Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


Updated Oct 2021: COVID has a lot of musicians taking a break. No reason to procrastinate, NOW is a great time to put some tunes together and get polished & tight ready for Winter ‘21!

Looking to either join existing band or create a new one.
Please contact me at:
shawn.contreras at live dot com
or text me on my mobile at:
Six 3 zero
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Does anyone like to just play anymore? Practicing consistently 2 times per week for 3-4 hours each especially if you're not playing that weekend should be equally as fun as gigging and not like “punching a clock”!

Seeking players to play large diverse covers from classic/current rock, & modern country hits. No egos or drugs; interested in having fun and playing songs for audiences. Must be solid & choose RELEVANT songs. I have a family & day job and looking for like players of interest. I'm NOT looking to do this for a living; but to have fun practicing as much as bringing enjoyment to others at gigs.

I have played professionally for 30+ years. Played Chicago famous clubs, weddings, biker parties, fests, etc. as well as 15+ years gigging thru an agent EVERY weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) throughout the Pacific Northwest. Not looking to play that frequent any more; only 1-2 times per month.

I am happy switching on and off the lead vocals with others. I don't need the spotlight; performing strong vocal harmonies are equally important to me. I play rhythm, lead guitar, and sing.

I enjoy playing with another strong lead guitar player or keyboard player.
+ Looking for TEAM players
+ Looking for a drummer with finesse and a light touch = no pounders and a great meter
+ Ideally, a solid bass player also with strong vocals.
+ Keys with vocals would be real nice but not a requirement.
+ Female/male lead vocalist would be nice but not a requirement.

Music appreciation, personality, & attitude is key to good chemistry. Looking for this to be long-time friendships as well as producing good music and having fun!

Prefer to practice nights: Mon, Tues, Thursday, Friday, Saturday day or night & Sunday day.

I have secure rehearsal space in St. Charles/South Elgin border - West of Fox River with equipment just need players!

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 10 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Too many to list. All genres to current, but mostly late 80's, and 90's rock guitar players.

Diversity is key!!! Songs from Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell, Chris Cagle, Chris Stapleton, Riley Green, Randy Houser & Jason Aldean, Huey Lewis, Eagles, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lynard Skynard, Bad Company, Mellencamp; Black Crowes; Def Leppard, 3 Doors Down, Train, Nickleback, 80’s Hairbands..I'm open. I'm interested in playing in a modern country, pop, & rock band. Ideally, it would be a combination of all 3 playing recognizable music and even a few originals, if anyone wants!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Fender Telecaster
Dean Zelinsky Dellatura
Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 head
Mesa Boogie Express 5:25+ combo
Panama 1x12 cab
Washburn Acoustic
Yamaha Bass
Mapex drum kit
PreSonus 16.0.2 Mixer
Yamaha speakers
Power amps
LED Par 64's