scarabei
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

I am an experienced guitarist looking to find other musicians with good "musical chemistry" to jam and do some covers. I am looking for people who are committed enough to learn full songs and practice. I am interested in finding a drummer and another guitarist first. However, if you are a vocalist, bassist, keyboard player and looking for musicians who are serious about performing, please give me a shout.

A little background about yours truly. I was born in Ukraine and went to a Soviet musical school for classical guitar because I wanted to play neo-classical metal (think Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Children of Bodom). As I grew up, I stopped being a metal head, but still a committed rocker at heart.

I have a successful high tech career, but music is my passion and serious hobby. I try to practice every day, and looking to play with others at least once a week.

I am looking to start with some covers, doing some jamming, and, if there is chemistry, the sky is the limit.

Screen name:
scarabei
Member since:
May 17 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I am open to most genres of music. However, I am definitely a rock guy first. Probably my top 10 favorite artists, in no particular order, are Queen, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, White Stripes, Pink Floyd, Nirvana.

Below is a list of tunes that is relatively fresh in my memory and that I have covered/played/jammed-on with other people the past 2 years or so. Any of these in your ballpark? If so, hit me up and let's make music.

1. AC/DC - Back in Black
2. AC/DC - Hells Bells
3. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
4. AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
5. Beatles - Come Together
6. Beatles - Hide Your Love Away
7. Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Black Sabbath - Iron Man
9. Black Sabbath - The Wizard
10. Bob Dylan / Guns n Roses - Knocking on Heaven's Door
11. Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights
12. Bon Jovi - Lay Your Hands on Me
13. Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
14. Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
15. Children of Bodom - Every Time I Die
16. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
17. Darkness - Black Shuck
18. Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
19. Darkness - You Really Growing on Me
20. David Bowie - Space Oddity
21. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me
22. Def Leppard - Two Steps Behind
23. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
24. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
25. Dire Straits - Private Investigation
26. Dream Theater - Pull Me Under
27 Eagles - Hotel California
28. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
29. Everlast - What's it like
30. Fountains of Wayne - Stayce's Mom
31. Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways
32. Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
33. Guns n Roses - Don't Cry
34. Guns n Roses - Patience
35. Guns n Roses - Paradise City
36. Guns n Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
37. Guns n Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
38. Incubus - Drive
39. Jet - Cold Hard Bitch
40. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
41. Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
42. Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child
43. Jimi Hendrix - Wild Thin
44. Joe Satriani - Always with Me Always with You
45. Journey - Don't Stop Believing
46. Kinks - All Day and All Night
47. Korn - Blind
48. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
49. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
50. Led Zeppelin - You Shook Me
51. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone
52. Marilyn Manson - This is the New sh*t
53. Marilyn Manson - Use Your Fist and Not Your Moth
54. Metallica - Enter Sandman
55. Metallica - Fade to Black
56. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
57. Metallica - Sad But True
58. Metallica - Unforgiven
59. Neil Young - Don't Let it Bring you Down
60. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
61. Nirvana - Come As you Are
62. Nirvana - Heart Shape Box
63. Nirvana - Rape me
64. Oasis - Wonderwall
65. Oasis - Supersonic
66. Offspring - Gone Away
67. Offspring - Self Esteem
68. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
69. Pink Floyd - Mother
70. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
71. Police - Every Break You Take
72. Prodigy - Their Law
73. Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
74. Queen - Now I'm Here
75. Radiohead - Karma Police
76. Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack
77. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
78. Red Hot Chill Peppers - Breaking the Girl
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
80. Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
81. Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
82. Semisonic - Closing Time
83. Scorpions - Rock you like a Hurricane
84. Scorpions - Still Loving You
85. Scorpions - Alien Nation
86. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
87. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings
88. Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
89. Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing
90. U2 - One
91. U2 - Pride
92. U2 - With or Without You
93. White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

I live in a small condo, so I primarily practice through Line 6 Helix into studio monitors. When I play out, I use my Tech21 Power Engine 60 to amplify the Helix. Works really well for smaller venues.

My current stable of guitars includes Gibson Les Paul, PRS Custom 22, Taylor CE-314 acoustic, Cordoba GK Pro nylon string... plus a revolving door of impulse buys from eBay.

MUSIC