SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I've been playing guitar for over 25 years and semi-professional bandleader for 13 of those. I play a mix of jazz, rock, pop and I also sing lead or backup vocals. My secondary instrument is drums - I am an amateur drummer and could probably hack it on drums for rock music, but nothing more complex. I also dabble on the piano. I'm looking for other musicians who are of the high-intermediate skill level like myself and preferably ones who have a day-job so that they don't depend on music for money. Not that I won't try to make money (I am a consummate businessman), just that I am an engineer by day and cannot be a full-time musician. I would like to form a band to play a wide variety of genres, work on original material, and play public/private gigs once or twice a month. Currently I am most desperately seeking a bass player. Chris dot Rockett at "jee-male" dot com

Screen name:
rockettman
Member since:
Aug 28 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Dire Straits/Knopfler, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, Lake Street Dive, Bela Fleck, Los Lobos, Junior Brown, Amy Winehouse, Dawes... The list goes on and on.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Piano:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

PRS semi-hollow through Tone King Meteor-40 tube combo; 5-piece Pearl Session Series drum set ~1994; Washburn Bantam bass through Fender Bassman 100W combo; Casio PX-5S keyboard; Taylor 410ce acoustic; Professional grade PA system with QSC mains & monitors and numerous vocal/instrument/recording mics; Cakewalk Sonar Artist for basic recording

MUSIC