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Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I updated this posting in February 2020.

Hello classic rock cover musicians! We are an accomplished bassist and drummer with many years of experience looking to put together a tight, well-seasoned classic rock cover band with *skilled* musicians with a high level of musicianship to perform melodic, energetic classic rock that has interesting composition to it. Please note that we are -NOT- looking to play the usual bar band material such as Petty, Skynyrd, Foreigner, Seger, Bad Company, Stones, Clapton, Steve Miller, 38 Special, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Tommy Tutone, big-hair 80's, blues, country, or metal. There are already plenty of very cool bands out there that play that material, so the public's need for that material is already thoroughly covered. We are seeking musicians who would like to perform music such as Styx, Queen, Heart, Rush, Yes, Journey, Boston, Zep, Eagles, Supertramp, etc. If that's the kind of music you would like to perform, then this project just might interest you.

The goal of this project will be to gig occasionally at special events, festivals, etc. in the greater Sacramento area. We seek musicians who have a love for playing the music as close to the original recordings as possible. Not all musicians enjoy doing that kind of thing, so this project will only be attractive for those who really enjoy spending time with the original recordings learning the material on their own by themselves, and then get together for group rehearsal already knowing their parts.

Please note that we are not looking to just get together and "jam." We are also not seeking to play any "originals." This is strictly a 100% cover band project.

As the bassist, one of the bands I played in was a Yes tribute band. I put that project together about 20 years ago and that band lasted quite a few years. We played mostly their 70's material such as the entire Close to the Edge album and stuff off of Fragile and The Yes Album. We played that material just like the original recordings and we received great crowd response. And most importantly, we had alot of fun! But for this new band, we are not looking to do a Yes tribute. The drummer and I are looking to put together a band that plays classic rock cover songs by various groups that audiences will easily recognize due to their familiarity with the songs. We put together a list of songs below (in no particular order) that we are looking at playing. Please take a look at the list and let us know if you would have any interest in playing this stuff.

The drummer and I are seeking:

>Two or three vocalists in the tenor/soprano range
>Two guitarists - each who can play both lead and rhythm
>One keyboardist

Having multiple vocalists will allow for multi-part harmonies. Also, since different vocalists have different ranges, having multiple vocalists will allow us to cover a wider range of songs.

We seek folks with patience as the search for the right people for this project will take some time. It took two years to find the right people for the Yes tribute band, but that project was very specialized. We don't expect it to take nearly that long for this new project, but it will certainly take some time.

After the list of songs posted below, you will find some links to video samples showing a few songs by the original artists to give you an idea of what we are looking to do with this band.

Blue Collar Man - Styx
Fooling Yourself – Styx
Grand Illusion – Styx
Magic Man - Heart
Crazy on You - Heart
The Long Run - Eagles
Hotel California – Eagles
One of these Nights – Eagles
Take It Easy – Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling – Eagles
Everything Is Different Now – Don Henley
Bohemian Rhapsody (first section only) – Queen
Radio Ga Ga – Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Killer Queen – Queen
Hammer To Fall – Queen
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Under Pressure – Queen
Stone In Love – Journey
Don't Stop Believing – Journey
Lights - Journey
Lovin Touchin Squeezin - Journey
Girl Can't Help It – Journey
Who’s Crying Now – Journey
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Limelight - Rush
Subdivisions - Rush
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same – Led Zeppelin
Over The Hills And Far Away – Led Zeppelin
And You and I – Yes
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Starship Trooper – Yes
Roundabout – Yes
Your Move/All Good People – Yes
Open Your Eyes – Yes
Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes
Hold On – Yes
China Grove - Doobie Brothers
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Beatles
Hello Goodbye - Beatles
Eight Days A Week – Beatles
Band On The Run – Wings
Jet – Wings
More Than A Feeling – Boston
Peace of Mind - Boston
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Don't Look Back - Boston
The Logical Song – Supertramp
Give A Little Bit – Supertramp
Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds
Your Smiling Face – James Taylor
Mexico – James Taylor
Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
No Time - The Guess Who
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
And She Was – Talking Heads
Wild Wild Life – Talking Heads
Stay With Me – Faces
Heartbreak Warfare – John Mayer
No Such Thing – John Mayer
Half of My Heart – John Mayer
Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
Southern Cross – Crosby Stills and Nash
Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart

Here are some video samples showing a few songs (by the original artists) to give you an idea of what we are looking to do with this band.

Blue Collar Man by Styx
Go to 6:30 at s://./watch?v=Sg6ccWZJo4I
And go to 51:30 in that vid for Fooling Yourself

Bohemian Rhapsody (first section only) followed by Radio Ga Ga
Go to 2:00 at s://./watch?v=TkFHYODzRTs
And go to 14:00 in that vid for Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Stone In Love by Journey
s://./watch?v=E_zfDAOCT84

Girl Can't Help It by Journey
s://./watch?v=h9TgWj2Kln4

Limelight by Rush
s://./watch?v=7nIV2EIVH9o
s://./watch?v=MR8ymvXvUFc

Subdivisions by Rush
s://./watch?v=HMeYcIe_jxY
s://./watch?v=6Ci_c77eQlk

Crazy on You by Heart
s://./watch?v=vGEKW-e_Ge8
s://./watch?v=e282K74eTLY

Magic Man by Heart
s://./watch?v=Ps7tVvQHLyo
s://./watch?v=vh5MYjNTUeA

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
s://./watch?v=rO7HtU0Co6Y

Hotel California by the Eagles
s://./watch?v=gj69BuobTzM

Roundabout by Yes
s://./watch?v=0dD6eV9ADLQ

Your Move/All Good People by Yes
s://./watch?v=f0L0XPhgN3M

Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes
s://./watch?v=dl_DiHJpLzM

Hold On by Yes
s://./watch?v=0pHeAROucGc

Jet by Paul McCartney and Wings
s://./watch?v=HFjTN11CnNY

Peace of Mind by Boston
s://./watch?v=XnQ39dTGCPU

Take Me To The River by Talking Heads
s://./watch?v=anjT71N4PGM

Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer
s://./watch?v=mQ1QnhaiqHE

Half of My Heart by John Mayer
s://./watch?v=E02nH5IOxJw

Southern Cross by CSN
s://./watch?v=iuLBhxZUkmU

Since this band will focus primarily on performing "melodic" classic rock, the name of our band will be "Melodic Edge". We have already registered that name with the Worldwide Band Name Registry and paid the fee for the exclusive legal right to that band name.

For this band project, neither your age nor your gender matter. What matters is having a love for performing this type of material on stage, and an ability to perform the songs as close to the original recordings as possible.

If you decide to reply, please include your direct email address in your message. Please include information about yourself such as your experience performing in bands and the type of music you played. Also, please indicate if you have played any of the songs listed above, and if so, which ones. And of course, if you happen to have any video links or recordings of you performing, please include those as well. Thank you!

Screen name:
Sactobass
Member since:
Jan 22 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Most available:
Days

Influences

Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Randy Meisner, Paul McCartney, Dee Murray, Geddy Lee, Chuck Panozzo.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Two Fender Precision basses, two Fender Jazz basses, one Rickenbacker bass, 100-watt Fender Bassman tube amp, 300-watt Fender Super Bassman tube amp, pair of Fender 410 bass cabs.