SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Hi, I'm Devon. I'm looking to meet some musicians here in Vancouver to jam with and eventually start an exciting, ambitious new project with. I'm already sitting on a wealth of material that I've been recording over the last few years just by myself, but it'd be nice to meet some like-minded players to collaborate with on some new material to.

There must be SOMEONE out there who is as tired as me of stagnant musical genres (which, let's face it, is ALL of them) and the idea of being tied down to one. I don't want to start a rock band, a funk band, a metal band, a blues band, a jazz band... ect ect. I don't even want to start a "progressive rock" band... I want to start an "Everything Band".

Why not? Ask most people what kind of music they like and they'll probably say something along the lines of, "oh, y'know... a bit of everything". Well, I'm no exception. I just love music; whether it's loud or soft, fast or slow, ect. So I've schooled myself over the years to be able to adapt in virtually any musical environment one can think of. The closest model to what I'm describing is the band Mr. Bungle - a group that essentially played whatever the hell they felt like at any given time, while still keeping a foot on the path of "conventional" song structure, creating a musical hybrid that is highly experimental and densely layered, yet infinitely listenable.
It's actually really hard for me to sit here and try to describe the full scope of what I'm looking to achieve with this group, but bottom line is that it will be a multi-faceted, multi-media'd variety show, involving a lot of visual effects, some kickin' butt music and is sure to be a hell of a lot of fun for all concerned, after a lot of hard work is first put in.

I envisage this group as being a 5-piece unit, consisting of...
- Myself on keyboards/samples/guitar and vocals,
- A 2nd keyboard player
- Drummer
- Percussionist
- Bass
If any of the above personnel have multi-instrument capabilities, I'm sure it could be worked into the arrangements and would be welcomed.

Screen name:
dd-von-barr
Member since:
Feb 26 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle, John Zorn, Ennio Morricone, Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Secret Chiefs 3, NES/Chiptune/8-bit, ect ,

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Many guitars, many keyboards.

MUSIC