sunswan
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

My mantra is: "It's not about what we want to play, it's about what THEY want to hear!" Ok, well maybe it's a little bit about what we want to play. :) I like doing the songs that everybody loves, but most bands don't do - the 1 hit wonders, the "I used to love that song back in the day..." kinda stuff. I love catching people off-guard and blowing their minds.

I've been playing guitar for as long as I can remember. I'm 100% self taught and play by ear. I have excellent timing and rhythm, I can rock out and even play metal, but my natural style is rather bluesy. Sort of Clapton-esque, Gilmour-ish, or SRV-ish with some Neal Schon & Randy Rhoads thrown in there. Makes sense, since that's what I used to play when I was a kid. I like a good sounding mix, not just balls-out guitar all the time. Above that, I love a great vocal harmony and sometimes I can contribute... sometimes not so much.

You can catch me on sswan72 at (gee-male-you-know-what-dot-with that thing at the end)

Oh yeah, and I also dabble on drums, bass and little piano/keyboards from time to time.

Screen name:
sunswan
Member since:
Apr 10 2005
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I like everything and appreciate any good musicianship. I grew up playing Journey, Pink Floyd, Ozzy-Black Sabbath, Rush, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Eric Clapton, Metallica, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin... your basic 70's/80's guitar/arena rock, but I enjoy all kinds of music and would love to play a bit of a variety.

Would love to play some Floyd with other like-minded musicians - even if only for fun. I do some pretty spot-on Gilmour.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

It changes a lot because I'm always buying and selling gear... Suffice to say that I have what I need to practice and/or gig.

'87 (yep that's considered 'vintage' now) Fender Stratocaster,
Epi Les Paul,
Kramer (hot-rodded) strat style,
Rogue Lap Steel,
Takamine Acoustic-Electric,
Avid Eleven Rack,
Boss GT-6,
Dunlop Crybaby Wah,
Heil Talk Box,
Behringer FCB 1010,
BBE Boosta Grande,
HeadRush FRFR,
Roland JC-120,
Crate Vintage Club 60 (tube),
Boss Cube Street,
Samson Wireless,
Shure SM58,
Bunch of Carvin mics,
Monster cables,
Dunlop picks (of the yellow variety),
Swirlygig (everyone needs a Swirlygig),
Dabbling in some new tech that I don't fully understand yet - MacBook Pro with REAPER and MainStage 3,
iPad mini with iRig 2, JamUp & Tonebridge,
Last but not least, a lovely but worn '67 Gibson B-45 12-String Acoustic (retired)

MUSIC