thekeyofi
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SEEKING

Vocalist - Soprano, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Keyboard, Vocalist - Alto, Clarinet.

ABOUT

Bending a note here for contralto or higher and an instrument: acoustic, archtop, reed, brass, fretless bowed, or keyboard - Bb3 and higher. Developing a fresh yet familiar sound, putting a spin on covers, legacy songwriting. Listening for musical collaboration. Duo, Trio.

Collaborator here has a capella ensemble experience, Barbershop, more recently a semester of Bass-Baritone voice training, geeky with Western Music Theory. Improvisational whistling. Was a part-time music instructor for gigglingly low music pay plus musical self-challenge and fun.

Instruments are customized from the earliest 1992 acoustic. Early 2000s, down- and alternate-tuning, then slack. Summer 2019, a 6-string Bass configured for Bb0, standup-bass tone.

Screen name:
thekeyofi
Member since:
Jul 05 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Recent include Carol Kaye, Level 42, Hoagy Carmichael, Norah Jones, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, KT Tunstall, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Love Canon, Widespread Panic, The Radiators, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, Spafford, Maps & Atlases, Horror Pops, Wendy Law, Paco Vidal. Further back Leo Kottke, Mark Knopfler, Chuck Mangione. Tequila.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Low-voiced 6-strings. Tube combos with Alnico Blue, Pulse15. RE-20 microphone premixed with instrument into hi-Z amps, DI XLR line level.

MUSIC