rblackwell
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Multi-instrumentalist. 30 years performing guitar and vocals. Musically literate and good grasp on music theory. Studied classical music and experimental music composition in school, but mostly interested in classic rock, afrobeat, funk, and other music that connects with people. I want to make music that is simple enough for pee to did it, but still be good.

I have performed as a vocalist for the Utah Opera, Utah Symphony Chorus, in several rock bands in LA and Chicago. Overall I have performed hundreds of times. This is not to say I am not down to Earth. I like to work hard and get stuff done in rehearsal, but I want to connect with the people I play with.

Currently I teach rock band classes at a high school. My many years studying and playing classical music have given me some solid foundations, but I am much more interested in the genres listed above nowadays.

Search me as Russell Blackwell on Facebag. Same profile picture. PM me.

Also...post music for yourself! I am looking at a lot of profiles without any music samples. Even just a quick video of yourself is helpful.

Screen name:
rblackwell
Member since:
Apr 06 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Grew up on Zeppelin, Hedrix and the likes. Kid of the '90s so Seattle grunge and alternative. Very interested in Talking Heads, Afrobeat (Fela Kuti, Antibalas), Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Soundgarden, CCR...I truly listen to everything...seriously.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Cello:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Bass (electric and upright), Schecter Electric guitar, Ampeg bass amp, alto saxophone, bunch of percussion, cello, Larivee acoustic guitar, Mapex 5 piece drumset with excellent cymbals.

MUSIC