Shawn0647
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Updated Nov 2020:

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. 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 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.
+ 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 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, 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:
Shawn0647
Member since:
Oct 10 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

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

Diversity is key!!! Songs from Eagles, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell, Chris Cagle, Chris Stapleton, Riley Green, Randy Houser & Jason Aldean, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Bad Company, Mellencamp; Black Crowes; Def Leppard, 3 Doors Down, Train, Nickleback, 80’s Hairbands, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars. 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.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Telecaster
Sully Stardust
ESP Ltd Guitar
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