sman
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I started as a drummer for rock bands when I was in high school. Then worked as a studio musician for most of my college days playing mainly guitar and keyboards. Currently, with bands, I do vocals and play rhythm guitar; though I do play a lead solo from time to time. I moved to the San Jose area after college and gigged with bands heavily for about 4 years. I grew bored with gigging at clubs and doing covers, so for quite a few years I focused on my family and a career in tech, built up my studio, and continued to write and record music. In the last few years, I have gotten back to playing a few gigs here and there, trying to focus on original music. Now I'm looking for the right group of similar-minded musicians. In addition to gigs, I want to build up a large YouTube following for videos of original songs (a few covers too), and do some live webcasts -- something akin to Band Geek but focused more on original music. I write a lot of music with Matt Kramer, all the songs in the audio tracks at the top of this profile were written by Matt and me. I would love to collaborate with others to write and perform new songs. Check me out further at stevemansour dot com.

Screen name:
sman
Member since:
Aug 03 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Beatles, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Yes, Todd Rundgren, Brian Setzer. Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Badfinger, Bryan Adams, CSNY, Def Leppard, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Johnny Winter, Led Zepplin, Peter Gabriel, Queen, and many others too numerous to list.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: Fender strat, Fender telecaster, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson ES 335, Gibson SJ200, Gibson J-185, Martin D-35, Rickenbacker 360 12-string, Rickenbacker 4001 bass, Gretch G6120, Jackson, Line 6 Variax, Uke, mandolin, Gretch Dobro, Jose Ramirez classical guitar.
Drums: Yamaha acoustic drum kit, Zildjian cymbals; Roland TD-20X electronic
Keyboards: Korg N1, AxiomPro 48
Recording: Pro Tools and lots of other stuff

MUSIC