SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Harmonica.

ABOUT

There are 3 bands I would like a Trumpet or Sax player, drummer, accordion playing the American Song Book the old Standards. Classic Rock band just using acoustic accordion and acoustic guitar and drums but using amplifiers and effects. The other would be drums, accordion and harmonica playing only traditional French Canadian Music from Quebec Canada and Cajun and Zydeco music


PERFORM AS ACCORDION SOLOIST

Hello, my name is Mike V, I have over 50 years experience in playing accordion, guitar, harmonica, bass guitar, Fender Rhodes Piano. I play all kind of events, birthday parties, family reunion, weddings, dinner music, churches, old folks home,concerts.

I used to travel all over Connecticut, parts of New York , but mostly in the northwest corner of Connecticut and southwest to the central parts of Mass, along Route 7 from Great Barrington to Pittsfield Mass. I have done gigs in Maine, and Canada.

NOTE: I LIKE TO KEEP MY TRAVEL IN THE MERIDEN LOCAL AREA. I WILL TRAVEL OUT OF MERIDEN, IF YOU NEED MORE INFO, EMAIL ME.

Website: .bandmix/squeezebox/

Screen name:
Mike Vereneau Squeeze Box
Member since:
Aug 13 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

I have been playing the accordion and guitar since 1966. Then I started with the organ and piano. I learn left handed bass playing on the accordion and keyborads by listening to The Doors.

I grew up on the late 40's, 50's,60's,70's rock & roll and blues and country, standard and Cajun, Zydeco, French Canadian music. I love to jam with just a acoustic accordion or guitar with just a drum machine.

I have a solid training in the Palmer-Hughes accordion training. I learn the guitar and bass guitar on my own. I have play the accordion ,guitar and bass guitar in different groups over the years.

The history of my style is mix where I learn the Palmer- Huges accordion lesson books. Then I used to practice with friends to learn rock and roll of that time in the 60's using the accordion and the guitar with a drum kit. What I learn over the years I was really playing Blues and before I knew what I was playing which was rock and roll.

Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Gary Lewis & The Playboys,The Doors, Santana, Allman Brothers, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, Neil Young, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Sly & The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Richies Havens, Ten Year After, Steppenwolf, The Who, The Guess Who, Cream, The Flock, The Four Tops, The Spinner, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Box Tops, Johnny Cash, Grass Roots, CCR, Merle Haggard, Hank William, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynne, John Denver, Jim Croce, Iron Butterfly, Rare Earth, Ike and Tina Turner Review, Johnny and Eagar Winter, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Band and many more to mention. I do Gospel and Christain and Christmas Music.

NOTE: I did not play note to note on most songs, I ad lib my solo's and bass guitar playing, unless the guitar and bass guitar solo or parts on the recording is the important part of the song. I do not play a song the same way twice. This how I like to keep the song fresh and alive. Let the song live and breath!!

Instrument experience:

Accordion:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

GUITAR'S AND BASS GUITAR
Univox Classic
Fender Strat Guitar
Ibanzes Bass Guitar
ACCORDION'S
Iorio Accorgan and Accordion
Bell Accordion
ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD
Korg MS-10 Synthesizer
Fender Rhodes Piano
GUITAR AND BASS AMPS
Vox Mini 5 / 5 Watts
Peavey Solo / 10 -15 Watts
Peavey KB-60 / 50 Watts
Fender Princeton 112 / 65 Watts
Univox cabinet with 2-12" heavy duty 75 watt Celestion a total of 150 watts cabinet
EFFECTS
Ibanez Rotary Chorus RC-99
Rotovibe
Boss Guitar EQ
Cry Baby Wah

MUSIC