SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.
I'm a guitar teacher and I play every day. I really enjoy it, and I feel like an integral part of my ongoing education and practice is playing with other musicians. I'm going a bit stir crazy these days, because the band I've been in for the past couple years has dissolved. The reason for our demise might give you an idea of what I'm looking for: We got along great, and everyone had songs they'd written, with three part harmonies; and we had fun covers of songs from the Jackson Five to Guns 'n' Roses, as well as a growing repertoire of Jazz Standards. This was all great, but I always get an itch to show something like that off, and the other band members had too many other commitments to play out enough to make me happy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not itching to be famous, and I'd prefer to do some jamming and let something more serious happen organically. But, you know, if you build a boat, you tend to want to see if it'll float. So that's it, I'm a serious musician with or without a band, but I prefer to be in one, and if it gets good I'm going to want the personnel to be able to clear some of their schedule for doing shows, making recordings, and the like.
That said, I'm not particularly interested in doing the genre thing. I like the Indie kind of independence, although, oddly, Indie is a kind of genre with a sound. I don't go for it though. I'm interested in playing originals and doing covers from many genres and making them sound like my band, or our band, whoever the rest of "our" turns out to be.
A few covers I'd be interested in doing: A version of Shadow Of You're Smile that's highly influenced by Ingrid Gilberto's, a version of In my Solitude adapted from Ella Fitzgerald and Barney Kessel's, a Bluesed-up version of Ramble On.
I'd like to do harmonies, and would prefer one band member be female, for the timbre. Stand up bass, would be nice... and a drummer with a light touch; I like to hear the subtleties. Any jamming is generally a rewarding experience, but ultimately, I'm probably going to want to work with people who have some theory knowledge, even if it's in your own esoteric language. An open mind and a willingness to keep working are the keys to ongoing musical satisfaction.
- Screen name:
- Regis Jr
- Member since:
- Nov 30 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, David Gilmour, The Roches, Jane's Addiction, Vulfpeck, Babel Gilberto, Robert Johnson, The Pixies. I like to incorporate a lot of things, but I'm not as hyper as that sounds.
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Vocalist - Alto:
My Strat and my Blues Junior. Plus a couple mics and cables. :)
KIller In The Television
KIller In The TelevisionHard Rock, Screaming, Great Bass
As Long As I Long
As Long As I LongAn alternative Country-Rock type jam. Could be played on acoustic, but this track has a fuller arrangement.
Precious HeartLove song in the R 'n' B style played on acoustic
Ears Two Ewe
Ears Two EweA song about wishing you were someone else in 2/4. Recorded on a 6 track cassette players. With backwards guitar and Three Stooges samples.
Chronic ConditionRock 'n' Roll Song with extended love metaphor
Hard Row To Hoe
Hard Row To Hoe
You 'n' Me
You 'n' MeA priest and a rabbi walk into an oxygen bar...
U 'n' Me Instrumental
U 'n' Me InstrumentalThis is an instrumental version of a song I wrote, called U 'n' Me, that I arranged for the media company, Unhinged Media. I plan on adding vocal's sometime soon and posting that version.
Orange And White
Orange And WhiteA love story
Heads Will Roll - Lori Anne Collins
Heads Will Roll - Lori Anne CollinsHere is a song written by Lori Anne Collins - the bass player in the band I'm in(Biglittlebang). I made this demo version, because I wanted to experiment with harmonies. Lori has her own arrangement posted on her soundcloud page. Check it out, too.
Booze BarrelUptempo, country, instrumental
Leave It Alone - McNicholas/Semple
Leave It Alone - McNicholas/SempleThis song is about the aftermath of addiction, i think.
Our Luck Is Gonna Change - McNicholas/Merrill
Our Luck Is Gonna Change - McNicholas/MerrillCountry Rock ballad about two lovers who have had trouble keeping it together, but sense a romantic renaissance in the making.
Gravity - McNicholas/Merrill
Gravity - McNicholas/MerrillScientific meets spiritual/romantic in this physics-nerd's serenade.
Knock On Wood
Knock On WoodHere is my original recording of Knock On Wood, a song I wrote.
Knock On Wood
Knock On WoodThis is singer/songwriter-multi instrumentalist Anne McCue's version of my song, Knock On Wood. It appears on her latest album Blue Sky Thinkin'. She has 11 more wonderful tracks on the album. So if you dig this, you aught to check the album here: Http://www.itunes.com/annemccue
Cold Rainy Morning
Cold Rainy MorningTale of two lovers making the most of a cold rainy morning.
Lights Out!Rock 'n' Roll song
Record Playin'acoustic guitar and vocals
The Same Sad Song
The Same Sad SongThis track is from the album Crazy Creatures and is available for purchase on CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/regisjr
TaxiThis track is from the album Crazy Creatures and is available for purchase on CD Baby here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/regisjr