RELAYER is a Northern Virginia based cover band looking for a new
Lead Vocalist - playing guitar/acoustic and/or keys would be a plus.
We play “classic rock and beyond” with a range of material from the 60’s/70’s/80’s/90’s; including current charting songs – our focus
is on playing road tested and popular material, not recycled stuff from previous bands.
Gigs are not a problem; we were working steadily when we decided to
make a change in the lineup.
We like to play out 2 – 3 times a month (preferably on Saturdays) and practice once a week in Warrenton but we’re flexible on schedule. We are a “weekend warrior” band, so our philosophy is to have a lot of fun and make some money; but not at the expense of professionalism.
We’re very organized and professional, with all the bases covered – logistics/transpo, technical, PA gear, marketing for gigs, etc. and have a dedicated rehearsal space and our own pro level recording capability in a separate facility. We won’t get to the gig and work out the set list on a cocktail napkin after we set up; we’re not that kind of band.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 04 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 50 years
Great bands whose material has held up over time – U2, The Who, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis, Foo Fighters, Beatles, Kansas, the Police, Bon Jovi, Dream Theater, etc.
Individual influences include:
Drums – Bonham, Peart, Stewart Copeland, Simon Phillips, Phil Ehart, Bill Bruford, Alan White, etc.
Bass - Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, Entwhistle, Greg Lake, Stu Hamm, John Myung,
Guitar – Steve Morse, Ritchie Blackmore, Stevie Ray, Alex Lifeson, Ted Nugent,
Vocals – Plant, Sting, Bono, Geddy Lee, Greg Lake, Daltrey, Bon Jovi, etc.
*Note: These are our influences, not necessarily all the bands we play material by, we play commercially viable music at gigs
Members Of Band
Jay Storey on Bass and Vocals
Chris Boswell on Guitar
Mike Ball on Drums and Vocals
Two PA rigs, with one solely dedicated to practice (no need to tear down for gigs), with a downsized version of the gig system for smaller venues.
PA Gear - includes EV, JBL, Ramsa, Yamaha cabinets/monitors, Symetrix, Drawmer, Dbx, Ashly, and Lexicon EQ and signal processing, QSC and Mackie amplification, Shure, E/V, Audio-Technica microphones
Mapex Pro-M and Ludwig drums (maple kits with one set used primarily for practice), Roland Electronic percussion, Sabien cymbals, road cases for both kits and Gibralter hardware.
Mesa Boogie amplification, Fender and PRS guitars, Taylor acoustic guitar, Yamaha acoustic F/X processing, Roland/Boss F/X pedals, vintage Echoplex and various boutique overdrive F/X
Rackmount Ampeg, QSC, and Bugera amplification, Carvin and Ampeg cabinets in various configurations (for small and large gigs), Ibanez and Fender basses, Korg rackmount tuning and ART Surge Protection and Monitoring
Separate facility not co-located at practice (practice can continue while working on a demo)
Mix of modern, DAW based (Sonar) recording and vintage analog gear (to include 16 track analog and stereo open reel mix down); Allen & Heath 40 x 16 console, MOTU 32 channel DAW system, various signal processing outboard (Aphex, Drawmer, Symetrix Focusrite, RNC, etc.), F/X processing by Lexicon, TC Electronic, Eventide, Sony, Line 6, Yamaha, etc. Tascam analog recorders, DAT recorder and CD-R recorder, JBL studio monitors, with Crown and Adcom amplification, various tube, condenser, ribbon, dynamic microphones, and 10 channels of high end mic pre-amplification
We're An American Band
We're An American Band Track number: 1 Year: 2008 Album: Demo cover Genre: Classic Rock
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