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Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Trombone.

ABOUT

Looking to assemble an all-pro cover band featuring the following influences: Blues, Soul, Pop, R&B, Jazz and perhaps some Latin. I have a 100+ selection playlist for interested party inquiries.

In the beginning it will be covers but once we have our sound and a core group it will be time to write some originals.

Currently have male vocal/rhythm guitar and the drummer that survive from the original group. Wanting to add the other key pieces: female vocal, lead, bass, keys (piano, organ, synth; i.e., one musician playing all three). And in time, horns (two tenor saxes, trumpet, trombone), harmonica and then perhaps 3 female backup singers. All musicians should be able to sing backup. This requirement is subject to waiver in the event I find a lead guitar like Clapton or a bass like Nathan East, or keys like Ray Charles (note however that all of them can sing).

Once I have the core group assembled (after auditions) practice will begin in earnest until a fair amount of the playlist is down cold. Then, as necessary. Once a week I expect. Looking for pro (this site calls them expert) musicians that have 100+ gigs under their belt and are very committed that will be able to produce a get-down tight sound. Also, no drugs and no drama. We're here to play music, not audition for soap operas.

The way I see this developing is playing clubs/bars until we get our brand established, then weddings, corporate events, social events, parties, casinos, wine gardens, then maybe even Vegas! If you glance at my influences you will note that they are fairly eclectic. This is because I want to be able to respond to any venue. The end game in all of this is to make really, really good music and money. And face it, if we are good enough, this can be your day job.

Some closing notes:
Fun: everybody wants to have fun, we will have fun but also know when it's time to be seriously professional.
Influences: mine are listed but that doesn't necessarily tell the whole story. As each member is added they will bring their influences with them.

Interested in auditioning, call me at 314.288.5053 or reach out on my personal email: davemcccodefeature,

Screen name:
MickDavid
Member since:
Jun 04 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
78 years

Influences

Blues:
Albert King, Muddy Waters, Ike Turner, Little Milton, Little Walter, Joe Bonamassa
Rock/Soul/R&B:
Eagles, Chicago, Marvin Gaye, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tower of Power, John Legend, Impressions, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Moody Blues
Standards:
Michael Buble, Rod Stewart (great American songbook), Bobby Darin
Jazz:
Sting, Boney James, Rippingtons, Eric Darius, Brubeck, Jimmy McGriff, Miles Davis, Bill Doggett, many more
Latin:
Santana, Juan Luis Guerra, Manzinita

These are just the influencers.
As for what I like, that is significantly more extensive.

Members Of Band

Male Vocal: David,
Rhythm Guitar: David,
Drums: Jack

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic and a solid body electric.
Full drum kit

Anything additional, when we need it, we'll get it