RFG
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I have been a semi-professional musician since my start in club bands as a Lead Singer/Bassist in the 80's. I am a former member of recording and performing bands Saffire, Social Insects, NuBoys, ÖR, GenkideSka, RFG, Live Star Nation, and The Dustman Project. I started doing solo acoustic (Guitar and Vocals) music in 1996, starting by playing small venues throughout Southern California. I have had two very minor recording contracts with Ecclectica Records (Los Angeles, CA), Soul Joy Records (Austin, TX), and did studio work with Digitraxx Studio (San Diego, CA). I am a long-term resident of Makakilo and work in a professional career that I love and is my main priority. I am open to writing, recording, and playing with like-minded people who are ego and drama free. The main reason I like to play music is because it is fun! Open to any and all opportunities.

Screen name:
RFG
Member since:
Jul 24 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

My diverse music interests/influences include Reggae, Punk, Pop, Ska, Rock, Classic Rock, Christian Rock, and Celtic Music. Bands/Artists I like include (in no particular order): The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Fugazi, Meat Puppets, Elliott Smith, Lagwagon, Slightly Stoopid, Hüsker Dü, Toots and The Maytals, Sublime, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Lightning Seeds, Nirvana, Local H, Descendants, Flatfoot 56, Gary Clark Jr., Brian Setzer, Black Flag, Plankeye, Everlast, Chevelle, Mustard Plug, Mortal, Madness, The Specials, Hepcat, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Aggrolites, NOFX, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Morrissey, Young Dubliners, Dropkick Murphy's, Pearl Jam, Queen, Jawbreaker, Stick Figure, Rebelution, Grateful Dead, The Clash, The White Stripes, Elvis Presley, Bad Religion, Oasis, Devo, X, J Mascis, The Smiths, The Kinks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Jam, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Rush, and R.E.M. among others.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
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 Mics; Sure Beta 58, Audio-Technica P48.