steve8ourcake
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Cello, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

I'm just looking for some guys and/or gals who are messing around. So many serious bands and stuff on here (lol). Nothing wrong with that of course. But if you're like me and you just want to jam for fun, and want to make some fun tunes together? Let me know. If we turn out legit stuff that sounds good in the process, then all the better, but that's not my primary goal. I just jam for the fun of it. I'm an amateur and a hobbyist, and a bit of a geek, just so that's clear.

I am open to internet collaborations, if for some reason you don't want to meet up IRL (such as, can't work it into your schedule, or if you're too far away for it to be practical, or whatever reason...). With that said, if we ever on the slim chance collaborate on something commercial, we'll need to come to a contractual agreement on how profits are divided. It's unlikely that I'd do something commercial (I'm mostly a non-profit hobbyist musician after all), but I bring it up just in case.

I'm into all sorts of music. In fact, I wish I could choose more genres in the checkboxes (choosing only 4 is too few), because If anything, my list of musical genres that I'm cool with is far larger than the genres that I'm not okay with.

So I just tried to pick my favorite genres, but to be honest, I'm okay with *almost* anything, just so long as it's got a good chord progression, and/or has a good jam to it if it only uses a few chords (i.e. a song like Blitzkrieg Bop; I'm okay with 3-chord tunes like that one).

Last note: Country and bluegrass (and derivative genres) are probably the only things I shy away from. That doesn't mean I hate all country or all bluegrass, but for the most part, I'm not interested in those genres. The few songs from those genres that I do like are definitely the exception, rather than the rule.

Screen name:
steve8ourcake
Member since:
Mar 11 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
2
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My influences and types of music I like are wide and varied. They include, but are not limited to:

*Primarily Dance music (disco, funk, edm, etc)
1st Example: Just Dance - (Lady GaGa Cover) by Dirty Loops [htt ps:// you tu.be/nZz5hyq7IV8]
2nd example: Apollo by Last Dinosaurs [htt ps:// you tu.be/M01rsp80LCk]

*Fun and upbeat pop tunes.
examples -
[htt ps:// you tu.be/09R8_2nJtjg]
[htt ps:// you tu.be/UpsKGvPjAgw]

*Japanese pop music (esp. anime songs) like:
"DAYS" by FLOW [htt ps:// you tu.be/uo0jE0oXITk]
Daisukinanoni by Kylee [htt ps:// you tu.be/rJxD1FjFgpc?t=58s]
Shocking Blue / itou miku [htt ps:// you tu.be/XuszSABfZXc?t=13s]
"DISCOTHEQUE" nana mizuki [htt ps:// you tu.be/1wjm5WGXsbo]
Those 4 are just a few of many, many examples that I could list.

*I also do like some the occasional metulz (especially symphonic metal), but I'm not the biggest fan of "screamer"-type vocals, unless they're subdued to the point that they don't obnoxiously drown out the instrumentals. I'd rather listen to a purely instrumental tune than one with screamer vox.
Example: Qantice - Head Over Worlds [htt ps:// you tu.be/_R5Dg87oIw4]
Symphony X - Domination [htt ps:// you tu.be/hayYZguCt_c]

On that note, I like a lot of tunes without vocals too, such as video game music (ex. the Disc 2 Battle theme from Grandia, or the Battle Theme from Grandia 3) Links:
[htt ps:// you tu.be/8BOw6QPt1-g]
[htt ps:// you tu.be/FOtHK7axaOk]

*Other Rock, punk, and some ska tunes are fine by me as well.
I'll just put a ska and punk example:
Pride Of Lions/TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA [htt ps:// you tu.be/FcWGdkoo0Fs]
Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones [htt ps:// you tu.be/iymtpePP8I8]

*Jazz.... is okay, depending upon the style and tune (Who hates Fly Me to the Moon? Not me. One example of a Great jazz tune). [htt ps:// you tu.be/5hxibHJOE5E]

*Some fusion jazz (80's onward) is cool by me too.
example - [htt ps:// you tu.be/QYcv_ou7gXk]

*Some R&B, some hip-hop.

As I said earlier, I'm a bit of a geek, so I like geeky music, examples:

*A lot of stuff by Jonathan Coulton, such as Re: Your Brains or Code Monkey, among others.

*Some Weird Al Yankovic stuff, like Nature Trail to Hell or Christmas at Ground Zero, as a couple of examples.

Also a few Ben Folds Five songs.

It's not like I'm a huge Elton John fan, but I do like a few of his songs, especially really enjoy the orchestral version of Philadelphia Freedom. [ht tps:// you tu.be/iGqrXHMfXpw]

Overall - I've mentioned earlier, but I'll say it again for emphasis. What matters most to me is not so much the genre but the chord progression quality/originality, and/or the groove and jammability of the song.

Instrument experience:

Electronic Music:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner
Violin:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

4 and 5-string bass and 300-watt single speaker combo bass amp.
A guitar and combo guitar amp.