SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.
Updated Feb 2018:
Wow, this has been painful trying to find people who want to play in such a large metro area. Does anyone like to just play anymore? Don't get me wrong, I like gigging (I've been playing out regularly for years) but practicing consistently 1-2 times per week for 2.5-3 hours each if you're not playing that weekend should be equally as fun & not like a job.
I do not have a paid BandMix Account so please contact me at:
shawn.contreras at live dot com
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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. Willing to take it slow; no rush in getting out there; in fact if you just want to play & have fun consistently that's fine too. 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 25+ years. Played Chicago famous clubs, weddings, biker parties, fests, etc. as well as 15+ years being EVERY weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Looking to either join existing band or create a new one.
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 prefer to play rhythm guitar and a few leads here and there.
+ I do NOT want to be the only guitar player in the band; I enjoy playing with another strong lead guitar player.
+ I do NOT want to be the only vocalist in the band or strictly forced into being a front man. + Looking for TEAM players
+ Looking for a drummer with finesse and a light touch = no pounders.
+ 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!
Willing to practice nights: Mon, Thurs, Fri. Saturday day or night & Sunday day.
I even 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:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 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 Bad Company to Mellencamp; Winger to the Black Crowes; Def Leppard, 3 Doors Down, Hinder, Train, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell, Chris Cagle, Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser & Jason Aldean. I'm open. I'm interested in playing in a rock, pop, and/or modern country band. Ideally, it would be a combination of all 3 playing guitar-based modern music.
In rock, I like Daughtry, Lifehouse, 3 Doors Down, Nickleback, AC/DC, Black Crows, and throw in some 80's hairband music.
In Country/Rock I like Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Stapleton, Chris Cagle, Randy Houser, etc. as they're basically rock with a southern accented vocalist.
Everyone seems to be "stuck" in the 70's & 80's. Don't get me wrong I like it BUT need to take a "hard look" at your set list and ask yourself what songs do you have from the last 10 year decade that is danceable - it is almost 2018! Granted... the only thing that is good & popular is modern country right now so... time to compromise & adapt!
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
ESP Ltd Guitar
BlackStar combo amp
Avatar 2x12 cab
SWR bass amp
Mapex drum kit
PreSonus 16.0.2 Mixer
LED Par 64's