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Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Upright bass.

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Upright Bassist and Drummer Wanted!

Practice space available in Williamsburg, Brooklyn weekly (free for you).

Guitarist/Songwriter seeking drums and bass for Max Jukes and the mp3, a traditional-inspired but high-energy rockabilly-inspired combo that incorporates the best elements of the genre and its influences. Not a '50s tribute/Happy Days/Sha Na Na thing, but loud, wild rockabilly, rock and roll, and gutbucket blues shouters, 50s R&B, and hillbilly bop.

Looking for a stripped-down but raw, primitive sound--drums can be as sparse as a snare/cymbal if need be...Tea chest bass? Cool. Just looking for a real, genuine traditional rockabilly/blues sound.

I've included a lot of influences below. HOWEVER: I have written many originals over the years, and am looking to perform them live and eventually record them. So--the intent here is not a cover band, but one that does mainly originals peppered here and there with well-chosen/fun covers.

Goal is to play paying gigs, rockabilly/roots festivals, and to eventually tour here and abroad if and when possible. Above all, though, the purpose is to have fun, go wild onstage and play that crazy heathen devil's music. Originals peppered with well-chosen covers. Have been a gigging and occasionally touring lead guitarist with a few bands for 20 years, now looking to get some kicks by trying something different. For more information, see the band's website, www.maxjukes.com.

Screen name:
Max_Jukes
Member since:
Feb 29 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

1950s rockabilly; 1950s rhythm and blues; early rock and roll; 1940s-1960s country, hillbilly and western swing; 1920s-1950s blues. Sun records, Chess records, Specialty records. Artists--Carl Perkins, Willie Dixon, early Elvis, Jerry Lee, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Burnette Trio, Jimmy Wages, Bobby Roberts, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo, Magic Sam, Larry Davis, Sam Cooke, Big Maybelle, JD McPherson, Big Sandy, The Bellfuries, The Greasemarks, High Noon, Go Cat Go, etc,..too many to mention...obviously there are more obscure artists I could name, but this gives you the general idea.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Gretsch 6120 Nashville
1993 Gretsch Sparkle Jet
Gretsch 9221 Bobtail Steel Body
1966 Harmony Meteor
Mattos Barnshaker Telecaster
1964 Guild Starfire II
1956 Gibson ES-225TD
Kay K-22 8110 Acoustic
Epiphone ES-175
1967 Gibson B-45 12-String
Hohner Nashville Bass
Harmony/Silvertone Stratotone
Shure 55
Shure Beta 87A XL