SEEKING

Band to Join, 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

I am an experienced musician and composer that has been in touring bands and I am looking for serious members to join and start a band. I would really love to create a follow metal band or a band similar to the dread crew of oddwood. I have studied vical performance in Italy (opera), (folk/Irish/Renesance music) Ireland, England, and Wales and in college. I have played many folk instruments and piano for many years. I plan on learning the concertina and accordian next. I am always learning new skills and I roomed with a composition major in college whom I helped write a good deal of his work that got him through school while I was in a touring Symphonic Deathmetal band. I have done a good deal of composition if classical, folk, and metal varieties. I've even put in for a country competition in which I placed fourth in the nation. I was offered a full ride in college for music but I turned it down (yes I have regrets) because I was a biology major. I used to arrange music for and manage a male vocal barbershop type quartet. I set up a similar project in college but, with my touring band, I had little time for that project and it didn't get very far. I love a variety of music however and I have also spent time studying Jazz vocal performance at Stanford university. Basically I sing as my primary performance style, play keyboard based instruments at my secondary, string instruments/guitar as my tertiary, and I play woodwind/brass whenever I can but I have been mostly focusing on pennywhistle in this category lately. I can also play the Jaw harp and I can tuvan or throat sing.

Screen name:
wismetalman
Member since:
Apr 21 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I grew up listening to southern roak with my dad. I learned a ton of Jimmy Buffet songs growing up while studying classical and renessaince/folk music. I got heavily involved in writing for my various metal projects in highschool, but I always wanted to expand into folk metal but never had the resources or friends who were interested. I love that genre today and I am involved in a medieval combat society where I walk around at night singing and playing old irish and folk music including classical renessaince music from the likes of John Dowland in guitar while singing straight tone.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Flute:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Steel guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Expert
Ukulele:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Violin:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Fiddle:
Intermediate
Cello:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic guitar, production studio, synthesizer, baby grand piano, penny whistle, borahn, electric drum set, ukelele, flute.