SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Hi there, I'm Paul. I'm looking to get involved in a creative project\band that is inspired by elements of post punk\alternative\gothic rock. Until that happens, I'm open to various opportunities so please don't hesitate to message.

I got into music from a young age by my parents enrolling me in Kindermusic classes. After completion of those, I took 2-3 years of formal training on piano, after I decided to quit lessons due to a couple reasons I continued playing with whatever skills I had. As a sophomore in high school I decided to teach myself guitar. I did only a few pages of the first Mel Bay Guitar Method book and figured the rest out on my own thereafter. Tabs played an instrumental part of my learning process. I don't have any training on drums but I seem to be able to keep a relatively decent beat. I was in my first serious band in 2011 called "Amaretto" which played a combination of classic rock songs and originals. Since then I have only been involved in one rehearsal for another project which failed to take flight in May 2018. I do write music and have been suffering a lull for the past year or so. I hope to get back into writing soon.

I'm not the best producer but I do have a decent amount of knowledge of mixing and engineering tracks. I have several recordings and videos available for you to demo through various outlets on here and on my own website. I record my music in my small bedroom home studio on PreSonus Studio One with a Focusrite interface and a variety of Native Instruments, Waves, XLN Audio, and other plugins.

As far as my playing style, my bass playing is heavily influenced by Paul McCartney. I grew up listening to The Beatles and was fascinated by the complex bass lines some of their songs employed. I never took the time to learn very complex chords on guitar but I know my way around enough. My recordings will demonstrate my ability. On keys, I tend to play in just couple of root notes and will digitally transpose to simplify thing when I need.

Screen name:
paullasko
Member since:
Mar 22 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The Beatles, The Mission (UK), The Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, U2, Green Day, The Clash, Keane, The Smiths

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Drums:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

(Listed in order of preference)
Guitar:
Gibson Les Paul Special
Rickenbacker 360
Epiphone Casino
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic
Austin Era Standard (Strat copy) (RETIRED)
No FX Pedals (In-Amp)

Bass:
Hofner Icon Violin Bass
Gretsch Junior Jet
FX Pedals- DigiTech Compression pedal

Amplification:
VOX VT40+
Ampeg BA115
Kustom 80W PA system

Keys:
Casio WK3500

MUSIC