SteveMer225000
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SEEKING

Keyboard, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist.

ABOUT

Primary instrument: Bass guitar

Piano, 15 years, professionally taught (Judith Waller)
Cello, 12 years, professionally taught (Alice Gremi, Brandon Cota)
Bass guitar, 8 years, self-taught (shares skillset with cello)
Guitar, 7 years, self-taught (p.t. 2 years, Jenny Jones)
Mandolin, 5 years, self-taught (shares skillset with violin)
Vocals, 10 years, classical training

Extensive classical training and knowledge of music theory, experience in musical composition. I've been trained as a classical musician, despite my years of rock experience. Therefore, you get the knowledge and expertise of a professional (and successful) music snob, paired with an easygoing and rock/metal oriented personality. I'm most interested in finding a steady band to work and gig with in the Ann Arbor area, but I'm up for one-on-one music and organized jam sessions too.

Contact (734)846-3368 or smerritt25. No spamming, please.

WHAT I'VE DONE: (All work is mine unless marked EX [example].)
Principal Cellist, Pioneer Symphony Orchestra*, 2009-2011
---Concert: (://./watch?v=KWgIiv13mgI)
Cellist, Encore Theater Productions
---The Light in the Piazza
Bassist, Pioneer Theater Guild
---Miss Saigon
---Oklahoma
---Seussical (EX: ://./watch?v=YQVlQjLw4KM)
---Hairspray (EX: ://./watch?v=8exH-bRvqEE)
---Future Stars (://./watch?v=lGiwEkx4k6w)
Bassist, Community Theater Ensemble
---Little Shop (EX: ://./watch?v=bLO7IxKwruc)
Bassist, The Pres Whirls
Vocalist, Symphony Serenades 2011
---Procrastinatrio (://./watch?v=CuI6EHSfLwI 5:00)
Cellist (accompaniment), Breakin' Curfew 2011
---Grace Hwang (://./watch?v=sklcQWqVgYQ)
Musical Director, Desperate Measures 2010-2011
---Album, "Insert Title Here" (recordings available upon request)
Studio Cellist, Jenny Jones
---Avery (://./jennifernjonesmusic)
---Wishing Well (recording available upon request)
Session Guitarist, Pioneer Orchestras
---Take The A Train (://./watch?v=V0U1cCM2CHo)

*Grammy 'Select' Orchestra (top 3 HS orchestras globally), 2010
Grammy 'Signature' Orchestra (top HS orchestra in the world), 2011

Screen name:
SteveMer225000
Member since:
Oct 30 2011
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

*Victor Wooten*, *Dave LaRue*, Stu Hamm, *Flea*, Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, *Joe Satriani*, RHCP, Led Zeppelin, *Rush*, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Hope in Ghosts

EQUIPMENT

Bass:
Fender Jazz (MIM) Bass
Ibanez BTB205 Bass
SX Custom Bass

... -> Boss ME-50B -> Ampeg B2-RE Rack Head -> Tech21 RBI -> Peavey 32-channel EQ -> GK Goldface 410GLX Cabinet

Guitar:
Epi Les Paul Deluxe Custom -> Boss ME-50 -> ZVEX B.O.R. -> Line 6 75W SS Combo

Drums:
Simmons SD7PK -> Mackie 16 channel -> Bose 350 PA

Vocals:
Shure SM58 -> Mackie 16 channel -> Bose 350 PA

Cello:
Hans Felix Maestro 2007 edition
Celilia Professional 1998 edition

Acoustic Guitar:
Abilene AW-15 -> Shure AG pickup -> Boss AD-8