NaiveMelody
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

I'm a Boston-based songwriter who's enamored of lyrical gymnastics and the art of weaving captivating tales with infectious beats and melodies. I play guitar and bass, and I use keyboards for augmenting my tunes. My strongest skill is my ability to pen intelligent, user-friendly lyrics. I'm driven by a strong conviction that melodic, fun dance music can be smart and non-condescending. I'm seeking like-minded folks to create an original group for recording and gigging.

Please note: If I had to point to a single band whose sensibilities have inspired me, it would be Talking Heads. The track you'll find here, "Splitting Hares", doesn't reflect this; I'm writing a screenplay for independent production, and this is a work-in-progress tune that will play during the closing-credits sequence. I've uploaded it here simply because this is where my head is at at this particular moment in time.

Also... I have a great rehearsal and recording space in the heart of the Back Bay.

Contact me: gary at ablazecreative dot com

Screen name:
NaiveMelody
Member since:
Oct 25 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, XTC, The Beatles, David Bowie, Beck, Stevie Wonder, Phoenix, Gotan Project, El Ten Eleven, The Replacements

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strat, Gibson Midtown, Fender Jazz Bass, Casio PX-3, Guild 12-String, Mackie board, QSC amps, Bose 802 speakers, lots of Shure SM58s, and way too much more to list here. Excellent rehearsal and recording space in the Back Bay.

MUSIC