Passion Play
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Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.

ABOUT

50+ year guitarist/drummer and 30+ year composer/arranger/audio engineer establishing in-house session band for (a) rehearsal and live performance of music from past CD releases and (b) composition, recording, rehearsal, and live performance of new music. As these priorities are met, capitalize on opportunities for (c) session band support for individual band member's or their clients' creative projects and (d) live performance of CCM covers for Middle TN worship nights/festivals.

I intend full band rehearsals to occur twice a month and for session band members to be paid during preparation for live performances of the "Lifecycles" album as the initial project which will also provide compensation. My hope, of course, is to begin a long-term recording/live performance cycle on the band's time and terms, and equally important, to establish a loving, creative relationship with brothers/sisters equally enthused to advance the Gospel through music.

To date, I've recorded all of my CD releases with Nashville session players--including vocalists--and I began recording recent projects one instrument/track at a time. Needless to say, I believe much better music can be made with a collaborative group effort and live recording of performances from a regular, consistent session band.

To this end, I'm completely renovating my studio so session band members can simply plug-and-play with minimal cartage burden for rehearsals and recording. We will be able to multitrack record all rehearsals for fine tuning and, perhaps, use these tracks as music beds for PR videos.

I'm currently searching for:

- Lead vocalist: A powerful rock-and-soul voice is needed here, and the Lifecycles lead vocalist is the benchmark. I will definitely consider a female voice as long as she has the desired character.

- Lead guitar: Absolutely need an accomplished lead guitarist who can play for the song and not just themselves. I can guarantee plenty of guitar-saturated songs and opportunities to shine. I prefer well-conceived melodic leads as opposed to gratuitous technical flurries (Neil Schon would most accurately represent these two extremes), and certainly there's a great balance that can be achieved in there somewhere without the player feeling constrained. The lead guitarist would perform all solos as well as detailed complementary work with the other guitarist(s).

- Keyboardist: Absolutely need an accomplished B3 and piano player with solid rigs for live performance. In-house keyboards include a 73-key Hammond SK Pro and 61-key Novation controller for Keyscape and Omnisphere via MacBook Pro. Lead vocals and/or BGVs are highly desirable.

- Drummer/percussionist (*** POSITION FILLED ***): "Rock-and-soul" would also define this role as well, though I would very much like to pursue progressive works ala Kansas, Dream Theater, and The Intersphere. Great technique, dynamics, and timing are essential regardless of whether you're "schooled" or not. In-house drums are a Roland electronic kit triggering Superior Drummer 3. Lead vocals and/or BGVs are highly desirable.

To be clear, this effort is a Christian enterprise, and all music composed by/co-composed with me will be Christian music. However, it is absolutely *not* a requirement to be a Christian in this band, and creative works emerging from this collaboration do *not* necessarily have to be Christian. I believe we can all consult and draw from each others' influences and muses without obligation, and I'm more than willing to contribute to any great musical idea--lyrically or musically--for the sake of the work and without demand for co-write credit or points. I will have to insist on responsibility, preparation, and absolutely no smoking, alcohol, or substances for rehearsals, performances, and related meetings, but I'm not gonna mandate what you do in your private life unless you begin to show some wear and tear. If this is the sort of working environment you desire, then please contact me for a chat. Thanks for listening--blessings.

Screen name:
passionplaymusic
Member since:
Oct 20 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
61 years

Influences

Doobie Bros, Stevie Wonder, Kansas, Santana, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Alan Parsons Project, John Mayer, Steven Wilson, The Intersphere, Reign of Kindo, Maroon 5, Shinedown, Winery Dogs

Passion Play Music website : passionplaymusic dot org
ResoundLogic website: resoundlogic dot net

Members Of Band

TBD

EQUIPMENT

16-track digital recording studio with in-house Roland electronic kit triggering Superior Drummer 3 with Roland KC-500 amp, Ampeg PF210 cabinet, Hammond SK PRO, Novation keyboard controller and MacBook Pro with Omnisphere and Keyscape, Line 6 12" guitar amp cabinet, and Helix guitar rig with (2) Fender Princeton Chorus amps. AKG, Audio Technica, Shure, and Rode microphones with Focusrite, API, and Harrison Consoles preamps.

MUSIC