SEEKINGBand to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Keyboard, Steel guitar.
Can do lead guitar, fair lead vocals and harmony vocals on Standards, 1950's - 1960's Oldies, Classic C&W, Smooth Jazz, Rockabilly, R&B, Classic Rock and older pop. I like to take an equal share of the lead vocals. Can read music. Willing to play bass guitar for some tunes, such as when a bass player sings leads more comfortably while playing guitar. Hard, loud, heavy rock is not what I do. Also, I am not a front man, entertainer, or agent.
I have decades of part-time band experience in Philadelphia / South NJ area lounges, country clubs, private affairs, parks, parades, bars, VFWs, Moose, Elks, Eagles, American Legions, Atlantic City casinos, hotels and restaurants.
Seeking to join steady part time band, new or established, playing mostly older music for dancing and listening. Would like band practice once each week and play jobs weekly; I can make a two session per week commitment, with flexibility. The profile category "I tend to practice: 1 time per week" means that's how often I would like to practice with a part-time band. I practice on my own every day. Since I retired from my day job I am available for afternoon or evening practices with a band. I am currently involved in daytime musical projects including a 4 piece standards combo, a 5 piece all jazz chart reading group, and an oldies cover duo/trio w/tracks. These projects are not likely to get night time gigs.
I'm OK with working on a few newer songs that fit your gig. The more variety in your song list, excluding heavier rock and rap, the more capability I can bring to the table.
I would most enjoy being in a band again where most of the musicians sing leads and harmonies. I like to work with bass, drums, keyboards, and sax for playing a wide variety of song types. I have worked in as small a group as trios with drums and bass, and trios in which the keyboard player does left hand bass. A country band with steel or fiddle would be very good.
In 2019, I played guitar in the "Always, Patsy Cline" show in Tucson and in the "Little Shop of Horrors" at CPAC in Green Valley. Reading charts was required.
I have transportation and stability. Gee mail (phillycat49 at dot com)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 28 2010
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
40's thru 70's pop in no particular order: Big Bands, Beatles, Western Swing, Sinatra, Ventures, Salsa, Elvis, Louie Prima, Do Wop, Ray Charles, Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Motown, R&B, Disco, classic C&W including Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Ricky Skaggs, Alabama, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart
Jazz Musicians, writers, arrangers (Billy Strayhorn, George Benson, Grover Washington, Pat Martino, Jimmy Smith, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Stephane Grappelli, Quincy Jones)
Harmony Singing Groups (Four Freshmen, Beach Boys, Imperials, Four Seasons, Temptations, Duprees, Skyliners, Manhattan Transfer, Earth Wind and Fire, Take 6)
Guitar Players (Danny Gatton, Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Scotty Anderson, Ray Flacke, Roy Buchanan, Tommy Emmanuel, Ricky Skaggs, Buddy Emmons, Jim Cohen steel guitar, Jeff Beck, Ted Greene, Chet Atkins)
Large Bands (Glen Miller, Brian Setzer Orhestra, Phil Giordano Jazz Orchestra, Buddy Rich Band, Tower of Power, Asleep At The Wheel, Tommy Morrell and the Time Warp Top Hands, Time Jumpers)
- Lead Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Bass Guitar:
Fender and Gibson guitars, old and newer Fender amps, mic, accessories for practical gigs.