simple man (shinedown)

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    basic audio sample with me singing into my phone with the track

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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.


basic audio sample with me singing into my phone with the track:


I am a 37-year-old working professional (unrelated to music) who has over the years served as a guitarist in cover bands, as a hobby. I am interested now in singing, and am looking to join a rock cover band or form a band as the singer. I'm currently taking vocal lessons and improving as a singer, but would not say I'm good yet. But, I'm working at it. This is just for fun (like I said, I have a career already), but if we get good I would like to play parties and bars and such, as time allows. For now though, my time is limited to meeting at most once a week to jam, in or around the Sugar Land area.

Like I said, I am just looking to do this for fun, but music is my biggest passion outside of family and work, so I do take it seriously enough to keep practicing and trying to improve as a musician. I am drug/drama/ego-free, and looking for the same (alcohol is not a drug, obviously :-)).

My rough list of possible cover songs that I might like to try is below. We'd be starting with the softer ones first, as I have not reached a point in my lessons where I am allowed to use distortion; plus, my voice is naturally softer. But, I'm willing to try the heavier stuff too, as I love listening to it. This is a list that is a work in progress, but should at least give an idea of the stuff I like.

song band
down in a hole alice in chains
a lifetime better than ezra
simple man shinedown/lynyrd skynyrd
shed some light shinedown
[various] shinedown
where the river flows collective soul
shine collective soul
gel collective soul
heavy collective soul
december collective soul
the world i know collective soul
the bleeding five finger death punch
jars chevelle
take out the gunman chevelle
face to the floor chevelle
lakini's juice live
where fishes go live
i alone live
somewhere out there our lady peace
creep stp
unglued stp
dream on aerosmith
you candlebox
[various] godsmack
thru the eyes of ruby smashing pumpkins
bent to fly slash
iris of the storm slash
rooster alice in chains
man in the box alice in chains
unforgiven metallica
unforgiven ii metallica
turn the page metallica version
humpty dumpty love song travis
writing to reach you travis
the fear travis
pipe dreams travis
wicked game chris isaak
better gnr
there was a time gnr
madagascar gnr
estranged gnr
come undone duran duran
at the stars better than ezra
hail to the king avenged sevenfold
words as weapons seether
better than me hinder
time ago black lab
beautiful day u2
scarlet letters mudvayne
fall into sleep mudvayne

A more comprehensive list of bands I like is:

Collective Soul (my favorite), Metallica, Alice in Chains, Godsmack, Disturbed, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Better than Ezra, Black Label Society, Chevelle, Default, Fuel, Candlebox, Gin Blossoms, Guns n' Roses, U2, Mudvayne, Slipknot, Static-X, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, Live, The Offspring, Pantera, Pearl Jam, Rob Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, The Tea Party, Tonic, Tool, Velvet Revolver, etc..... (basically, stuff with awesome riffs, guitar melodies, good rhythm, and melodic singing)...


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