Matthew_Billman
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Bass, 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, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

New to the NYC area. Breaking in to the music scene, and in need of musicians - that's why I'm here. When not composing, I specialize in crossover/fusion music. My creative style is highly collaborative, fast paced, and intense, yet flexible - highly informed by improv/design schools of thought: ://dschool.stanford.edu/

My policy for collaborations is as follows: equal crediting on all published music videos, audio, or compositions/arrangements, as well as equal distribution of revenue generated thereby. All participating musicians in a gig get an equal portion of total event pay. Rule of thumb: equal distribution of everything.

From my website (matthewbillman):
"A diversified vocalist, Matthew Billman has been acclaimed nationwide as a classical crossover artist, musical theatre performer, and popular entertainer.

Matthew places his deep passion for musical eclecticism and the creative process at the forefront of his art – most recently, he completed a run of "Singed," a fully improvised three-act opera with the OperaWorks Advanced Artist Program in Los Angeles. In January of 2016 he began work on a new album of musical mashups featuring student musicians from Stanford and beyond.

In the realm of contemporary musical theatre, Matthew recently took home the 2015 NATS National Championship title. Last year's roles include Che (Evita), Phantom (Phantom of the Opera), and Jean Valjean (Les Misérables)."

Screen name:
Matthew_Billman
Member since:
Oct 10 2012
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Favorite Band: Snarky Puppy.

Classical Crossover: Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Lucio Dalla, Hayley Westenra

Other Crossover: Tuomas Holopainen, Marco Hietala, Muse, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Musical Theatre: Steven Pasquale, Aaron Tveit, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo Butz

Pop/Pop-esque: Herbie Hancock, Imogen Heap, Jason Mraz, Bjork, Ricky Martin, Michael Bolton

Classical: John Musto, Samuel Barber, John Cage, Eric Whitacre, Dimitri Shostakovich, Christopher Ruse

Other: Zucchero, Benoit Jutras

EQUIPMENT

Scarlet 6i6 pre-amp, Sterling Audio ST69 studio mic, Sure SM58 live mic, a couple small mixing boards, a lot of cables. One very heavy, not-so-mobile electric piano from the 90s.

MUSIC