SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer, Dobro.
Looking to find 2 musicians/singers. I am putting together a trio (maybe even a quartet) who will become the core of a follow-on band. The type of music will be Americana, Classic Rock, Country Rock, Adult Contemporary, and perhaps some pop. Must play guitar as a minimum (ability to play other instruments is good too!) and be able to sing "in tune" as a lead singer, as well as a background singer (with understanding of how harmony is correctly sung). Everyone has got to play and sing, and at least 1 player must be an accomplished lead guitar player.
The instrumentation will be acoustic and light electric, possibly with keys or other instruments initially. Performances would be stripped down and arrange for the few instruments being played. Additionally, there will be some songs that will have backing tracks of discrete instruments. Perhaps the acoustic/electric arrangement would work best with a drum/percussion track and a bass guitar track playing. I have the equipment and knowledge of how to deliver these individual instrument sounds to amp channels with separate speakers on stage. The drums might come from two different speakers, the bass guitar track might come from the bass amp channel, the other instruments would have their own channels on an amp delivered to a couple of FOH speakers. This gives a very unique spacial sound to the band -- sort of like several musicians using their own Bose PAS systems on stage where you hear the sounds directionally from the PAS's coupled with a good FOH system. The idea would be to deliver a very intimate and unique sound from a trio of singer/players that is either just them, or a bit more of a full rounded out arrangement for some songs.
I have a great methodology for learning and practicing songs. I have a PA, practice space in Fitchburg MA, but some practice can be elsewhere, perhaps at another players house for some vocal or guitar practices.
If the 3 or 4 of us can get into this, share the common objective and make it work for a while, then we'd look to add other musicians and create a full band. I have the knowledge, contacts, drive, and experience, to fast-track a band to the front of the line and a track record that proves it.
If anyone thinking about this opportunity but can't get beyond the idea that some backing tracks will be used initially, just know that things will work themselves out when the full band is created. Also, the trio or quartet need not stop performing -- plenty of dinner shows and such that can be booked along with full band gigs.
America, Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Poco, Firefall, Pure Prairie League, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Don Henley, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes, Allman Brothers, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Frankie Ballard, Randy Hauser, Chris Young, Glenn Frey, and many TBD. . .
Hoping to hear from the right folks, and please tell me about you, your situations, your skills and abilities. . . I will reciprocate!
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- Member since:
- Mar 19 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
America, Eagles, CSNY, Poco, Pure Prairie League, Firefall, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, some blues, and anything that incites me!
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