Joel G
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Bagpipes.

ABOUT

Hi there! I'm looking for fellow musicians for the spring and summer - fun, casual, semi-serious. I can't commit to a serious band - my job takes me out of town often, unpredictably, and for long periods (usually in the winter).

But when I'm in town, I'd like to find fellow musicians of any age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, etc. to play rock and roll with. I learned to play via punk rock, so my technique is exuberant and sloppy. I'm open to plenty of different styles/genres (see influences below).

Currently, looking for a drummer who's up for some classic punk rock covers with bits of new wave, ska, and surf. Could round out the group with another singer/guitarist/bassist too.

My e-mail is jgrunerud at gee m a i l . c o m if you wanna get in touch.

Screen name:
Joel G
Member since:
Sep 14 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
20

Influences

Punk rock: mostly old stuff, nothing too screamy or hardcore
(Ramones, Clash, Misfits, SNFU, Vindictives...)

Reggae: pretty much anything from the 70s
(Burning Spear, Linval Thompson, Junior Murvin, Lee Perry, Bob Marley...)

Ska: first-wave and second-wave stuff; I'm familiar with the mid-90s ska-punks too
(Specials, Skatalites, DHC, English Beat, Selecter...)

Surf/Instrumental: this is the stuff that made me love guitar in the first place
(the Ventures, Dick Dale, Shadowy Men, Reverb Syndicate...)

New Wave/80s: Yep, seriously
(Blondie, DEVO, Go-Gos, Cyndi Lauper...)

Oldies Rock 'n roll: I guess this is different from what most folks consider "Classic Rock"
(Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, CCR, Shangri-Las, Beatles...)

... and anything else with energy, style, conviction, and heart.
(Except metal. Sorry folks, I don't do metal.)

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - General:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

electric bass, electric guitar, amp, acoustic guitar, odds and ends.

MUSIC