SEEKINGVocalist - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
Been playing in bands and solo for years. Enjoy and play many styles of music but I want to do something in the Dave Matthews, Peter Gabriel, Police style. Bands that have great songs but can also let loose and improvise at any time.
I'm quite versatile with instruments as well. I went to school for guitar and sax and have been playing drums since I was a kid. Can also get around on the keyboards and bass fairly well and can sing.
I'd like to find other multi instrumentalists to play with as well. Guitar is may main instrument though, so mostly would like to find drums, bass, keyboards to help fill out my songs and to write, record and perform with.
You can call me at 778 855 2897
- Screen name:
- James Cotton
- Member since:
- Dec 27 2009
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews, Police/Sting, Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, Zeppelin
Larivee Acoustic,Taylor Classical, Fender Strat Electric
Warwick and Epiphone Basses
Yamaha 5 piece Drums, Tama 5 Piece Drums,
Pearl Rhythm Traveler Drums
Yamaha Electric Piano
Yamaha Alto Sax, Century Tenor Sax
Fender Passport 500 PA
Roland Cube 80 Guitar Amp
Buch of mics, pedals, and misc gear
Acoustic Rehersal Room
ONE SMALL FEAR
ONE SMALL FEAR Year: 2006 Genre: Alternative
A song about doubt and and wondering what it's all about with a bit of a positive twist. Me playing everything it was done at my house in about 15 minutes using Garage Band. A bit of a raunchy recording but it gets the idea across. That extremely loud buzz is my extremely crappy bass guitar.
YOU MAY BE RIGHT
YOU MAY BE RIGHT Year: 2006 Genre: Alternative
This song is about a guy who finally gets up the nerve to tell the girl he love's who also happens to be his best friend how he feels. Unfortunatley for him she's not at the same place. Purely fictional of course.lol! Me on guitar and vocals with a friend of mine doing pretty much everything else including engineering, programmed drums, sax, keyboards and background vocals. Thanks Kenny.
SHINING DOWN Year: 2007 Genre: Acoustic
A simple love song to my sweetheart.
MASQUERADE Year: 2007 Genre: Alternative
MISSING YOU Year: 2007 Genre: Acoustic
You can probably guess pretty closely from the title what this ones about. Me playing everything again. I had just bought a mandolin and this was my first recording with it. It was recorded by a friend at his place. We never really finished it but you can get a pretty good idea of what we were going for from what we did get finished.
SERIOUSLY Year: 2006 Genre: Alternative
Another song contemplating life. Written about 15 years ago but recorded in 2006 by a friend who needed a project for recording school. Me playing everything except the organ which was done by someone I've never even met. I think he did a great job though and I'll thank him one day if I ever find out who he is.
HANG ON Year: 2005 Genre: Acoustic
About being on the edge after a bad breakup. This song was recorded in my living room with a friend of mine. That's him doing the background vocals and the guitar solo.
MAYBE TOMORROW Year: 2006 Genre: Acoustic
A song about the inevitable, looming breakup and how hard it can be sometimes to admit that it's for the best to just let it go. Me playing everything again except the strings which along with the engineering were done by another friend of mine who needed someone to record for her recording school project.
COME AROUND Year: 2009
This is a song mostly about remembering old friends who you've lost touch with but also just wishing peace for everyone. Just me, my guitar, my piano and Garage Band.
I BELIEVE Year: 2007 Genre: Acoustic
A wishful thinking song about a guy thinking he and his ex may get back together. Like most of my songs, this one is of course purely fictional. LOL!