StringedThings
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

Was hard to just pick three genres. I'd like to add: Reggae/dub/Ska/Rocksteady, Celtic, Other, Electronic, Country and Jazz.

I'm a prolific riffer; some of which I record if I like them. Subtle, melancholy and intricate. I like drones. Looking to play with folks that want to develop a sound that we can apply to whatever we want: making covers our own, themed original albums, genre hopping, whatever. Looking fervently for a bass/keyboard player or another rhythm guitarist to build layers of delicious noise. I'm more interested in a studio project but would be willing play out if we came up with some tasty bits. I prefer music of a darker more somber slant. Longing is my favorite thing to play.

I travel a bit for work but would be up to play shows on occasion maybe 1x/month or so given we've something worth playing out? Not really expecting to make it big or anything. Just want to enjoy music with some folks. If it happens to go somewhere great! If not... great! I don't want to drive around eating bologna sandwiches for 2wks driving around in some crap vehicle playing shows for maybe $40/night --been there, done that. If it's going to happen for it, it will.

Have car, will travel to play. Distance will determine frequency. Just being honest.

Let's make some freakin' noise! Drop a note to my account if you're interested in talking shop. I'm Doc.Melodius there. Topics I'm fond of include recording technique, mixing/mastering, song writing/arrangement, etc.

Screen name:
StringedThings
Member since:
Jun 22 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Radiohead, The Cure, The Smiths, Low, Mogwai, American Analog Set/Wooden Birds, Sonic Youth, Marginal Man, GI, Jucifer, The Pogues, Liz Carol, Kevin Burke, Joy Division, Swans, New Order, Aphex Twin, Mazzy Star, Cat Power, Electric Wizard, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, The Shins, The Doors, Deftones, Bardo Pond, Still Corners, Velvet Underground, Interpol, Dead Meadow, The White Birch, Natasa Theodoridou, Labradford, Bedhead/The New Year, Sufjan Stevens, Midlake, RHP/Sun Kil Moon, The Clash, Slowdive, Arab Strap, Sisters of Mercy, Bjork, ...sheesh I could do this forever. I'm can be found at doc dot melodius where the G's get their mail.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Violin:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Fiddle:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Guit rig: Jaguar/Jazzmaster/Telecaster/SG through vibrolux reverb or jc-90 ( going through a 2x10 phase) with loads of delay pedals.

Bass rig: PBass through a 200w combo and direct for recording
Banjo: Fender
Fiddle: various (none with pickups)
P steel: still working with the Carter
Dabble in electronics: various synths and samplers (D&B, ambient, minimalist techno & house)