SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Hi. let me start by saying that I'm a fan of songs. Yes, songs. Those structured morsels of ear candy that take on a life of their own. Whether I'm writing, recording, or performing in live shows, I always find inspiration from the sound waves of a GOOD song. The music uploaded here is not new nor does it define me musically. These songs were created/recorded by 3 Rochester, NY bands I was a member of. These songs are a snapshot of where I've come from...not where I'm heading musically. I'm not ashamed or enamored by them. They just have my fingerprints on them. My name is, Tom McCollough. I am a Drummer, Bassist, Guitarist, Synthy fellow, and I can Sing. I label myself a musician/songwriter and have been a part of the Rochester music scene in some shape or form for many years . Since leaving the local shoegaze/rock band, Oceanside, I've had difficulty networking with local musicians who share similar musical convictions. Our local Band community in Rochester is plagued with division and music snobbery. Don't believe it? Check out craigslist ads. But, somewhere between our borders of testosterone fueled classic rock and sterile cover/party bands, exists a VERY small niche of gigging bands who write and play original music. That is my wheelhouse. And I have come to Bandmix to recruit help.

By nature, I'm artistic,stylish and creative. So it shouldn't surprise you that I would be looking for artistic, stylish and creative musicians. Trendsetters. Believers. People who KNOW how to accentuate their strengths, yet realize their limitations. People who care about song craft , originality, and melody! Is there anyone left out there? I'm forming a stylish pop-electro-clash Rock Band with 4-5 members. I envision it this way; The music/songs must be, melodic, hooky...beaty. Drum and Bass grooves pushing Guitar into a wall of Synth/sequenced sounds. Vocal style must be melodic and lyrics will be smart. Poetic but not precocious. Do you hear it? Our stage presence and aesthetic should be stylish/artistic,fashionable because WE are. Our songs should be 3:30 / 4:00 min. Our demographic audience is between 24-50 and pay money to be entertained. These people have zero tolerance for bad harmonies, mediocre songs , or fretboard wankers. Remember, it's ALL about the quality of our songs!

So coincidentally, my experience includes playing countless local gigs and festivals including CMJ '98 in NYC with the band, In-One. I have recorded in studios as a band member and hired gun tracking for various projects. My Drumming technique leans towards rock/dance beats. What else is there really? I play with attitude. Dynamics. Powerful and Clean. I'm a hybrid player. I use technology with an acoustic drum kit: Click tracks/sequencing/sampling pads/triggers etc etc. Whatever the song requires. I play for the song.

Im hoping some like-minded musician reading this wants to blend musical differences/styles into something fresh and energetic. I'd love to meet some people who want to collaborate and create some memorable melodies and play well for an audience. Let's create a fan base and take back the stage from fat cat Club Managers who continually oppress original Rochester talent. I believe this is possible. Do You? If so, please message me here or contact me at the email address below. If not, I appreciate you reading this far.

Please, drop me a line at immagood2 at yahhwho dot if interested.

Screen name:
Reflexing
Member since:
Aug 31 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30

Influences

These artists inspire me: (in no specific order)
Elvis, The Beatles,The Clash, ABBA, Blondie, Chic, The Jam, Jackson 5 and ALL Motown, Oasis, Duran Duran, Inxs, Noel Gallagher, Shiny Toy Guns, Jet, Supergrass, Phoenix, JOHNNY MARR, Lady Gaga, Artic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, U2,The Cranberries, David Bowie, Portishead, Silver Sun Pickups, Taylor Swift, Foo fighters, M83, The Shins, Fitz and The Tantrums, Billy Bragg, TYLER DURDEN, Muse, The Killers, Beck, Beady Eye, Two Door Cinema Club, Arcade Fire, The 1975, Kaiser Chiefs, Pogues, Richard Ashcroft, imagine dragons, Tame Impala, Ladytron, Feathers, Bastille, Massive Attack...Are you still reading this?.....Roxy Music, The Pixies, LEMMY, The Police, Sting, Big Country, The Cult, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Doves, Minus the Bear, Dandy Warhols, METRIC, Travis, White Stripes and Jack White, The Sounds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol...etc..etc. You get the idea,right?

Instrument experience:

Other:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

I own all the necessary tools:
TAMA Acrylic kit
DW performance series kit
Yamaha EAD
Zildjan
Agop
Roland spd-sx
Trick BD pedal
50's tele Bass(Sting model)
Gibson LP
Fender Tele
Ampeg
Roland JC-120
Vox AC50cph
Vox 2x12 ( Celestian Gold's)
An array of pedals on the floor
microkorg
Novation Ultranova
Nektar Impact LX61(midi)
FULL PA sound system and mixers
FULL recording capabilities using Presonus Studio One 3.

MUSIC