Bass 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...

contact: elguapo1973ath0tmaildotcom
(yes, that's a Three Amigos reference...)

Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 11 2014
Active within 2 weeks
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...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Background Singer:


Danelectro DC Lefty bass, Epi Lefty LP, assorted amps & small P.A.