TonyTrupp
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello.

ABOUT

Currently seeking bassist and drummer to form a band playing original music.

The sound I’m going for is hard to classify in any particular genre, but is influenced by flamenco, jazz, latin, funk, blues, rock.

I typically play electric guitar finger style with light overdrive and tap tempo echo, often using less commonly used modes and chord progressions. I have won a couple of guitar competitions already playing this style. Now wanting to take it to the next level with a trio.

I’d like to create some music that has strong harmonic movement, which also has a good groove, that makes people want to shake their asses at clubs, and that has melodic hooks that worms into the listeners’ minds and stays with them afterwards.

A few rough music samples of some of my ideas are below. Note that I’m playing drums there, which isn’t my strength, so not as tight as I’d like. I am open to collaborate on writing too, including making drums or bass parts the primary focus in some sections.

In terms of goals, firstly I’d like to make some new friends in the portland music scene and have some fun. If it’s a good match, then we can record some more polished songs together, play some gigs, mostly around portland for starters, and if there’s some good traction, try to play some music festivals in oregon and neighboring states.

Reach out if you’re interested. We can do a casual jam session for starters to see what the musical chemistry is like.

Email: Tonytrupp at gmail dot com

Screen name:
TonyTrupp
Member since:
Jan 18 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

It’s a very wide mix. I think music can represent the full range of human emotions, so why limit yourself to just a few genres?

I enjoy everything from flamenco, bluegrass, funk, jazz, fusion, latin, rock, metal, afrobeat, reggae, etc.

A few artists that come to mind:
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancok, Bonobo, Paco De Lucia, Terrega, Buena Vista Social Club, Jose Gonzalez, Junip, Xavier Rudd, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Alice In Chains, mad Season, Sound Garden, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Roots, Hieroglyphics, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Hendrix, early Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Albert King, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Allman Brothers, Primus, Tool, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Jerry Douglas, Anoushkar Shankar, Radiohead, Medeski Martin & Wood, many others.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Beginner
Electronic Music:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Guitar:
PRS Electric Guitars
Egnator 2x12 Half Stack
Pedal board

Bass:
Warwick Streamer 5 string
Fender Rumble 100

Drums:
Mapex Mars series cross over 5 piece
Sabian HHX Evolution cymbal set
Djembe
Guda Hand Pan
Cajon
Various shakers

Practice room

Recording gear

MUSIC