Omegaman81
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SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Singer/songwriter/composer/guitarist seeks musicians -- bass, drums, keyboards, saxophone -- to form band to play all original material (and the occasional cover). Bassists who (also) play upright and tenor saxophonists who can double on bass clarinet would be a sought-after bonus. Players must have jazz chops and thorough knowledge of jazz, blues, rock, r&b, reggae, and funk aesthetics and song forms. Original material largely explores the area between rock and jazz -- without the vacuous elements of 'fusion' -- but also includes the aforementioned styles. Players must be committed, able to accept direction, comfortable with improvisation, and willing to rehearse regularly. Creative contribution(s) to arrangements encouraged.

Screen name:
Omegaman81
Member since:
Nov 02 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Influences extend across the spectrum of jazz, blues, rock, r&b, soul, and reggae, but include (and are not limited to) Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell, Steely Dan/Walter Becker/Donald Fagen, Mose Allison, Traffic, Van Morrison, Andy Summers, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, Rickie Lee Jones, Booker T. & The MGs, Marvin Gaye, Pete Townshend/The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Steve Khan, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Bob Marley, Howlin' Wolf, Genesis, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, The Police, Graham Parker, Brian Eno, XTC, Joe Jackson, The Pretenders, Derek & The Dominos, Frank Zappa, Sam & Dave, Grant Green, Charlie Parker, Sonny Clark, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Pink Floyd, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Albert King, Cannonball Adderley, John Scofield, Charles Mingus, etc.

Some other guitarists whose work I find inspiring and/or influential include Jimmy Raney, Eric Gale, Mike Bloomfield, Stephen Stills, Peter Green, Steve Miller, Oscar Moore, John Collins, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bobby Broom, John Abercrombie, Mick Taylor, Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Chuck Wayne, Robert Fripp, Otis Rush, Ben Monder, etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Electric Guitars:

Fender American Standard Telecaster with Case
Heritage H535 Semi-Hollowbody with Case
Ibanez AF85L Hollowbody with Case
Schecter Customized PT Telecaster with Case
Schecter Studio Stiletto 4-String Fretless Bass with Case

Keyboards:

Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
1980 Rhodes Mark II 88-Key Stage Piano

Effects:

Boss RC-20XL Twin Pedal Loop Station
Boss PSM5 Power Supply/Master Switch Pedal
Boss RV3 Digital Reverb/Delay Pedal
Boss TU12 Digital Processing Chromatic Tuner
Diamond CPR-1 Compressor Pedal
Hartman Analog Flanger
Ibanez CS9 Stereo Chorus Pedal
Ibanez CPL Compressor/Limiter Pedal
Ibanez DFL Digital Flanger Pedal
Ibanez PH10 Bi-Mode Phaser Pedal
Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Pedal (Analog Man Modified)
Korg Pitchblack Tuner/Power Supply Pedal
Korg AW2 Clip-On Tuner
Monster PowerCenter Pro-1000 Power Conditioner (2)
MXR M-234 Analog Chorus Pedal (Stereo)
MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Pedal
MXR Distortion III Pedal
Roland RE-201 Space Echo
Tascam GT-1 Guitar Trainer Module
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal

Amplification:

Fender Blues Deluxe (1x12/Tweed/40 Watts)
Fender Hot Rod DeVille (2x12/Tweed/60 Watts/Modified)
Masco MU17 (1X12)
Roland Blues Cube BC-60 (1x12/60 Watts)
Roland Cube-60 Chorus (1x12/60 Watts)
Westbury 1005M (1X12/100 Watts)

P.A. / Recording:

Audio-Technica AT4040 Condenser Microphone
JBL Eon Power 10 Self-Powered PA Speaker with Stand (2)
PreSonus Blue Tube DP Microphone Pre-Amplifier
Shure Beta 58A Supercardioid Vocal Microphone (2)
Shure Beta 57A Supercardioid Instrument Microphone (2)
Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Audio Recorder
Yamaha MX 12/4 12 Channel Mixer
Zoom HD16 16-Track Digital Workstation