SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer.
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:
- Member since:
- Mar 22 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
The Beatles, The Mission (UK), The Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, U2, Green Day, The Clash, Keane, The Smiths
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
(Listed in order of preference)
Gibson Les Paul Special
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic
Austin Era Standard (Strat copy) (RETIRED)
No FX Pedals (In-Amp)
Hofner Icon Violin Bass
Gretsch Junior Jet
FX Pedals- DigiTech Compression pedal
Kustom 80W PA system
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths Cover)
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths Cover)This is my cover of the popular Smiths song. It was recorded quite fast over a couple evenings. Dear Johnny Marr, please write a song with me.
Fire In The Night (Alternate Take)
Fire In The Night (Alternate Take)A take that was mixed down prior to the final version of Fire In the Night. Recently rediscovered, I wish I had kept parts of this vocal. The mix is not polished but it's a decent alternate take I wanted to share.
Space Oddity (David Bowie Cover)
Space Oddity (David Bowie Cover)A tribute to David Bowie. Please leave a comment and share with your friends. Recorded over one weekend with various synthesizers including NI Reaktor and NI Massive, Gibson Les Paul, Epiphone Texan, Epiphone Casino, Hofner Bass, NI Una Corda piano, and NI Studio Drummer. Mixed with help from Waves and NI VST effects. Music video to be released on YouTube.com/paullaskovids.
Fire In The Night
Fire In The Night(chorus) Like a fire in the night, we all burn out. Glowing embers turn to dust. You know we all must die like a fire in the night (x3) We all burn out. Light me up another time. Reuse my old fuel. Bring em back to life again You know we can (chorus) Take my parts, pile them up. Light the paper, that's enough to make my heart burn bright. (chorus) (bridge) Light me up again (Set me aflame) (x3) (chorus)
Nothing In My Way (Keane Cover)
Nothing In My Way (Keane Cover)I was in a mood so I recorded this Keane cover in about 5 hours on a single evening. Please like and share with your friends if you wish they'd come off their hiatus! Instruments: Native Instruments "The Giant" 2x Addictive Keys "Electric Grand (Yamaha CP80)" Native Instruments "Studio Drummer/Session Kit" Gibson Les Paul Special Hofner Bass 3 Vocal Tracks
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Theme Song Cover)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Theme Song Cover)Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEXmjcZQjc&list=UUTuvSDQWOpHTSWTSIPi1FrA This is the recording I made for my music video tribute to The Late Late Show with Craig Fergsuon on my YouTube Channel (youtube.com/paullaskovids). I miss Craig so much on that show!
Let Em Have A Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney Mashup)
Let Em Have A Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney Mashup)I wanted to do this mashup in 2014 but instead reworked my original song. For 2015 I created this original recording combiningLet Em In and Wonderful Christmastime. The mix isn't perfect but I hope it's bearable enough to listen to. Please comment!