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I love to improvise. A lot. I've been playing different things and writing music on and off for 30 years. I'm most comfortable on the bass. I've been practicing a lot more on the keyboards the last few years, and feel like I am a pretty decent rhythm keyboard player. I have an old drum set at my house, and I love playing on it and I'm getting better, but the drums are just for fun. I love to jam and make stuff up in the moment, but can learn all the written parts as well. I just like when a group can take a song and go off book and then find a way to come back to the song again. I do write songs now and then, but I'm much better with a partner to bounce ideas off of. I can sing in the lower ranges. As I've gotten older the higher notes have slowly disappeared.
In all honesty, I'm in the middle of a divorce so with splitting the kids 50-50, I have a lot more time on my hands, and I'm hoping I can get back into a band and playing music again. Some of the happiest moments of my life have been while playing with like minded musicians.
- Screen name:
- Shawn Millar
- Member since:
- Mar 24 2019
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Phish, Radiohead, The Beatles, Queen, The Who, Pink Floyd, Harry Connick Jr, Jane's Addiction, Oysterhead, Pat Metheny, Peter Gabriel, Styx, Tom Lehrer, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Stephen Lynch, Barenaked Ladies, Ani Difranco, The Two Man Gentleman Band
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
5-String Fender Jazz Bass
Small Peavy practice amp
Large 15" Cabinet in a closet with no amplifier at the moment
Reason 10 and MIDI keyboard
Old crappy drum set
Mountain Time Track number: 1 Year: 1997 Genre: Rock
I wrote this, am singing, and playing the bass.
Go West Track number: 2 Year: 1997 Genre: Rock
I helped write some of the music and am playing bass
Maiden Voyage Track number: 3 Year: 1997 Genre: Jazz
Herbie Hancock cover with some improvisation in the middle. I'm playing bass.
Excecutioner Track number: 4 Year: 1997 Genre: Rock
I helped write some of the music. I'm playing bass and have some counter point backing vocals.
The Roadtrip Song
The Roadtrip Song Track number: 5 Year: 1998 Genre: Other
A one night collaboration with a guy I never saw again. He played the guitar, I was on bass, and I wrote the lyrics and sang.
Untitled D-88bpm Track number: 6 Year: 2018 Genre: Other
Recorded on keyboard in Reason.
2017 Jam#1 Track number: 7 Year: 2017 Genre: Other
Improvisation with me on keys, and friends on drums and cello.