Daniel Butterfield


Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano.


Singer-songwriter from Burlington, Ontario. Lead vocals, keyboards/piano, steel-string acoustic guitar, nylon-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet, saxophone, harmonica.

I have at least three albums worth of songs and song ideas to bring to life. I have been making music for over 30 years, but this is my first go at a project of my own music. I am committing to a career as a singer-songwriter, and I am determined to bring my music to as many listeners as possible.

I am looking for four backing musicians:
- drums
- bass
- electric guitar
- piano/keys.

I'd want at least three of the four players to contribute vocals. I provide lead sheets/chord charts and demo MP3s.

Songs are already composed and arranged, so there's little need to develop the material--just learn the parts and add your brand of musicianship. I'm trying to keep it fairly simple.

I like to create music in a range of styles and grooves, but all around the basic drums-bass-guitar-keys combo, with verses, choruses, instrumental sections. I like jazz chords in moderate amounts; enough to add flavour.

I write positive lyrics. Prefer people with optimistic, upbeat personalities, a professional, positive mindset, and excellent time management skills.

I want this to be an easy band to join, so I'm doing as much of the work of creating the music as I can. The rehearsal space already has amps, keyboards, PA, mixers, drums, microphones, so all you'd need to do is bring your axe and pedals and show up on time, ready to perform (though you're welcome to bring your amp).

The goal of this business is to eventually tour, produce recordings, and turn profits. If you're looking to be a working, touring musician in an original band, well, so am I, and that's what I intend to do, for as long as it takes to get there.

Screen name:
Daniel Butterfield
Member since:
Jul 19 2018
Active within 1 week
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
Most available:


Classic rock with synths--like The Guess Who meets The Moody Blues, but with fifty years of modern influences shaping it.

My personal influences:

Favourite artists have included The Cars, The Who, The Moody Blues, The Zombies, The Guess Who, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tim Buckley, Burt Bacharach, Buffalo Springfield, Grateful Dead, Love, Frank Zappa, Scott Walker, Nicky Hopkins, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, Mozart, Beethoven, George Benson, Steely Dan, Karen Carpenter, etc.

Despite my boomer-aesthetics, I'm trying to go for as commercially viable a sound as possible, given my melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic and sonic sensibilities. Mostly three-to-four-minute songs, but there will also be a few instrumentals, and possibly a longer jam song or two. Music people can dance too, as well.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


2 Peavey PV-900 P.A. systems.
Phonic Helix Board 24 MKII mixer.
Behringer Eurorack MX 2004A mixer.
Peavey Mark III Series bass amplifier.
Roland Cube 80x guitar amplifier.
Traynor K1 keyboard amplifier.
Peavey KB 60 keyboard amplifier.
Yamaha MX88 digital piano.
Roland JX-10 analog synthesizer.
Roland XV-3080 synth module.
Roland JD-Xi digital/analog synthesizer.
Takamine G Series steel-string acoustic-electric guitar.
Almansa 400CW nylon-string acoustic-electric guitar.
Pearl Vision 5-piece drums.
Yamaha DTX Multi 12 digital drum pad.
Boss AD-10 acoustic guitar preamp.
Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer processor.
Roland StudioCapture digital audio interface.
Steinberg UR44 digital audio interface.
6 vocal microphones and stands.