Millennium Mix
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Banjo, Fiddle, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

Guys and gals, fellow musicians, the band really needs a few more musicians to play regularly with the band so I can book some gigs now that venues have opened up again, instead of turning them down. At this time we are looking for several positions. If you play lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, or keyboard, or drums and are possibly interested, please give me a shout out. I will switch instruments, from rhythm to bass or keyboard if necessary to fill the gaps. If you think you may be interested or just want to give playing with a band a try, why not have a little fun in the process. Don't let your competency on your instrument hold you back ... we will endeavor to teach you what you need to know to play as a group all you have to do is learn & have fun! (Direct Contact information is below even if you aren't a premium Bandmix member.). Here are a few quotes to think about ... from Benjamin Disraeli “Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” Don't be one of "Most People"! ... “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'” a quote from Hunter S. Thompson.
Thanks ..... Swampy / (Jim Knoch)

Looking forward into 2022,surely it must be a better year! Join us as we, too, look forward .... "To Infinity And Beyond!" Successful Musicians Believe In Themselves and have fun in the process!

Introduction:

Fellow Musicians, my name is Jim Knoch a.k.a. "Swampy" here on Bandmix, manager and male lead vocalist and currently rhythm/lead guitarist with the band. They also call me "Swampy" and likely "PITA" when I'm out of earshot! We have mostly escaped the pandemic unscathed. We are rehearsing once weekly on Sunday afternoons, barring illness or severe weather or holidays. If you would like to jam with or join the band, no strings attached, consider joining us at a rehearsal, just bring along your instrument and amp if needed, or your microphone & stand & cable, or your keyboard & stand & amp or drum kit. Come on, don't be shy! You know you want to have some fun and to make some music, don't you? We currently have over 1,200 songs in the master song list in the following genres: Blues, Bluegrass, Classic & Contemporary Country, Classic Pop, Classic Rock, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Southern Rock, Soul, Swamp Pop, and Texas Swing. Recently I have been adding a number of songs in anticipation of working with more female vocalists. Sorry, but we won't do non-prescribed drugs nor excessive booze. Also, we don't play any screaming, head banging Heavy Metal. nor any Gothic darkness and doom Death Metal. Nor will you find anyone here with ruptured eardrums from overly loud, piercing Emo, Punk & Grunge Hard Rock. We also won't play any pistol waving, pants down to the knees, RAP. You will find camaraderie with like minded fellow musicians that enjoy playing various genre of music which we all remember from yesteryear. Since we are not a Premium Bandmix member listing, I can not contact YOU directly unless you have some contact information coded into your listing or you contact us first through BandMix or directly (see below for direct email secret decoding info). I welcome any interested musician, no matter your skill level, to contact me to come to a jam session / rehearsal and possibly join the band as a regular member, so if you're interested in playing a little music with a band, contact Jim (Swampy) (see contact Info in "Band Members" section) and I'll set up a convenient date for you to join with us. Our normal rehearsal time is every Sunday afternoon 3:00 until 6:00P.M. at my Music Building at my home North of Pearl River, La., near Sixth Ward Elementary School, where I have a dedicated "Music Building" with ample space for a full band. We are also open to any interested lady musicians that won't have issues singing and/or playing alongside grandpa. We are offering a wealth of musical knowledge and experience, all free for the taking! We may as well share this knowledge and the joy of making music before age takes it all away from us. Hoping to see you at a jam session.
Thanks ... Swampy

Goals:

Millennium Mix is currently looking for a few additional dedicated permanent musicians. I envision ultimately building the band with 4 ~ 7 pieces. We are presently in search of a lead guitar player and/or a bass guitar player and/or a keyboardist and/or a percussionist. Horns are also in need to complete the ensemble sometime in the future along with some back-up vocalists.

The primary focus of the band is to HAVE FUN while gigging mostly on the Lake Pontchartrain North Shore in Southeast Louisiana, also in Coastal and Southern Mississippi as venues become available. I do not see any prospects for going on any tours, with age, medical issues, and family obligations dictating we stay near home. I don't envision booking any New Orleans venues considering the rampant gun violence, especially now that I've already witnessed a shooting at a gig a few years ago! We may be getting old, but we prefer not to become just another statistic by taking a thug induced shortcut to that forever gig in the sky! Likewise, we are not fond of being victims of armed robbery and carjacking while loading or unloading the band equipment before or after a gig!

We will perform mostly cover songs and some original tunes, primarily for parties and special benefits, wedding receptions and festivals and events, avoiding the lounge scene as much as possible ... personally, I'm tired of dealing with the hassles of the smoke, drunks, dopers, & brawls. Currently, we have songs of all above mentioned genre in the master song list that are reasonably gig ready and we're not opposed to learning even more songs for wedding requests or another vocalist's desire to perform. After all if it doesn't feel like work, it must be fun, right??? Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Screen name:
Millennium Mix
Member since:
Dec 18 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
70 years

Influences

Blues:
B.B. King, Blind Boy Fuller, Chuck Berry, Elmore James, Elvis Presley, Freddie King, Howlin' Wolf, Jeff Healey, Johnny Rivers, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tracy Chapman, ZZ Top, etc.

Classic Rock / Swamp Pop / R & B / Soul / Funk:
1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's thru current with emphasis on New Orleans Style. Aaron & Art Neville, Alabama, Beatles, Bobby Day, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Creedence Clearwater, Delbert McClinton, Eagles, Eddie Floyd, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Fats Domino, Fifth Dimension, Funky Meters, Jimmy Clanton, Joe Barry, John Fogerty, Johnny Rivers, Jokers, Led Zepplin, Lloyd Price, Lou Rauls, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meters, Robert Palmer, Rockin' Sidney, Roland Stone, Rolling Stones, Santana, Sly & Family Stone, Simon & Garfunkel, Tab Benoit, Temptations, Three Dog Night, Turtles, Van Broussard, Wayne Foret, Wilson Pickett, ZZ Top, etc.

Country Music Classic & Contemporary:
1920's classics through contemporary with emphasis on 1960's, through 2010's. Belemy Brothers, Bill Monroe, Blake Shelton, Bob Wills, Brooks & Dunn, Chapel Heart, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakham, Eddy Arnold, Everly Brothers, Freddy Fender, George Strait, Hank Thompson, Hank Williams, Jack Greene, J. D. Wilson, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Cash, Mel Street, Merle Haggard, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Little David Wilkins, Loretta Lynn, Lynn Anderson, Patsy Cline, Rooster Quantrell, Skeeter Davis, Tammy Wynette, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings.

Country / Rock Crossover:
Music from the 1960's: Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers, etc.

Texas Swing:
1950's thru current Bob Wills, Rooster Quantrell, Hank Thompson, Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, etc.

Southern Rock (Rock a Billy):
Alabama, Elvis Presley, Jim Oertling, Johnny Rivers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, etc.

Members Of Band

Manager:
Jim Knoch - "Swampy" \\ Contact Info: jimknoch(at)hot_mail(dot)com [Secret decoder for email address: leave out the underscore and merge into one word, then change the (at) to the "at" symbol and the (dot) to a period] My Landline Home Number is (985)-863-3316 or you can SMS Text or call on my Cell if I am not at home Please note: Limited AT&T CELL SERVICE AT HOME to (985)-807-6729. You can also message me via FB Messenger to Jim Knoch, MusiciansConnect(dot)com or a cell phone app called BandFriend and we are booking through MusicLift(dot)com.

Current & Prospective Positions Available
Keys:
Piano - James (Jimmy) Singletary - cell (985)-710-3392
Keyboard - ? - Position Open

Percussion:
Drums - ? - Position Open

Strings:
Banjo - ? - Position Open
Electric Bass - ? - Position Open
Fiddles1 & 2 - ? - Positions Open
Lead Guitar - ? - Position Open
Rhythm Guitar - ? - Position Open
Lead / Rhythm Guitar - Jim Knoch - Cell (985)-807-6729
Mandolin - ? - Position Open
Steel Guitar - ? - Position Open

Vocals:
Lead Vocals (Male) - Jim Knoch - Land Line - (985)-863-3316
Lead Vocals (Female) - Cynthia Maurice - cell - (504)-342-8387
Back-up Vocals - ? - Position Open

Brass:
Trumpet - ? - Position Open
Trombone - ? Position Open

Wood Wind:
Clarinet - ? - Position Open
Saxophone - ? - Position Open

EQUIPMENT

PA equipment:
(Jim's) - 2006 Kustom PA System
1ea. - Kustom KPM8420T, 400W, 8 Chanel Powered Mixer & Stand
2ea. - Kustom KPC15 - 15" Speakers & Stands,
2ea. - Kustom KPC12M - 12" Floor Monitors.
Back-Up PA :
(Jimmy's) - Peavey 4 Chanel, 100W
1ea. Peavey 1 -15" Black Widow Sub-Woofer
Microphones & Stands & Cables:
(Jim's) - 1ea. Shure SM-58, w/ stand & cables
(Jim's) - 1ea. Shure 585SA, w/ stand & cables
(Jim's) – 2ea. - AKG D8000S, w/ stands & cables
Vocal Harmonizer:
(Jim's) - 1ea. 2020 - TC Helicon Critical Mass Pedal
Guitars:
(Jim's)
1ea. - 1978 Fender F-15 Acoustic,
1ea. - 1965 Fender Stratocaster,
Electric Bass Guitar:
(Jim's)
1ea. - 1966 Fender Mustang Bass
Instrument Amplifiers & Loud Speakers:
(Jim's) - Bass Amps
1ea. - 1966 Kustom 200, 200W w/ 2ea. - 15" Kustom Speakers in Cab
1ea. - 2019 Fender Rumble V3 200 Combo, 200W w/ 1ea.-15" Celestian Speaker
(Jim's) Guitar Amp
1ea. - 2014 Fender Champion 100 Combo, 100W w/ 2ea. - 12" Celestian Speakers,
Piano (Jimmy's) - Yamaha electric
Keyboards:
(Jim's) - Casio CT-370, w/ Stand & A/C Power Supply.
(Jim's) - Casio WK-500 w/ Stand & A/C Power Supply

MUSIC

CALENDAR

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Past Events

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Play at Jim's Music Hall. - Continue work on Performance Sequence of next 25 Songs plus some by Cynthia Maurice.

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Play at Jim's Music Hall. - Continue work on Performance Sequence of next 25 Songs plus some by Cynthia Maurice and Amanda Jo Crosby with her husband Gareth on bass.

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Play at Jimmy's Place. - Continue work on Performance Sequence of next 25 Songs also some vocals by Cynthia (Cindy) Maurice

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Play at Jimmy's Place. New Music + Gospel

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