SEEKINGBand to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.
Vocalist in search of acoustic guitar player or keyboard player for small, local gigs in restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, benefit concerts, outdoor community and township events and private parties. I need either a guitar player or keyboard player to accompany me. I can sing lead and background vocals. I’m great with singing harmony. I am a mezzo soprano with a very versatile voice. I can sing almost any style of music. I began my career singing southern gospel, performing on stage at age two singing solos and in small ensembles at family concerts in churches and local events until I was in my twenties. Throughout my entire life I have performed and competed in various elite choirs and ensembles singing multiple vocal parts (high school, college, community). I have had professional training over the years. For the past nine years I have filled in and sung lead vocals or backup for rock cover band and acoustic gigs, I’ve been hired to sing in a few weddings. Recently, I’ve competed and performed in an a Capella, women’s four part harmony ensemble in the barbershop style. We competed internationally and won a medal in the states.
I am highly skilled singing various harmonies and I have very good pitch from years of experience of practicing music alone in my room as a teenager with my guitar and cassette recorder. I do not read music very well but I am so dedicated that I memorize music extremely fast. That is a good thing because I am never a slave to the sheet music and it allows for more improvisation and creativity.
I would really like to work with someone that can accompany me on songs that are the best fit for my voice and are also appropriate songs for the occasion. I am not interested in jam sessions. Someone that understands the difference between playing music and accompanying a vocalist is ideal.
I’m also interested in singing background vocals for a small acoustic group or trio. I can jump right in with background and harmony.
I don’t have professional recordings and videos but what I have put on here should give you a good idea of some of my capabilities. The one video below is me singing and playing guitar at a local campground in 1996 when I was 17 years old. The other video is me singing at my Mother’s wedding in 2013. I plan on acquiring better material in the near future.
Thank you for reading and listening.
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- Member since:
- Jul 12 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Amy Lee, Barbara Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Christina Perri, Anna Nalick, Pat Benetar
- Vocalist - Soprano:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Alto:
- Acoustic Guitar:
Amazing Grace Year: 2018 Genre: Christian / Gospel
recorded a Capella on iphone