rhonie59
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

I am a fairly prolific contemporary Christian artist & worship leader in my local church. Several have called me a psalmist - I write what comes, sometimes all at once and some I have to work at for a bit. All I know is that music is like the air I breathe - can’t do without it.
I am not necessarily looking to form or be part of a band, but I would like to find other vocalists & musicians to collaborate with in person to help me in the studio to record the songs I have written over the years. If a band happens, I will welcome the opportunity & have the time to invest as I am retired.
If you have the capabilities to collaborate digitally long distance, lets talk!
My newly revamped & upgraded, in home, digital recording studio is now complete & ready to roll.

Musically, I love Blues & Funk, Folk & Acoustic, Jazz, Pop & Reggae, Latin, R&B & Classic Rock. I can't play them all, but I love the feel of them & the diversity from one to another.

I am rather prolific as far as writing goes - lyrics & music, so, I am looking for musicians & vocalists to perform all original material & maybe some cover stuff just for fun.

As I said above, I write both lyrics & music, sing lead & harmony, play keyboards & guitar. I am looking for vocalists for harmony & possible lead work, either male or female. Also looking for other musicians: keys, bass, percussion, other strings, wind, brass, etc.

I want to acquire a mix of both electric & acoustic for an eclectic & original sounding mix. The style of my music tends to fall into the Jazz / R&B category with other influences.

Contact info: rhonie59@yahoo.com or 304-782-2165

Screen name:
rhonie59
Member since:
Nov 10 2011
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Background:

I started out singing in the church choir & playing piano at the age of 7 - with the ability to play anything I heard on the radio. I have been heavily involved in music ever since.

I grew up on a mix of Hymns, 60's folk classics, 40's & 50's music my mom listened to. When I had control of the radio, it was top forty radio & rock classics from the 60's and 70's, with my favs falling into the 70's Southern Rock, R&B, Motown, Funk & good ol' Rock-n-Roll genres along with other 70's classics. LOVE the Muscle Scholl's vibe & anything with outstanding harmony vocals - Doobie's, CSNY, Kansas, Eagles, Led Zeplin, The Who, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bee Gees, The Moody Blues, Boston, Steely Dan, The Byrds, ZZ Top & I can't leave out The Beatles. These are just some of the few I enjoyed listening to growing up.

Musically, what goes in usually finds it's way out through what I write in some form or another.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

In the studio: Yamaha P150 Electric Piano, Fender Electric Acoustic 6, Yamaha Classic 6, Presonus Studio 1824c, Alto Lynix - Mix 164 16 Channel Mixer, Alesis 8 Channel mixer, Peavy 4 channel add on mixer, Behringer NUKE NU1000 Amp, Behringer 4 Channel headphone amp, Alesis SA 16 24 bit drum machine with dynamic articulation, DOD equalizer, York 12" speaker cabinets, Altec Lansing monitors, Teac CD recorder/duplicator, JVC double cassette recorder/playback/duplicator, 1 MXL vocal mic, 2 Sure SM58 mics.
For those of you interested in collaborating long distance, I run Studio 1.
If I've recently viewed your profile and you are interested, give me a call at 304-782-2165 or send me an email to me at [rhonie59 (at) yahoo (dot) com].

MUSIC