MJ&ROB
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SEEKING

Saxophone, Trumpet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Our Band MJ&ROB and MJSA are a Variety Duo, Trio up to a 8 piece Show Band. Band has agency representation. We have performed and recorded with notable legends from; Motown's Mr. Tony Newton who is both our dearest friend and mentor. He was James Jamersons understudy, and took over when James departed from Motown, Producer and Director for Smokey Robinson. R&B,Smooth Jazz,Rock&Roll Legends, and are dear and personal friends of ours. We have original songs that we are going to perform this year. They are licensed and published by BMI ASCAP,Song Writers Guild.
We have a sucessful internet radio station 24/7 "thecoastnj" ./thecoastnj
.thecoast.ning
In addition to regular 2-3 set performances
Our Tribute Band are usually:
Tribute to Gloria Estafan,Donna Summer,Madonna
Tribute to Classic R&B (The Soul Train Years)

What we are looking for are musicians who can sing a little backup,and lead.
Rhythm Guitar/Lead Guitar
Bass
Electronic Drums or small drums with triggers but use real cymbals live.

Electronic Percussionist
Saxophone Trumpet.

We are in the 21 century Not interested in big drums over 22"x14" drums. Just a small jazz kit.3 or 4 piece with 2 cymbals and hat is all thats needed or Roland V-drums.

You must know how to play:
Classic R&B (1970's), not easy 60's R&B)
Versed in Contemporary Smooth Jazz,and Pop Music.
This consists of;
Genre: SoulFunk Style: Disco,
Genre: R&B Style: Dance, Techno, House
Genre: New Wave Style: Pop,Rock
Genre: Jazz Style: Smooth Jazz
Genre: R&B Style: Contemporary
(MaryJ.Blige,Britney,Katy Perry,Jenifer Lopez,Norah Jones etc.

You must know how to groove and apply dynamics according to the music.
Able to read chord charts,or read music, have a good ear, and great timing. Guitarist must use old school standard tuning A442, not A440, and improvise when needed.

Band has upcoming performances. Need to rehearse material no exceptions. Classic R&B is challenging. Has modulation key changes,jazz chords,strings.
Contact us for audition and details. We may travel from time to time.
Generally NJ,DE,PA,NY,or sometimes East to West Coast and International.

Screen name:
MJ&ROB
Member since:
May 04 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Age:
110 years

Influences

Too many to list. Here are some; Al Jareau,Commodores,Ray Charles,Trammps,Barry White,Legendary Baby Funk Brother Tony Newton,Earth Wind & Fire,David Sanborn,Dave Koz,Earl Klugh,Tina Turner,Diana Ross,Kool&TheGang,Michael Lington,Donna Summer,Madonna,Jackson 5,Michael Jackson,Luther Vandross,Teddy Pendergrass,The Detroit Sound,The Philly Sound.

Members Of Band

MJ- Lead Vocals,Guitar,Keyboards,Bass,Percussion
ROB- Keyboards,Strings,Organ,ARP Synthesizers,S-Drums,Vocals


Craig-Guitar,Vocals
John- V-Drums
Lucas-Guitar,Vocals

EQUIPMENT

MJ&ROB uses audiophile equipment for clear vocals and sound.

Korg TR76 16 track Workstation and Sampler
Rhodes 660
Kawai K1, K5m Synthesizer
Arp Odyssey 2800,Axxe 2300,Arp Filter Pedal,Portamento.
Ibanez 6 String,Ibanez Rockstar Bass Signed
Electronic S-Drums with V-Mesh Heads,Pintech Cymbal Pads
FAT KAT
Alesis D4
Crown DC-300A Class A Amplifier
Mackie 1402,1602 VLZ Pro Mixer Class A preamps
Sunn Coliseum 300w Bass Amp
Nady Pro Wireless Mics
Audio Technica Digital Reference Wireless Mics
Oktava MK319 Class A Condenser Mics
Orban Multiband Parametric Equalizers
Symetrix Dual Digital Delay
MDX1000 Mastering Compressor,Limiter
Ultra Graph Pro Feedback Detection
Yamaha 31 Band Graphic Equalizer
PEQ-3 Multiband Parametric Equalizer
Roland VS880 EX Digital Audio Workstation
HD Video Cameras,DSLR Telephoto Zoom
Programs:
Sonar Producer,Waves,Premiere,After Effects, Unix,Studio64 Running Broadcast 2000

MUSIC