Wild William
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SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Got out of the scene for quite a while to raise the kids, but stayed in the world of professional music as a technical director/producer of concerts for a major U.S. music conservatory. The kids are grown and I have retired from the conservatory. I will be looking for a part-time job, but the focus now is to find interesting, talented folks who want to make engaging and entertaining music at a truly professional level. I like almost everything, but would love to create a band that blends the sounds of Carlos Santana, Paul Simon's "The Rhythm Of the Saints," and Mickie Hart's "Planet Drum". But really, anything that fuses elements of pop and rock with sophisticated arrangements and vocal harmonies. I have forgotten more songs than I know. Recordings coming soon.

Screen name:
Wild William
Member since:
Feb 13 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Okay ... Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schoenberg, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Monkeys, Yes, David Bowie, The Who, Mahavishnu, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bruce Hornsby, U2, Van Morrison, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Rogers and Hammerstein, Eric Clapton, Santana, Queen (Freddie Mercury!), Los Lonely Boys ... to name a few.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Custom Carvin electric guitar, 15 watt Traynor 1-12 tube amp, 80 watt Traynor 2-12 tube amp, (over the top) digitally switched analog effects pedal board, Martin acoustic, custom built electric base guitar, full sound system adequate to play to 1000 seat venue.