wismetalman
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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 folk metal band or a band similar to the dread crew of oddwood or alestorm, but my major interests musically are things like symphonic metal, black metal, and melodic death metal. I'm also a huge Black Tongue fan so deathcore is not off the table either, though it has to be brutal af for me to like it at all.

I have studied vocal performance in Italy (opera), (folk/Irish/Renesance music) Ireland, England, and Wales and in college. I've been in choirs of the highest possible level since I was very young and even had a barbershop quartet for awhile. 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 of classical, folk, and metal varieties. I've even put in for a country competition in which I placed fourth in the nation, even though I generally don't like most country. 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 woodwinds and folk instruments 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 throat sing.

Screen name:
wismetalman
Member since:
Apr 21 2017
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I grew up listening to southern rock and gravitated away from molly hatchet and towords ac/dc, etc, eventually finding my way to heavier and heavier music. I was classically trained in singing, guitar, and piano through private lessons much of my childhood.

In highschool while studying classical and renessaince/folk music. I got heavily involved in writing for various metal projects, but I always wanted to expand into folk metal and never had the resources or friends who were interested.

I love bands like eluveitie more than ever 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 on guitar while singing straight tone.

That being said, I also like sh*t that's much nore brutal than that and would love to be involved with a symphonic black metal project like Carach Angren or a depressive melodic death metal group like Draconian. I've also recently acquired a taste for dark ambient and noise; would really love to introduce that sound to a metal project - perhaps that's what I like so much about Black Tongue: big dark ambient soundscapes with crushing brutal af 8 string guitars and killer slow tempos. Also, Chaostar is pretty much my go to chill music.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert
Drums:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic guitar, production studio, synthesizer, baby grand piano, penny whistle, borahn, electric drum set, ukelele, flute. I sold a bunch of equipment recently, but I can quickly restock. I just wanted more space and less clutter.