RFG
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

I am a Semi-Professional Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Bassist living in Makakilo, Hawai'i. Originally from Wisconsin, I started out in original and cover Punk and Rock bands (Lead Vocals/Bass) in the 1980's touring mainly throughout the Midwest US. After moving to San Diego, California in 1996 I started working as a Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist playing mainly acoustic shows throughout So Cal. My style has been described as "Alt-Punk-Folk." I was also involved in the Third Wave Ska movement in SoCal. I have worked semi-professionally as a studio musician and have had minor recording contracts with N*Soul/Ecclectica Records (Los Angeles, CA), & Soul Joy Records (Austin, TX).

For more info about me check out my website: ://rfgmusic

Screen name:
RFG
Member since:
Jul 24 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My diverse music interests/influences include Reggae, Punk, Pop, Ska, Rock, and Classic Rock, and Celtic Music. Bands/Artists I like include (in no particular order): The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Fugazi, The Evens, Crowded House, U2 (Early), Elliott Smith, Slightly Stoopid, Son House, Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould, The Police, 311, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Toots and The Maytals, Sublime, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Lightning Seeds, Nirvana, Local H, Agent Orange, Descendants, Gary Clark Jr., Jerry Garcia, Brian Setzer, Black Flag, Kings X, A Perfect Circle, Descendents, Plankeye, Everlast, Flyleaf, Mustard Plug, Mortal, Elvis Costello, Bad Brains, Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, Jimmy Eat World, The Kinks,The Dap Kings, Hepcat, G. Love & Special Sauce, Fold Zandura, Derek Webb, Charlie Hall, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dashboard Confessional, The Toasters, Delirious?, Martin Smith, Morrissey, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Young Dubliners, Dropkick Murphy's, Travis, Pearl Jam, Queen, Soundgarden, Stick Figure, Rebelution, Grateful Dead, The Clash, The White Stripes, Elvis Presley, Bad Religion, Oasis, The Smiths, Squeeze, Sleater-Kinney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Jackson, The Jam, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Kasabian, Muse, Rush, and R.E.M. among others.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

GUITARS: 1997 Taylor 612C Acoustic Guitar (Fishman Natural); 2016 Taylor GS Mini ES2 Koa Acoustic Guitar, 2010 Fender American Standard Custom Shop Stratocaster Electric Guitar; 2009 Fender American Standard Custom Shop Precision Bass Guitar.
AMPLIFICATION: 1991 Trace Elliot TA100R (British) acoustic amp; Marshall VS265 (British) amp; 2014 Gallien-Krueger MB210II bass amp; 2014 Gallien-Krueger MB115II bass amp; 016 Gallien Krueger MB110II bass amp;
?DOD FX7 processor.
HOME RECORDING SETUP: Pro Tools 12 HD; Garage Band; Focusrite Scarlet Solo Interface; MacBook Pro; Altec-Lansing AT2020 Condenser Mic; Sure Beta 58 Mic.