stratfreak
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I am interested in starting a band that covers three bands, (Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Black Sabbath) I am looking for a lead singer, bass player, guitar, drummer and keyboards.

No drugs, no stupid baby games and dedication is a must.

I started playing music when I was 6 years old. Of course back then it was an accordian. (don't ask)

I started playing guitar when I was 12. What everyone today calls classic rock I was learning because it was the new thing on the radio.

I have been in bands all around the country. The band I was in when I lived in New Orleans (Zen) was one of the featured bands the first year that MTV came down to experience Mardi Gras. (just dated myself there I guess)

The problem I see today is that everyone wants to be a superstar before they even have their set lists down and are playing on a regular basis.

I believe there's one more run in these old bones of mine. What I am trying to find is a dedicated group of musicians who realize that each member of the band is as important as the other.

I am what I am. I'm not Satriani and I'm not Dylan. All these years on guitar and around the industry have taught me alot. If you're looking for a studio musician I am not it but if you're looking for heart and years of experience look no further.

I'd either like to form a competent band - vocals - male/female : bass : another guitar : possibly keys to do great covers and originals or hook up with a working band that actually lives to play, not plays to live. (although there is nothing wrong with playing and making good money at it.)

I do not do drugs at all. I may have a rare ocassional drink but never when I am on stage. Music is and always will be my high of choice. I am married with children. (move over Al) I have the full support of my wife so there is no need to be concerned about that. (so many wives hate it that their husbands are in bands)

I have my own transportation and my own equiptment. (why is it that vocalists only need their voice and not an entire P.A. while us lowly guitarists have to buy all this stuff to play?)

:-)

Screen name:
stratfreak
Member since:
Sep 07 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The Beatles, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, Rush, early Bowie, Eric Clapton, U.F.O., Allman Brothers, Thunderclap Newman, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Cream, Iron Butterfly, Pink Floyd, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Chicago, Judas Priest, Dio, Triumph, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Mountain, James Gang, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchett, Foghat, Black Oak Arkansas, Robin Trower, Uriah Heep, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Frank Zappa.

Of course not really in any particular order except for the Beatles, they are one of the two main reasons I learned how to play guitar.

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strat - Bill Lawrence Pups - rewired
Ibanez JEM
1983 Ibanez Sabre
Epiphone Dot Deluxe
1980 Alvarez-Yari 9-String acoustic
Peavy Millenium 5 string bass
1988 Fender P Bass Lyte
75 watt Line 6 Spider III w/footboard

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