swimguy
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ABOUT

- I began playing piano and guitar "by ear" beginning at age 5, followed by formal (i.e., mandatory) music lessons. I became a "frustrated protege" and stopped lessons around 11, but continued playing all listed instruments (plus trumpet) in marching, jazz, and party bands. Took a break from serious playing for grad school and then professional life, but now digging back in.

- I have considerable vocal experiences with perfect pitch much of the time; I can usually pick out and sing harmony vox.

- I comfortably read treble clef.

- I'm a professionally-minded, passionate, eclectic, dedicated musician interested in joining a dedicated group of musicians. I would like to play out, locally and/or regionally/nationally. I prefer covers, but open to originals given the nature and quality of the content.

- Having played out a good amount, song choice is a "big deal" to me ("Yes; you do a beautiful version of "Please Come to Boston," but we're at an outdoor summer festival with 1500 people...). Likewise, high quality vocals are really important to me ("That 3-minute guitar solo and your high volume are impressive; but no one can hear what we're singing, or that harmony we worked on...").

- I can seamlessly contribute to songwriting. I've written lyrics to about 30 songs and keep a small workbook of poems and lyric ideas. I share it sparingly, and only with the groups that I am part of.

- I have done booking, socials, and have even created merch for other bands I am in. I have contact information for venues and booking throughout the region. I'm really happy to help take these jobs on as part of my membership in the band.

Screen name:
swimguy
Member since:
Feb 13 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

In absolutely no particular order: Bob Seger, Maroon 5, Counting Crowes, Eagles, Duran Duran, ELO, Kansas, Fleetwood Mac, Clash, George Jones, Rolling Stones, Doors, CSNY, Crowded House, TobyMac, Kiss, Beatles, Earth Wind and Fire, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Monkees, REM, Matthew West, Byrds, Boston, Styx, the Cars, Led Zepplin, Squeeze, Hollies, Blondie, Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers, Billy Squier, 60's, 70's, 80's. and 90's...heck, I've even been part of two really good jams on Dexy's Midnight Runners

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender P Bass; Fender PJ Bass; Fender Strat; Taylor Acoustic, Hohner Harmonica, Piano, my voice. Also a trumpet that I totally recall fingerings on, but would have to get my lips back. I have varying amounts of formal training but can also play most songs by ear when the song is learned or familiar to me.