SEEKINGVocalist, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.
Looking for lyricist/singer for songwriting collaboration. Also, for musicians that will like and are capable of internet music recording collaboration on original songs (vocal or instrumental)
I am a self taught musician. I started playing at an early age and joined some bands in my country (Dominican Republic). We played covers of 60s, 70s & 80s rock/pop world. Spent most of the 90s and early 00s without playing. At the end of 2010 I purchased my recording console and started experimenting with original songs (intrumentals, since I cannot sing even if my life depended on it, in the smooth jazz category mainly; there are some up-tempo songs in my collection).
In 2013 I formed a singer/songwriter duo, Samantha & The Alchemist (, Reverbnation), with talented singer Samantha Carlson. I write the music, Samantha writes the lyrics. We just released our first CD, a 5-song EP titled Garden Of Shadows (Google it). As of July-2015, we have written more than 15 original songs and have more than 6 unfinished projects. We are already planning on the release of our second CD by the end of 2015. One characteristic about our music is that we refuse to join the "computerized music generation" movement. In all our songs, humans play all the instruments, except sometimes for drum beats from my keyboard. We do not use sequencers, sampling, MIDI, auto-tune, etc. Samantha's vocals sometimes are given a touch of reverb and she also does her backup vocals. All recordings, mixing and editing of the tracks are done by me in my home studio; no computer-based recording console; TASCAM 2488 NEO and now upgraded to the TASCAM DP32SD; for the mastering of our songs we use several professional studios local to the Cincinnati area.
I am looking for other musical partners that are interested in writing their own songs or instrumentals and need/want collaboration from other artists. You may contact me at mcastellanos at cinci dot rr dot com (mcastellanoscinci.rr)
You may find my entire solo music catalog here:
- Screen name:
- Miguel Castellanos
- Member since:
- Jan 02 2012
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Too many to list: Beatles, Jethro Tull, Stones, Cream, Hendrix, Doors, Dylan, Byrds, Led Zepellin, Grand Funk, Boston, Elton John, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, John Denver, James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, Heart, Santana, Yes, Journey, Kansas, REO, REM, Adele, Dire Straits, Earl Klugh, Bob James, Eric Gale, Deodato, Airto, Acoustic Alchemy, Sergio Mendes, Cat Stevens, etc., etc., etc.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
Several electric and acoustic guitars and amps
Fender bass and two amps (Fender Rumble and a MarkBass)
Keyboard with over 300 voices
Electronic drums set
Digital recording consoles with mics.
Waves Of Heaven (Original)
Waves Of Heaven (Original) Year: 2015 Album: Garden Of Shadows Genre: Acoustic
By Samantha & The Alchemist
Garden Of Shadows (Original)
Garden Of Shadows (Original) Year: 2015 Album: Garden Of Shadows Genre: Pop
By Samantha & The Alchemist
Dreamer's Lullaby (Original)
Dreamer's Lullaby (Original) Year: 2015 Album: Garden Of Shadows Genre: Acoustic
By Samantha & The Alchemist.
Nostalgia (Original) Year: 2013 Genre: Acoustic
Music by Miguel Castellanos. Lyrics by Samantha Carlson. Performed by Samantha & The Alchemist.
(The Stupid) Things You Said - Demo (Original)
(The Stupid) Things You Said - Demo (Original) Year: 2012 Genre: Classic Rock
Orignal song; written by Paula Shupe (lyrics & vocals) and I (music, rhythm guitar, bass and drums). Lead guitars by my friend Michael Glass. Recorded in my home studio.
Us Three (A Soldier's Family Saga) by Samantha & The Alchemist
Us Three (A Soldier's Family Saga) by Samantha & The Alchemist Album: Collaboration Genre: Other
This is the first song of my recent collaboration with singer/lyricist Samantha Carlson. For this song, Samantha wrote the lyrics and sang all vocals; I played all the musical instruments, except for the electric guitar, which was played by our friend John Ruehlman. Please visit our pages on ReverbNation and Facebook and gave us your support. Thanks!! Samantha & The Alchemist
Crying Deserts (Original)
Crying Deserts (Original) Track number: 6 Year: 2011 Album: Start Up
If you want to hear more of my music, go here: http://www.reverbnation.com/miguelcastellanos#!/artist/artist_songs/2011909