tobias1557989
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Mandolin, Dobro, Steel guitar, Accordion, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

I'm 22 and have been playing guitar since I was 7. I wish I could choose more than 4 genres, because I listen to, play and (try to) produce so much more! I love jazz, R&B, soul and Hip Hop in addition to rock psychedelia. Die hard MF DOOM fan. Thundercat and Connan Mockasin are probably my two favorite musicians at the moment. I find that a lot of people -- especially musicians -- resent that many once prominent genres are now "underground" so to speak. Personally, I love how music is becoming more and more globalized by the day; with "genre" becoming an outdated term. I've played in Hard-rock, metal, alternative, R&B, psychedelic and jazz groups. While I've never been a studio musician, I was occasionally hired to record a solo or play a few shows. The only original projects I have on or mp3 are from when I was 17! I composed most of those tracks, but my current compositions are much different and fall into the world of alternative/pychedlic/jazz? None of us knew how to produce, so at times those tracks can be rough. I just graduated from UCSC, so now I'm in L.A. to stay! More than anything I love to jam. Even if you aren't looking to start a band, just casually messing around is my favorite thing to do.

Screen name:
tobias1557989
Member since:
Aug 24 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
13
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Growing up I my biggest influences were Page and Hendrix. Love Eddie Hazel (I don't feel he's appreciated enough, other than Maggot Brain ofc). Badbadnotgood and producers like J Dilla and Madlib are phenomenal. In my adolescence, I primarily listened to classic rock. Zeppelin, Floyd, Supertramp, Sabbath, King Crimson, ELP, Doors. Love Steely Dan. I could go on forever, but I don't wanna write an essay :)

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I currently own an Ibanez TSA15H Tube Screamer 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head and Cab. My pedals include: Crybaby wah, RC-1 Loop Station, RAT, Vol control to name a few (I would have more, but I've been using Logic's massive ensemble of effects to entertain myself lately.) I have a 2011 Fender Telecaster (American made), C5 Cordoba classical, LS6M Yamaha acoustic, Fender Squire P-bass, Yamaha Mox8 production synth and a 2011 Gibson (with P90's). I also have an audio interface and an audio technica to name some production equipment.

MUSIC