RCharles
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Mandolin, Trombone.

ABOUT

I mainly play acoustic (6 & 12 string) and electric, both rythym & lead, doing vocals as well. Did some harmonica in the past & need to get back to it. Also purchased a Yamaha keyboard in Oct 2008 and have started 'fooling around' on that as well, with 4 songs written on keyboard since that time.

Currently doing home-recording project of about 30 originals on 2-3 CDs. Lots of good feedback. Looking for musicians who enjoy similar styles/genres (see "Influences") and would like to contribute to the project. Will have to work via email attachments sending *.wav files back & forth to create recordings. Most essentially in need of: drummer // bass player // backup vocalist(s) // 2nd guitarist // keyboardist // sax & other brass // violin & cello // flute and/or recorder, possibly oboe. Open to other forms of creativity as well.

As samples, you can find two of my songs on be by searching for 'RCWfindmyselfagain'. They are strictly 'samples', NOT 'demos'. One was recorded back in 1991 on a 4-track cassette recorder and the playing is 'weak' at best, including the flat harmonica. The 2009 song uses automated drums from the Yamaha keyboard w/ entirely unrehearsed electric lead and a very weak harmonica thrown in at the end.

Screen name:
RCharles
Member since:
Dec 03 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Neil Young, CSN, Van Morrison, Carole King, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Clapton, Hendrix, Stones, Rod Stewart, Springsteen, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Nicole Henry, Lenka, John Michael Talbot, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings... Mostly into classic 60s/70s/80s folk, rock, pop, oldies, blues, r&b, jazz, gospel.

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Past Events

@ 'Free Live Adlib', Sakuragicho, Japan, 8-10pm