SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

Two recording made in home studios. On the first track (My Best Friends Girlfriend) I am playing live in the studio and I am playing all guitars and singing backing vocals. This song demonstrates my rhythm guitar playing and also my lead guitar playing. I did this in one take live on site, the overdubbing of some rhythm guitar parts was done by the soundman after the recording was performed by just looping the recorded track with splices. On the second track by Chic, keyboards created a midi track to mimic the vocals. My guitar track (only one track) is played live with no overdubbing. Although this track is not a characteristic example of my guitar style or musical preferences, it does demonstrate my ability on guitar to play rhythm guitar and maintain a concise meter or timing on guitar along with good guitar tone. The four samples recordings should give a good idea of what I can bring to the table in a band situation. My first priority in any music ensemble, is to sound good and to me that equals good guitar tone and rhythmic timing. Tone is what I am after :-) ! norm.rivers somewhere at the g mail that communicates.

Screen name:
Norm_Guitar
Member since:
Apr 19 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Hendrix, Zep, Floyd, Steely Dan, Kings X, Robert Cray, Muddy Waters, Blue Oyster Cult, The Cars, Heart, Sabbath, Coltrane, Better than Ezra, Spin Doctors, REM, Metallica, Aerosmith, The Police. WTF, what a hard question to answer! Lots of influences both as a fan of particular artists or bands or as on an indivdual level with the musicians I have known and played with. I am at home with rock, funk, alternative, jazz, blues, etc. Hope you get the picture but I like and will play a lot of stuff.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Dobro:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Harmonica:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

To much to list. Some of the pictures I posted will give you an idea of some of the equipment I have. I have collected tons of it and it all has its uses. I recently started playing keyboards / synthesizer and I am beginning to feel comfortable with it. Tone is what I am after. norm.rivers@gmail.com

MUSIC