SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer.
Mostly an original player, but interested in possibly joining a cover band doing heavy radio rock stuff. Maybe heavier versions of classic rock songs, etc. Have good gear, good ear, team player. Play well with other guitarists. Don't drink or do drugs (I'm fine with you doing some in moderation...just nothing nasal or injectable).
Clip here is a rough draft of a tune "Dark" with my former band in Charlotte, NC. I play lead and rhythm parts on it to give you an idea of my playing in a hard rock/ metal-ish type context. Solo kicks in around 2:29 to get a sense of my chops and tone...although my style has changed in terms of fluidity, etc. I would say my tone is more grown up nowadays (this song is a fairly old example), but yes, I can still play this tune and write things along these lines. Haha. I would say I have gotten faster with a smoother/ more balanced sound overall.
Have other more proggy and even instrumental tunes if anyone is down for that sort of thing...and a fair amount recorded already. My files don't seem to play well with Bandmix system, however and can't seem to upload them.
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- Member since:
- Jul 27 2007
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Randy Rhoads, Gary Moore, Tony Iommi, Jimmeez (Hendrix and Page....of course!). George Clinton, George Harrison, George Takei, Keith Richards, Zakk Wylde, Slash. The list goes on and on.
I can listen to KD Lang one second...and then Yngwie Malmsteen the next. Lamb of God to Macy Gray. Gasp. So....my tastes are truly all over the place.
I (try to) play to the song...whether it needs a soft passage or a barrage of notes.The song is what is important...and I appreciate moments of brilliance from groups whether heavy and technical or simple and soft...sometimes you can say a lot with very little...other times...you gotta let it loose and give 'em the 32nd notes....:)
Really digging the more recent Mastodon and old Rush currently to give some insights as to where my head is musically at the moment.. not sure what I am currently writing sounds like either, however.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Creative writing diarrhea. Lots of tunes in the embryonic stage at various points of development, but will make samples available to seriously interested parties.
Personal gear at the moment includes Ernie Ball, PRS, G&L and Gibson guitars, Engl, Bogner and Orange amplification, Marshall and Avatar cabs. Xotic, Line 6, Fulltone, Voodoo Lab, BYOC, Source Audio and Eventide Pedals. It sounds good. I promise.
Not a problem to go buy new/different/etc for what the gig calls for, but my gear can handle basically any style.
Dark Track number: 1 Genre: Alternative
Track off last imploded band demo...lol. Has a good example of my lead style in a hard rock context in the middle. Tuned to Drop D, tuning lower nowadays.