Rockmonnnster
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer.

ABOUT

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. 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 few years old), 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.

Screen name:
Rockmonnnster
Member since:
Jul 27 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

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.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

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, Fender 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.

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