samr88
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

I started to fill in this box but decided it might be too long (I left what I started to write below). Long story short, I'm a vocalist (a good one) who is new to the area and looking for a new band. I have another job so I would need to do nights and/or weekends. I'm a nice guy. Shoot me an email or something and I can fill you in on whatever you want to know. There's a little more info below.

I am a vocalist moving to Dallas from the San Francisco area and - unfortunately - leaving my bandmates behind. I arrive in Dallas in late July.
Now I am looking for a new band. I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for but I would like to find a group of folks who have an eclectic taste in music and want to make interesting music. An existing band or a newly forming band would both be fine. The goal should be to gig around once a week if possible.
I have a lot of experience across many genres but most recently focusing on rock (classic, alternative, metal, you name it) and country.
I've got range to hit those high Chris Cornell / Chris Stapleton / Robert Plant notes and the tone to deliver everything from Roy Orbison crooning to Layne Staley angst to James Hetfield growling.
I dabble in a million other instruments and have played harmonica, drums, pedal steel and slide guitar at gigs. That said, I would never sell myself as anything other than a vocalist. I am very musical, though, and will jump at any opportunity to learn a new instrument.
I'm pretty easy to get along with but I take pride in the product on stage. I expect everyone in the band to practice and come to rehearsals prepared. I think that in order to make a band work, you need a group of people who share a similar level of commitment and who can spend extensive periods of time together socially and professionally.

Screen name:
samr88
Member since:
Jul 11 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

You name it. To name a few (in no particular order):
Led Zeppelin
George Jones
Chris Stapleton
Pearl Jam
Beach Boys
Chris Cornel
Queen
Hank Williams (I & Jr)
Lil Feat
Marvin Gaye

Like I said, you name it.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Trumpet:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Dobro:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Is this box for all the equipment I have? Or just for what instruments I play?
I have a full vocalist setup (mic, cables, monitor, etc).
I also have a handful of guitars, dobros, pedal steels, amps, slide guitars. I have a cowbell. How specific am I supposed to get?