SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums.
I'm 40-ish with a family (and a full-time job, and time commitments), and still want to rock. Mostly originals, open to some covers, I'm looking for partners in writing lyrics and music. Have played and recorded in a D.I.Y. band called Moped Ashleys. I don't read well but know enough to figure out keys and chords. There's still magic to be found in trial-and-error.
Open to discussion on forming a band to record and play a gig or two a month. Would love a situation where I could trade off between guitar and bass, depending on the song...
A first step would be finding agreeable bass and drum partners. Pre-COVID I played solo pretty regularly at a local open mic, I have a full set of songs ready for the 3-piece treatment. New material will follow if there's chemistry...
(yes, that's a Three Amigos reference...)
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- Member since:
- Apr 11 2014
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
Killers, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Pretenders, Pixies, Cure. R.E.M., Psychedelic Furs, Superchunk, Lemonheads. Belly, Throwing Muses, Guided by Voices, Mojave 3. 80's punk, new wave, metal, and shoegaze-y pop a little rough around the edges. I get chills imagining Siouxie Sioux fronting Metallica on the Ride the Lightning album. That's a band I'd want to be in, but judging by the songs I've managed to post, it's more likely to sound like class-of-95 Superchunk or GBV...
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Danelectro DC Lefty bass, Epi Lefty LP, assorted amps & small P.A.
The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party Year: 2019 Genre: Alternative
hopefully this one speaks for itself. really pleased with how the lyrics turned out... acoustic arrangement, but I imagine it as a full band sound
Just Like Heaven (rough cover)
Just Like Heaven (rough cover) Year: 2019 Genre: Alternative
COVER! of my favorite Cure song. Harmonica arrangement. Always working on originals, but covers are a good way to figure out how you want to sound and what you want to write...
She'll Be Back Sunday
She'll Be Back Sunday Track number: 10 Year: 2003 Album: moon & all Genre: Alternative
From Moped Ashleys album "moon & all" One of my favorites to play live. I play bass.
the Moon and all the Stars
the Moon and all the Stars Track number: 4 Year: 2018 Genre: Alternative
a quiet version of a song I like to play loud. coffeeshop arrangement from demo in the picture
the Martian Way demo
the Martian Way demo Track number: 6 Year: 2018 Album: ...and other late bloomers Genre: Alternative
room for bkg vox in this one. I'd love to write more songs like this. definitely check out the story by Isaac Asimov
A Boy Named Josephine demo
A Boy Named Josephine demo Year: 2018 Album: Pride '18 Genre: Folk
Last Book of Matches demo
Last Book of Matches demo Track number: 5 Year: 2018 Album: ...and other late bloomers Genre: Alternative
this one grew out of an old bass solo, finally found words that fit the vision
Picture Day coffeeshop version
Picture Day coffeeshop version Track number: 2 Year: 2018 Album: ...and other late bloomers Genre: Alternative
from the demo in the picture
Inbetween Days (rough cover)
Inbetween Days (rough cover) Genre: Alternative
rough cover of an easy Cure song... used to play bass, but learning to like the guitar
Regret (really rough cover)
Regret (really rough cover) Genre: Rock
New Order song, been working on it since it caught me by surprise and I started sobbing at work. also trying to impress a friend... for this arrangement I 'invented' my own open G#m chord, so there...