MattPhillips
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Looking for beginner/intermediate level guitarist/drummer/singer friends.

Looking to play in Chicago and/or surrounding suburbs and regionally in the Midwest (something like 2 shows a month, get together to jam/practice/songwrite for a few hours 1 day week) and also keep practicing on our own to work on our technical skills.

In an actual band, it would be good if everybody in the band could contribute some way creatively so that it's more of a collaborative thing (bounce ideas around etc) and in other non creative band endeavors (the business side of the band).

I figure you can either wait until you've reached the top of your skills to start playing with other people, or work on your skills together and reach some goals collectively and get the experience of playing with other musicians. Age isn't that important. It's about similar goals, drive. and good communication.

This would be an opportunity to grow as musicians and hangout and talk music. Perfect abilities aren't necessary (I'm still learning a lot myself!). Working towards improvement is enough, and I'd like to reach the skill level of a thrash/death metal bassist (that's the ultimate goal--still working on the BPM though!).

I'd really like to create a specific vision--something that has a framework to work within, but can still be open to innovation and experimenting, that everyone can excited about, and that we can share with each other and others by creating music, releasing music, and playing some live shows.

I would even be interested in being part of a mostly studio only band (just self releasing albums) and making some cool and unique albums, EPs or songs.

I'm also willing collaborate electronically. I'm straight-edge but it isn't an issue if you have a few beers (just nothing out of control). No "hard drugs"... Mmm.. quotes.

I'd like to do originals eventually to play out live (notice I said eventually, don't want to get ahead of myself here) but we can definitely hone up our skills/craft with covers and practice together if we get along good (this is honestly my priority first and foremost and should come first before anything else).

With that said,I'd like to play out live soon as we're realistically good enough. Also, please no "hey man tryout for my band bullsh*t"; friends first, then band talk). Any project that I'm involved in I want to be able to creativity contribute something towards--not interested in just being a hired gun/follower, and course I want cool people that are easy to hang out with and have fun--since music is supposed to be fun, lol.

About an hour travel distance would be the max for me.

Doom, Thrash, Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk/Rock (not into metalcore for the most part though--just personally not a big fan).

Let's kick some ass and have fun.

Get in touch matthew 91p yah-oo . com

Matt

Screen name:
MattPhillips
Member since:
Oct 03 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
3
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I like quite a wide range of music styles (not everything, but still enough stuff) such as heavy metal, rock, rockabilly, reggae

Bands I really enjoy listening to include: Abigail Williams, Dimmu Borgir, Of Monsters And Men, Foster The People, Arcade Fire, Lacuna Coil, Acid Witch, Hooded Menace Linkin Park, Metallica, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Green Day, Dethklok, Down,The Cramps,The Birthday Massacre, The Reverend Horton Heat, The Misfits, Ray Charles,Devildriver, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse,Death, Lionize, Motorhead, Royal Crown Revue, Skeleton Witch, Suffocation,Clutch,Creature Feature, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Ghoul, Black Sabbath, Astrud Gilberto, Twenty One Pilots, Elvis,Danzig, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Mushroomhead, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, KoRn, Disturbed, God Module, Job For a Cowboy, Havok,etc.

Other things that I'm interested to help you get a better idea of the type of stuff I'm into: Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Art.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Beginner
Lead Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Stage presence & and headbanging.

All good sounding gear (fretted, and fretless).

Gary Holt Signature Guitar.

Jim Root Strat.

Effects and effects pedal boards.

Have solid transportation.

No issues. Don't drink or anything else.

Can also come up with song titles, lyrics, and other conceptual ideas.