TonyRand
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

looking for collaborators to create original progressive rock music.
this is my primary hobby (or more than a hobby eventually?), so I make lots of time for it. really focused on finding a few people who are seriously into the creative process, and not necessarily so focused on immediate live performance... maybe a studio band kinda thing initially? I listen to a very broad range of music, including jazz, classical and like to incorporate unusual themes, instrumentation and structure into progressive rock songs. The way i write songs is probably sort of unusual -- I do detailed musical sketches, like an artist doing sketches for a painting. so some of my song examples may seem complete, but they're just starting points for collaboration. I also enjoy re-interpreting songs, like the way Hendrix did with Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower. I'd describe my musical style as a blend of Rush, Zeppelin and Floyd with an emphasis on longer, thematic, atmospheric and psychedelic original songs. not too much interested in doing pure covers... most of the music I really like is stuff I want to sit back and listen to, rather than attempt to play it. Get in touch. What have you got to lose?

Screen name:
TonyRand
Member since:
Jun 01 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Floyd, Rush, Zeppelin, Yes, Hendrix, Beatles, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Genesis, Enigma, ELO, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Queen, AC/DC, Metallica, etc.

my influences as a guitarist: Alex Lifeson, David Gilmore, Michael Schenker, Hendrix, Brian May, Jimmy Page, etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

what I play varies with mood: Fender Jag, Gibson ES 330, Hag Swede, G&L S-500, and others. I've gone back to using a pedal board composed of individual pedals with an emphasis on reverb and delay. I've become more interested in synths, virtual synths, MIDI and incorporating unusual instrumentation into progressive/hard rock songs.

MUSIC