youmekiddo
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

If you'd like to hear my music, message me on here (or on , joshwa martin) and I'll share my music. Or text me, 719-640-6912. I often don't have service, so if you call leave a message.

Hi. I work full time, can't wait to start creating and playing with people, don't find my identity in music, enjoy having a life outside of music but am still passionate about it, and love cereal.

I'm brand new to Portland and excited to get plugged in. I love warm vintage tube tone, melodic layers, simplicity, space, tangible music that you experience as much as listen to, and nice tasteful reverb and tube overdrive. Ok, sometimes I like excessive reverb and fuzz also, so sue me.

Outside of the playing aspect of music, I'm an audio engineer experienced in both the studio and live settings, I ran two successful music venues in Colorado before moving here, I have booked professionally and have much more experience in the business side of the music spectrum than I care to think about. It comes in handy though.

***I've had two messages about playing in a metal band and I've been on this 15 minutes.
I might be into playing in a mature post-rock/post hardcore/high energy/big stage presence project for fun if we're tight, and as long as there's lots of melody and of course... fun. Not into shredding, hair metal, sloppiness, and being loud just to be loud.

Screen name:
youmekiddo
Member since:
Apr 24 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Local Natives, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Buddy Holly, Beach Boys, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, Older Jimmy Eat World, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Pheonix, Death Cab, Hans Zimmer, Facing New York, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, The Dodo's, As Cities Burn, Passion Pit, Ratatat, Third Eye Blind's original album.

EQUIPMENT

'54 Kay Archtop
'57 Regal Parlour Guitar
'61 Silvertone 1423 Stratotone Jupiter
'65 Harmony Bobkat
'60's Lyle Hollowbody
'60's Orlando Hollowbody
'67 Harmony Bass
Fender Jaguar Bass
Kay Banjo,
cheap mandolin

Several small 50's >5w tube amps
'65 Kay 720
'65 Univox u305r
'65 Fender BF Bandmaster
'66 Magnatone m10-a
'68 Fender Bassman
'64 bandmaster cab
'74 Bassman 50 cab
70's Marshall 4x12
70's Fender Bandmaster Reverb cab.

Omnichord om-27
Excelsior accordion
portable pump organ
Hammond organ
Wurlitzer organ
Yamaha cp-30
a couple of yamaha analog electric piano's.

Much recording gear and a nice space to play/record/be creative in downtown.