The Sunshapes
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Cello, Ukulele.

ABOUT

I'm a classically trained composer and singer/songwriter. In this group we play my original songs (and sometimes cover tunes) as a duo, trio, or full band depending on who is available for each gig. I have a couple albums worth of songs written for guitar/piano and voice. I've played these songs with several different formations of bands as well as on my own as a solo act.

Looking for musician(s) to jam with and collaborate with on my/your current songs and to write new music as well. For my music, I have chord charts to read along with until the songs are memorized as well as recordings to practice along with if desired.

I generally hold out for shows that pay but will sometimes take non-paying shows for the fun/exposure or events that support a cause I believe in (i.e. Veganism/Environmentalism).

We rehearse and record at my home studio in Shoreview, MN. I'm open to ideas musically, but ultimately aiming for an indie pop/prog/electronic meets classical sound.

bryan.schumann at g-m-a-i-l . c-o-m

Screen name:
The Sunshapes
Member since:
Apr 04 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bands/Artists: All sorts of classic and modern pop, rock, indie, and acoustic music. From The Beatles to Incubus, MUSE, AIR, Asgeir, Jason Isbell, Jeremy Messersmith, Mason Jennings, The Lumineers, Radiohead, Glass Animals, Bjork, & lots of 90s and 00s bands.

Classical Composers: Jennifer Higdon, Steve Reich, Jean Sibelius, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, & Erik Satie. Many many more. Too many to list :)

Instrument experience:

Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Trumpet:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Practice space with a PA system and attached recording studio. Acoustic & electric guitars w/ effects and stage amps, bass guitar, a few keyboards & synths, drum set, various hand drums & perc accessories (shakers, kalimba, djembe, cajon/bongo hybrid drum, etc), a few trumpets w/ electronic hookups and effects, ukulele, banjolele, violin.

MUSIC