SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Other.

ABOUT

Experienced singer/musician looking for various performing platforms, varied styles of music.

Easygoing, gets along with everybody!

- Frontman for multiple bands since 1977
--- Frontman for gigging classic rock band for past 20+ years
--- Frontman for alternative rock band, Memphis blues band, pop rock bands in prior years
--- Strong lead vocals, 3 octaves
--- Strong background vocals, natural ear for harmonies

- Saxophone / Backup singer / rhythm guitar, sitting in with various bands over the years
--- Saxophone leads, fills, section playing (section harmony with keyboard, harp, other saxes, brass)
--- Background vocals (excellent ear/pitch, naturally find the right spot among other singers)
--- Rhythm guitar with or without saxophone

- Coffeehouse / acoustic small venue performer
--- Have played with piano accompaniment, acoustic guitar(s), small ensemble
--- Looking for coffeehouse-type opportunities
--- Comfortable with many various types of music

- Jazz ensembles
--- Toured with college jazz big band, played with two other big bands over the years
--- Played in various ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets)

Started singing gospel songs in church at age four.
Earned a college music scholarship to play big band jazz.
My classic rock band came in 2nd place in the KFOX radio Last Band Standing competition in San Jose, CA

Screen name:
ted-gauthier
Member since:
Oct 07 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Where to start?
Classic rock - Rolling Stones to Tom Petty to Bad Company to Eagles to John Hyatt to the Beatles to Van Morrison to U2 to...
Classic Alternative - Elvis Costello, The X, Bodeans, Talking Heads, Joe Jackson...
Alternative/grunge - Pearl Jam, STP, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls...
Acoustic - CSNY, Kenny Loggins (& Messina), Beatles, James Taylor, John Denver, America...
Jazz - Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Gato Barbieri, Miles Davis...
Country - Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Saxophone:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

- Saxophones
--- 40 years experience
--- Rock, Jazz (played in multiple jazz big bands and ensembles) and anything in between
--- 1954 Selmer tenor saxophone
--- 1990 Yamaha soprano saxophone

- American Standard Fender Stratocaster with Texas Special pickups
--- 12+ years experience
--- rhythm guitar, some lead
--- Crate GFX-30 guitar amplifier
--- Boss FRV-1 63 Fender Reverb Pedal
--- Boss FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Pedal
--- Donner Yellow Fall Vintage Pure Analog Delay Guitar Effect Pedal

- Takamine Jasmine S35 acoustic guitar with built-in contact pickups

- Shure Beta 58A microphone for vocals
- Nady Satellite SMHT-100 wireless microphone for sax

MUSIC