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 tastes, instincts and abilities.
A good number of my stylistic tendencies derive from rock and pop music of—in diminishing order—the 60s, 70s and 80s. On the make for a concise melody, an undeniable beat, a texture, a vibe, a surprise. “Yes” to simple hooks that are insulting to one’s intelligence! Ugly beauty! Movement.
Willing to be boring, cliche and/or irritating, too, as needed.
You?
Contact: pretendman a’ight Yahweh 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, 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, Seefeel, Cabaret Voltaire, Japan, Tones on Tail, American Music Club

Instrument experience:

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