SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Trombone, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Rhythm & lead guitarist with strong knowledge of (jazz) harmony, ability to read standard notation. Studied guitar and theory/harmony with the late, great George Arvola of Kitchener, ON in early-mid 2000s.

Note: The audio clips here are all originals, BUT with a group I am interested in playing standards and other tunes, NOT my own tunes.

Also: Many of the demos feature Freddie Green (big band) chord voicings & rhythm because that's what sounds most interesting to my ears when I'm tasked with covering both guitar & vocals. I AM capable of playing other rhythms & voicings.

I am looking for a jazz, swing or R&B band where I can apply my knowledge of harmony, rhythm, and take an occasional solo.

I'm 43, I have a day job and family, so available for one night of group practice per week. I tend to practise every evening. I'm looking for others who practise their parts so that we can have fun playing great music.

dan sich at g mail dot com

Screen name:
dansich
Member since:
Mar 27 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jazz guitar: Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Johnny Smith, George Van Eps, George Barnes, Jim Hall, Tal Farlow, Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Freddie Green, Ed Bickert, Reg Schwager, Jordan Officer

Jazz vocals: Chet Baker, Johnny Hartman, Frank Sinatra, Beverly Kenney, Julie London, Susie Arioli

Rock/Folk: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Troggs, The Zombies, Matthew Sweet, Sloan, Odds, Pixies, Jane's Addiction, Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers, Rheostatics, Morphine, Wilco, Beck, Yo La Tengo, Built To Spill, Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, The Flaming Lips, Stone Roses, The Charlatans, Spacemen 3, The Wedding Present, Cinerama, Led Zeppelin, (early) Black Sabbath, Rush, Cat Steven, Bob Dylan, Royal Wood, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash, The Cramps, PowerSolo, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Huevos Rancheros, Satan's Pilgrims

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Trumpet:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

archtop guitar: Eastman AR371CE-2
amp: Fender Acoustasonic Jr.
classical guitar: Chris Fournier
parlour guitar: Gretsch Jim Dandy

MUSIC