SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.
I've been playing since I can remember. I started with the formal Royal Conservatory lessons and went all the way with that; but then I discovered progrock, metal and punk by the time I was a teenager. I have cousins who were jazz pianists, so I always heard a lot of jazz too and began to dabble in that.
I know I've listed a large number of "influences", but I do listen to music constantly and I'm always looking for new bands to listen to. I don't like to get bored with music, so I never put stations like Q107 on...
I'd be interested in any band that thinks "prog" belongs somewhere in their description, it could be rock, metal, or folk, and I might be up the challenge of jazz too, depending on the style. I'm looking for a band that wants to be serious about gigging and recording original material, though I'm not adverse to playing some covers, especially at the beginning to pad the set list. Cheers!
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- Member since:
- Mar 22 2019
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
Genesis, Yes, Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson (some early Japan), Spock's Beard Riverside, Echolyn, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Deep Purple, Rush, Max Webster, Sage, Children of Bodom, Ghost, Devin Townsend, Dog Fashion Disco (for the lyrics anyway), Opeth, Bill Evans, Testament, Alex Skolnik Trio, Clutch, Spiritual Beggars, C Average, Art of Noise, Thomas Dolby, Style Council/Paul Weller, Brain Tentacles, Pinkish Black, Behold... The Arctopus, Clash/Big Audio Dynamite, Black Sabbath, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and just Neil Young too, Cameo (!), 10ft. Ganja Plant, Bad Brains, and although it doesn't apply to the kind of music I want to play: Misery Index, Brutal Truth, Napalm Death, Dying Fetus, Testament, Body Count, Obituary, you get the idea...
Fully equipped: Nord Piano 3, Arturia Keylab 61 mk2 with Analog Lab 4 and the V collection, numerous VSTi's and other software instruments, Arturia MiniBrute, Roland 60W keyboard amp, Ableton Live 10 Standard, Berhinger Audio Interface, a modular synth, Korg Volca Beats and Volca Bass, a couple small mixers... No car though.
Improvisation #1 Year: 2017 Genre: Electronic
This was done as-is, with no overdubs, on the Arturia MiniBrute, the modular, and the Korg Volca Beats.