pretendman
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I play guitar and bass, a bit of drums, and I sing. Looking for like-minded collaborators with complementary sensibilities, instincts and ability. Guitar-based indie-rock is the main entree here, though I'm open to forays into Mongolian throat singing, musique concrète and total silence. A-heh. Like the aging hipster that I am, a good number of my stylistic tendencies derive from rock and pop music of—in diminishing order—the 60s, 70s and 80s. The 90s goes without saying. Always on the make for a concise melody, an undeniable beat, a texture, a vibe, a surprise. Ugly beauty. Songs that sound odd but inevitable. Check my influences and maybe all this blah-blah will make some sense.

If it does, use your preferred internet appliance to hit me up: pretendman at yaw hew dawt calm

Screen name:
pretendman
Member since:
Dec 16 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Television, Talk Talk, Richard Davies, Sparklehorse, Swervedriver, Yo La Tengo, Big Star, Pell Mell, Wire, Roxy Music, Cardinal, Cool Jazz, Bowie, Moore/Renaldo, Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Air, Blonde Redhead, Throwing Muses, Thomas Dolby, The Doors, Zombies, Guided by Voices, Howlin’ Wolf, Low, Lemolo, Mutton Birds, Polvo, Protomartyr, Pseudosix, Radiation City, Sebadoh, Pavement, Elliott Smith, Phantogram, Beach House, Stereolab, Sunset Valley, Unrest, X, New Pornographers, Rubber Soul/Revolver, Quasi, Sloan, Squeeze, Spoon, Steely Dan, Stooges, James Brown, Bossa Nova, Burt Bacharach, Herb Alpert, Sergio Mendes, Elbow, The Good The Bad and the Queen, Velvet Underground, Jessamine, My Bloody Valentine, Doves, The Birthday Party, Cabaret Voltaire, Japan, Tones on Tail, American Music Club, Red Red Meat, The Wrens, Big Thief

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

All the de rigueur gear.