Shellmazine
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SEEKING

Keyboard, Other, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

We are looking for a synth/keys musician to complete our three-piece band where I (Aaron) do the majority of songwriting.

The band is alt rock centric with varying song paces, but some songs might sound harder or faster than I claim (I can always send examples). There's myself on vocals and bass (see setup for more info), a drummer with backup vocals, and the last spot requires a synth/keyboard player. Three-piece bands have a knack for sounding hollow, and picking individual parts out of songs can be often painfully easy. The aim by adding a synth is to fill any hollow segments with a player who knows how to create noises both to fill the void, produce catchy baseline melodies, and accent whatever we do (and us the same for you). Bonus points if you're an amateur at guitar, those things come in handy when you want them.
I've written an album and more, so what I need is:
you, your equipment, and your creative thinking cap and drive to help us make this work.

About me: 25y/o he/him. Not Single. Vaxxed. Learned on guitar (8 years), switched mainly to bass (6 years), and then fell in love with drums (3 years). Ex-Pentecostal bass player; three years every Sunday and often Wednesday, and if you know that kind of church music, you know it's busy licks. I have enough OG songs to write an album. Sadly, I no longer have drums, nor the space to host practice. I can't slap, but I'm learning. I normally play with a pick- if you think this is a cardinal sin, go outside. I have other experience in alt/indie, southern rock/country, and rock bands around the Athens/Atlanta area.

We're working on demos now, so sooner the better. Reach me at 2487609760. If you call or text, please mention bandmix.

...Otherwise,
if you have a band/group missing a bassist/rhythm, your rhythm has a hollow sound or is nonexistent, or the drummer really wants to sing for a couple songs, then I'm your guy. I listen to and play all kinds of contemporary music and have extensive experience performing funk/gospel. That said, I am used to learning songs in an hour or so and am looking for a (semi)committed rock/alt/funk group to jam and/or gig with.

Screen name:
Shellmazine
Member since:
May 23 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
8
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
25 years

Influences

I love contemporary music!
Setup- Royal Blood, Death from Above 1979

Overall sound- RB, DFA 1979, Peach Pit, Band of Skulls, PÆRISH, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tigercub

Bass writing- Blue Stones, Silversun Pickups, Turbowolf, Wolfmother, All Them Witches, Battle Tapes, Vulfpeck

Drum writing- Strawberry Girls, Them Crooked Vultures, Totorro, Koi Child, Good Tiger, Death Grips, The Beaches

Notable mentions: Baroness, Lawrence, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, Saint Motel, Highly Suspect, Dinosaur Pile-up, Japanese Breakfast, Queens of the Stone Age, Deep Sea Arcade

Members Of Band

Aaron - Lead Bass/Vocals
Patrick - Drums/Bu-vocals
You - Keys/synth

EQUIPMENT

My twin-amp setup allows a full guitar and bass sound simultaneously (or either separately), but the bass signal sounds better shifted up an octave rather than a guitar shifted down- that is the nature of my setup.

Bass Signal: Dry signal goes to tuner (also a mute)-> Distortion->Amp
Guitar Signal: Tuner Bypass-> Noise Suppressor (mute)-> EQ-> Octave^+LP filter-> Harmonizer-> Distortion-> Delay/Loop-> Amp

G-Amp: 2x10" Fender Pro Combo
B-Amp: Fender Rumble 150W

Drum kit

(we have mixers and mics but some speakers that aren't ours)