SEEKINGBand to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard.
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.
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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.
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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.
Your Mind's Away
Your Mind's Away Year: 2003 Genre: Rock
With Ryan Anton on vocals Nick Terry on Drums. Me on bass and guitar. Cowrote with Ryan.
Red Light Track number: 2 Year: 2003 Genre: Rock
Another with Ryan Anton and Nick Terry. I am on guitars. April Fletcher on bass. Cowrote this with Ryan.
Jean's & T-Shirts
Jean's & T-Shirts Track number: 2 Year: 2019 Genre: Funk
This is a work in progress. What you hear as synth parts will ultimately be Saxophone and Trumpet. Parts I will have some pals record for me. Lyrics will ultimately be written and recorded by yours truly. This is just an example of where my head is at these days.
Undone Track number: 3 Year: 2019 Genre: Rock
This is a tune I recorded in garage band. The sound quality is decent. I played everything on this track. I am posting it to demonstrate my playing ability. Guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals are all played by me.
Static Track number: 4 Year: 2019 Genre: Other
Another tune complete, still working on Vocals. Just another example of what I am working on these days. Everything is my playing except the drums on this one.
See You in Hell
See You in Hell Track number: 6 Year: 2003 Genre: Rock
Co-written with Ryan Anton. Ryan on vocals. Me on guitars and bass. Nick Terry on drums.
High Castle Year: 2019 Genre: Acoustic
Tune I wrote. Playing all instruments. Just a rough recording.