal/hardcore project for a few months last year. I really am just looking to get back on the scene and go out and play for people again. I love playing live, nothing beats that adrenaline rush. The main priority for me is to have fun while playing because what good is your music if you aren't enjoying what you're doing? My previous band were all best friends and we were having the times of our lives. That is a very important element of a band for me. Having fun at practice, hanging out outside of practice, hitting the bars after a gig, etc. I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh and have a good time, but I can also be very serious when it comes down to crunch time. I take my live performances very seriously as far as quality and preparedness, but love to enjoy my time on stage.

Screen name:
matthew569075
Member since:
Jan 15 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
13
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Avenged Sevenfold, Dream Theater, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet For My Valentine, Ghost B.C., Periphery, As I Lay Dying, Black Tide, Deftones, Eminem, Ghost Brigade, Metallica, Mastodon, AC-DC, Mercenary, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Five Finger Death Punch, Soilwork, Simple Plan, Texas In July, Trivium, Tenacious D, and many, many more.

EQUIPMENT

Drums, MacBook Pro, Potential Access to Pro Tools