SEEKING

Accordion, Bagpipes, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I'm a singer and lead guitarist originally from the east coast looking to put together something UNIQUE here. My last band was an Irish rock/punk rock band that was able to gig extensively and do well given that we were able to tap into a niche.

My current style is similar, but I also play an uptempo bluegrass style of lead, so alt country/punk is kind of the vibe. This sets it apart from the Flogging Molly (no guitar solos) and Dropkick Murphys (blues solo stuff) in my opinion, and is so much FUN to play because people bounce around and GET INTO IT live.

After playing acoustic solo for a while, I would like to start a band. I've played 15 open mics (and busked on a pier) over the last couple of weeks and have been met with a great response.

I am NOT interested in paying someone to practice, and until we get established, I wouldn't expect it would be 100% paid gigs. I'm just being upfront. But in my experience, this type of music leads to a lot of opportunities because we'll stand out and won't blend in with the other normal genres. And it's super FUN and energetic to play! (I've played more wild shows and got more audience interaction with my last project doing this stuff back east than any pop punk band or cover band I was ever in. By leaps and f'n bounds.)

Also looking for fiddle, mandolin players, other guitarists. If this style touches your soul, hit me up!

Please check out my songs and hit me up.


Thanks.

Screen name:
ryanemerson
Member since:
Sep 27 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The Clash, The Cure, Social Distortion, Green Day, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, among others

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Telecasters
Les Paul
Hot Rod Deluxe
Tech21 Trademark 60
Guild acoustic

MUSIC