SEEKING

Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

Hi, I'm in the process of forming an acoustic-based group here in the north Atlanta area. So I'm looking for someone who can sing and is preferably a multi-instrumentalist.
Ideally this person plays two or more of the following:
* Banjo
* Bass
* Fiddle
* Flute
* Mandolin
* Guitar
* Harmonica
* Pedal steel guitar
* Percussion
* Piano/Keyboard
* Ukulele
Eventually I envisage expanding to a group of 3 to 4 players.

This is for recreation; for the love of playing live music. Not looking for a second job (although paying gigs are acceptable and preferable! LOL)

Looking to play out 2-3 times a month at suitable venues such as cafes, restaurants, private events, weddings, parties, or for charities mainly on weekends (i.e., Friday and Saturday)

I'm "old school" in my music interests. For example: Beatles, Eagles, Bob Dylan, CCR, CSN, James Taylor, Simon&Garfunkel, Iain Matthews, Americana, and English folk music (e.g., Fairport Convention). I also see doing some country (I prefer mainly the older stuff), some blues, maybe some swing, maybe some jazz, a little gospel, a little bluegrass, and even some show tunes! (e.g., I do "Summertime" from "Porgy & Bess").

Ideally, the music we will play would cover a wider variety of music than other similar groups around Atlanta and thus (hopefully) put us in greater demand for gigs than the competition!

I have to say up front that I am not looking to do "originals"; only covers.

Best practice times for me are Saturday or Sunday afternoons, 2p - 5p.

Some personal info: I'm married (no kids) and I work a normal "8-5 Monday-Friday"

If this is of interest to you please send me an email or give me a call.

Mike Brearley
Cell: 678-467-3780
email: mike.brearley@yahoo.com
BandMix ID: 1144339

Screen name:
mike brearley
Member since:
Aug 01 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, Byrds, Eagles, James Taylor, CSN, CCR, Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, Arlo Guthrie, Michael Nesmith, Ralph McTell, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars, Peavey 6-string electric guitar. Ibanez 4-string bass, Aria Mandolin, and Washburn 5-string banjo. I have a PA (8-channel Yamaha mixer with two 280W powered speakers).

MUSIC