ArshKhaira
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

I have a PhD in Music from the U of A. I am looking for like minded musicians to play rock//alternative music with. I like to incorporate Persian and Middle Eastern scales/beats and themes into the music. I am also a writer/lyricist and I usually focus on political activism - current issues.

I write lyrics in English, Punjabi and Dari (Sufism, Mysticism, Rumi, Bulleh Shah).

Screen name:
ArshKhaira
Member since:
Apr 18 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

System of a Down, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Pearl Jam, Korn, Deftones, Finger11, Persian Classical Music (For Scales and Harmonic Ideas), Russian Classical Music, Slavic Music, Jewish/Ashkenazi, Middle Eastern Percussion. Nirvana.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Banjo:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitar:

LesPaul, Jaguar(jazz/jb), Telecaster, Other Guitars INTO DynaComp, Phase90, AC2, DunlopWah, MorleyVolume, MoogerFooger, OD808, BigMuff, Boost, TC2, AB/Y INTO (A) AC30 (heritage handwired head/cab) and (B) Fender Ultimate Chorus.

Bass:

Fender 72 Re-Issue INTO SVT CL 300 Head and SVT 8x10 cabinet.

Drums:

Pearl export 7 piece with Sabian AA cymbals. (mic'd)

Vocals:

Yamaha PA system (8 channel powered mixer w/ built in effects)
Yamaha 15" speakers with horns.
Shure SM58
AKG C414
Seinheiser 421

Misc:

Indian/African/Persian/Middle-Eastern Drums
Harmonium
Various Persian and Asian Stringed Instruments
Yamaha Keys

MUSIC