MJL
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ABOUT

I'm looking to meet musically like-minded people. I currently play the keys in a band, but I'd still like to pursue side projects. I'm trying to start a VGM cover band, so please let me know if you'd be interested in that (or if you have one that I can join). Otherwise I'm typically down to collab on whatever.

I enjoy everything there is to do with music to include things such as: playing live, recording, composing, writing, collaborating, producing, jamming, and listening.

My favorite styles tend to be Alternative Rock such as Shoegaze, Punk, and Prog. I typically enjoy music with catchy melodies, interesting harmonies, and complex rhythms. It's the groovy bass riffs, the fast tempos, and the haunting nuances that I seem favor because they easily invoke emotion in me.

Screen name:
MJL
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

The Favorites:
311, Incubus, Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seatbelts, Wild Nothing, Michael Jackson, Minus the Bear, and Kanye West.

The Majors:
Jeff Williams, Nobuo Uematsu & The Black Mages, Daft Punk, Matthew Good Band, Frankmusik, The Cure, In Flames, Family Force 5, Rammstein, N.W.A., Korn, Linkin Park, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, Utada Hikaru, blink-182, Limp Bizkit, H.I.M., Disturbed, Madonna, Stone Temple Pilots, Toro Y Moi, Apartment 26, CKY, The Bloodhound Gang, and Sugar Ray.

The Minors:
Akira Yamaoka, Modest Mouse, The Cranberries, Matisyahu, Death Cab for Cutie, Moby, Luna Halo, Saint Etienne, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Deep 6 Holiday, OutKast, Crazy Town, Our Lady Peace, Miles Tilmann, System of a Down, Dream Theater, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jay-Z, Nirvana, The Dodos, The Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Tool, Wesley Willis, Flight of the Conchords, and King Crimson.

It also might be worth noting that most of my favorite songs aren't from any of the musicians listed above.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars (electric and acoustic), bass guitar, pedal board, MIDI keyboard, laptop with Ableton Live, electronic drum kit, microphones (dynamic and condenser), studio and stage equipment, the djembe, shaker, tambourine

MUSIC