Varnish
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Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Big changes in the band, and it looks like I might need a whole new set of bandmates. Guitar, bass, drums...maybe keys...

21+ (but not enough "plus" that it will look like a father/daughter act, please...serious baby faces will be taken into account)
Reliable and hungry for success are as important as having your own gear and getting along personally/musically :)

Looking to make sounds like those I've made before (and you can listen to examples at .varnishcentral, as well as see me in pictures and videos).

I'm looking for others who are dedicated and hardworking, willing and able to practise at least twice a week. To be honest, I build my life around the pursuit of musical greatness, not the other way around...Even when I'm doing something else full-time for bills, I'm putting in about the same amount of time on band things.

I'm eclectic musically, and tend not to categorise the songs the band has been making more specifically than to say we're a rock band. However, you'll probably notice the love of british rock, old melodic punk, and 80s college radio. And pop is *not* a dirty word. We might not be aiming to replace Katy Perry, but pop structure and catchy riffs are beautiful things.

There's an EP that was recorded in a legit way (just waiting for a release) and some possible connections I'm working to take advantage of. We can even get straight to gigging if you're okay to learn the songs we've already got as we work to build new.

If you listen to our stuff or watch the videos, don't just stop at one. Our songs have a little range. Cheers!

(Interested? Send email, start the conversation.)

Screen name:
Varnish
Member since:
Jul 12 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years together:
7
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Age:
31 years

Influences

Too eclectic to keep it concise, but some of my absolute favourites are:

David Bowie
Placebo
Manic Street Preachers
Ash
ac acoustics
Garbage
Elastica

And "heavy listening" phases the last few months have included:
The National
Indochine
Iwan Rheon
Lorde
Explosions in the Sky
Housemartins
Tricky
CHVRCHES
IAMX