SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Other.
Looking to form a band for ORIGINALS. Not interested in covers, except creative arrangements that add value to the song. I play bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards. I sing my own songs (unless--of course--you can do mine better!), and background vocals for yours. I have a lot of experience--Philly, San Francisco, St. Louis, London--and decent equipment (an inventory of keys, including Korg, Yamaha, Roland), Mackie PA, small-medium-large amps, etc.).
Looking for musicians with adult sensibilities, whether you're 20-something or 40-something. That means creative output, disciplined rehearsals, and a sense of cooperation. NOT looking for stars--looking for musicianship, quality, and synergy. Concert situations sought;--Money is Nice.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jul 18 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 60 years
Many influences: Lots of British, e.g. Peter Gabriel, early Genesis, Procol Harum, Supertramp, Police/Sting. American: Steely Dan, REM, Talking Heads, Warren Zevon; etc.; Some Jazz: David Benoit, Fourplay, Acoustic Alchemy, The Rippingtons (mostly for driving or doing bills).
In other words, Eclectic Excellence!
Members Of Band
Me, Myself, and I Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Bass, Keys, Vocals
Probably adequate, but I'm a hopeless Gear Hound
Memoirs Track number: 1 Year: 2009 Album: Tin Whiskrts Genre: Other
Although I'm listed as Bass/Vocalist, I'm also a composer, lyricist and keyboardist. This is my original song, which emphasizes melody and lyrics. I'm singing and playing bass; I created the keyboard arrangement and (typically) teach it to the keyboard player, although I often play keys on several tracks (e.g. 'Noblesse Oblige' attached) I'm wasn't sure which 'Category' to choose--you decide, after you've listened to the other two track attached. Thanks for listening, and sample the other tracks as well. RZ
Tough Love Track number: 2 Year: 2009 Album: Tin Whiskers Genre: Alternative
Another of my compositions with your truly on bass and singing. (Not to diss my singing in general, but it WAS slightly out of my range--the other vocalist was a baritone, so I was the 'least worst' for the session. Never mind why the keyboard player didn't want to change the key). Concentrate on the differnence in genre and accessible Pop song form, as well as the lyrics. I've always liked 'break-up' songs, especially when the singer does the breaking up . . .
Noblesse Oblige Track number: 3 Year: 2009 Album: Tin Whiskers Genre: Other
My third original included here. Not really Classic Rock. More along the lines of Prog Rock--kinda Procol Harum meets Asia (fill in your own influences here: ______________or __________________.). You'll notice on my Profile Page that I admire Yes, Supertramp, The Who, most British rock--see my Main Page for more). Obviously more highly arranged, with sampled FX to add drama to the 'End of the World as We Know It'. I'm on bass and vocals, with my arrangement for keys, drum and guitar(not an OCD control freak, but I do have a vision for the song. I'm always interested in band input, but our process was that the author had the final say). I'm fairly technically oriented (although a poet/lyricist) so I'm interested in future production featuring the integration of non-conventional instruments, samples--whatever adds ear-catching flavor, texture and drama. Thanks, and if you haven't listened to the other two tracks, please have a taste that demonstrates the variety. RZ