SEEKING

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

ABOUT

HEADLINE:

I’m looking to put together a Power Pop side project, doing mostly covers at first, then depending on the synergy, and the level of motivation, native talent, and like-mindedness, start crafting the band’s own tunes and sound. I’ve got a pretty substantial list of off-the-beaten path, and standard songs with lyric and tabs/charts/links I’d like to cover, but mainly I’m hoping that whoever is interested will bring their own feel to the project. I’m looking for bass, guitar (lead), and vocals, so if you know anyone you might be interested, look me up, so we can chat. At: rwandover at g mail dot com, or (three Ws) : face book dot com / RGWandover


Cheers, RG

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BIO:

Been playing 30+ years. I play a mix of rock and derivatives, blues, garage, pop & soul. I'm currently gigging with the band The Black Market Opera. Ancillary to this is the failed experiment with the band Voodoo Death Cult--with more lofty aspirations than an ability work. Before that I was in the garage and soul band “The GTVs" who recorded with Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids at his Kudzu Ranch Recorders--tracks were mixed by Ron DiSilvestro from Forge Recording. Also, I just completed a side project with "Slagmatter" with Metal Mike Reese of "Loafass" and Skinny Timo of the "Riverside Odds."

A couple summers ago I did a short east coast tour with desert rock band "King Bison," and I did a one-off with “Black Lodge Music Ensemble” for the Independent Rock school in South Philly.

Before I did a stint with the metal band “Syberia,” and I was with The Blessed Muthas 2011-2014. From 2010-11 I was in power pop side project stupidly dubbed "Chicken-Church" (as differentiated from the tasty inversion) with Ross Munro and Matt McDevitt formerly of the band "Amerkulus.”

Between 2009-10 I was in the hard rock & blues cover band “Power of Three.” I've done sessions with the Gamble & Huff songwriter, Marvin Mitchell, and I've played with Rich Carter of the band “Plastron.” I did a pick-up gig with the rockabilly band “Shaky Deville.”

Further back I've played with Joey Wilson of “Youth Camp/Hooters” and bassist Martel Fein, and I did a stint with guitarist Chris Unrath (most recently with the bad Action Party & formerly the Big Mess Orchestra). In '98 I worked with “The Stuntmen” for a bit and was in a side project Ben Brower (formerly with the GTVs).

I’m a transplant from Seattle, and I hung with the likes of Carl Hinds of Dandelion/The Shemales, Gerald Collier of the band Best Kissers (who toured with X), Marc Olson with band Sage, and fellow drummer, Nate Johnson of “Flop” & the “Fastbacks” (post Duff).

There’s my former UW classmates James Lane & Kurt Danielson of the band Bundle of Hiss and later for Kurt, Tad. Anyway, I was in several bands through the 90’s including the DeMile Brothers blues band, & “Hoi Polloi,” with Jim Stapleton, a great songwriter from Flint, MI., and I was lucky enough to hoist a few with another amazing song writer Jimmy Silva.

As you may gather my influences are pretty varied, but overall, I'd say I have post-punk/post-rock sensibilities, with one foot in the grunge grave, and just enough technique to handle R&B & blues.

So, if you need a drummer, hit me up & thanks for reading.

Screen name:
RG Wandover
Member since:
Jul 04 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Too many to list. I dig Ian Paice, Bonham, Bobby Caldwell, Tommy Aldridge, Vinny and Carmine Appice, Ray Luzier, Chuck Biscuits, Brooks Wackerman, DJ Bonebreak, Brendan Canty, Josh Freese--and many, many more. (And, what about Dave Lombardo? Come on, he's the fu*kin' master blaster...) These guys are a wide sampling of influences, but as musicians, and for me they are all genuine, each with a distinct style.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

--Ludwig Keystone Blue Sparkle 5 piece w/ Ludwig Black Magic Snare
--70s Ludwig Big Beat 5 piece/Ludwig Centennial Maple Snare
--6 Piece PDP (DW)/Ludwig Acrolite Snare
--Gibraltar, PDP & Tama Hardware
--Remo heads & Gator Bags
--Zildjian K/Sabian HH/Saluda/Stagg VB cymbals & misc. eBay finds...

MUSIC