patrick649148
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

Currently working on forming a Chicago based Weezer cover/tribute band. 45 years + playing experience. I have been in bands ranging from Allman Brothers tribute bands to R&B road shows and plenty in-between. (Though I consider myself a student of the Allman Brothers Band, I am not really into “southern rock“ short of Skynyrd and a couple others- no Hatchett. The ABB is/was a fusion band.) Open to many styles. Will consider classic metal but I’m not hardcore. I would be open to the 70s/80s/90s cover situation, but I am looking to do covers that others won’t or don’t think of. Pro equipment for both large and small venues. Open to rehearsing once a week. I’m looking to gig at least once a month if not more- once a week if the money’s right. I like to have fun while rehearsing, but also believe in getting sh*t done. I also like to have fun on stage, but professionalism is important to me. I’ve been in bands with people who make horse’s asses of themselves on stage and I am not going there anymore. If you’re going to have fun like a big kid, then handle your sh*t- the gig and the music always comes first. ????

Screen name:
patrick649148
Member since:
Mar 28 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Duane Allman/Dickey Betts/Allman Brothers Band, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Robbie Robertson, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, BB King/Albert King/Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Band, Jeff Beck, Santana, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Stones, Keith Richards, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Harrison, Squeeze, many, many more…

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: 1978 Yamaha SG 2000; 1997 Fender Stratocaster; 2020 Fender Telecaster, 1963 Fender Mustang; 2007 Epiphone Les Paul LP100; 2012 Epiphone SG (open-chord slide only) 1976 Takamine Dreadnaught acoustic.
AMPS: Pre-CBS (1963 or earlier) Fender Dual Showman amp, rewired w/Marshall bass transformer; 1976 Marshall 4-12 slant cab; 1979 Polytone Mini-Brute 1-12 amp- used as speaker for the Showman at smaller venues; Voodoo Labs Dingbat pedal board with HOF mini-reverb, TCE Flashback II delay, Cry-Baby wah, Boss Turbo Distortion DS-2, Boss Octave OC-5, Joyo Classic Flanger, Ernie Ball VP JR. volume pedal, Donner Tutti Love chorus, A-B box to switch between amps and or amp channels