Michael Ballin
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

I've been playing the violin since 2nd grade. I grew up studying classical music and studied privately for 7 years earning awards of excellence in solo competitions. I can read and write music and also play by ear; allowing me to sit in and blend with any type of genre. I'm able to transpose other instrumental parts, such as lead guitar, sax, keys, etc., to that of the violin for bands shying away from certain songs because of the lack of a particular instrument. Also sing background, lead and harmony. Easy going with zero drama..just love playing music. I'm available for sit-ins, sessions, studio, solo performances and am quite flexible with my time.

Screen name:
Michael Ballin
Member since:
Mar 28 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

BB King, Beatles, Stones, Marshall Tucker, Allmans, Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Little Feat, The Who, Warren Haynes, Billy Joel, Ben E. King, Natalie Merchant, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrisson, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Dylan, Orbison, The Band, Doors..Pretty much all over the place. I've quite a varied taste and blessed with an ear that allows me to fold in with most.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Advanced
Fiddle:
Advanced
Violin:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

80 yr old fully restored violin w Fishman Pro-V20-0V1 pickup, Fishman Loudbox Artist amp, Fishman TONEDEQ (AFX/PRE-EQ-DI). Sennheiser e935 microphone.