kevin96950
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Bass.

ABOUT

I’m a musician who hasn’t played on stage or with a band in several years, but currently looking to get back into playing music again regularly. I have played all the main band instruments like piano/keyboards, drums, guitar, and bass in different band or stage settings at one point or another, but the majority was drums and bass. I love the low end and percussiveness of the bass guitar when playing heavy, or hard, or just rocking music and if I had to choose I’d say playing bass is my preference. Also, I am most comfortable and confident with the bass, and with my ability to learn covers or original music parts for bass fairly quickly and to the note perfect. I have a good ear for creating music parts or entire songs, and for learning covers by ear, and I can read music if needed as well. While living in Ontario I studied music in university, where I took a couple years of classical guitar which improved my electric guitar and bass playing significantly, and it’s where I got experience singing bass in the university’s choir. I don’t sing lead vocals at all, but I can sing backup harmony or whatever is needed. As I mentioned, I haven’t played music much in recent years but I feel I need to get back into it again and at the moment my schedule is flexible and I have the time and motivation to get another bass and amp soon, as well as look for other like minded musicians, which is why I decided to create my account here. I’ve mostly played in rock bands but I love all different genres like metal, classic rock, punk, and blues, and I grew to love lots of 70s, 80s, 90s rock and metal, and stuff from the 00s to early 10s. I basically like good music that moves me and sounds awesome in my ears! I’m pretty open to playing covers for regular bar gigs, or bass in a tribute band, or getting together with other musicians and working strictly on original music. During my years as a musician I always preferred playing original music, or just jamming, and found that I can write creatively and enjoyed it as much as or maybe more than learning covers. Knowing influences is important so I’ll list some of mine, starting from older bands first: Black Sabbath, Zep, Steppenwolf, Doors, CCR, Misfits, Ac/dc, GnR, Danzig, AIC, Soundgarden, Panthera, Kyuss, Tool, Ghost, SOTD, RATM, and also Dead Kennedy’s, Minor Threat/Fugazi, Pennywise, L7, STP, The Clash, etc....I have to stop my brainstorm list because it will get too long otherwise, but hopefully this helps describe me a little bit at least. I’ll update this account as things progress and I have pictures to post or new info.

Screen name:
kevin96950
Member since:
Jan 20 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

I accidentally listed them in the previous section so they’re in there.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Trumpet:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Bass:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Currently have: Technics Digital piano (full size), Alvarez acoustic guitar, Steinburg UR44 6in/4out USB audio interface, Protools 11&12 through a MacBook Pro 15.
Will have soon: Ibanez, Fender, or Epiphone 5 string electric bass (5th string for versatility), Ampeg combo bass amp or equivalent.

I have always enjoyed the best gear because of how the great tones and sounds make you want to play better and more often, so I will once again have good gear to update this account with soon enough. Music can lead to a wild life and unique experiences and instruments come and go like many things, but the love of music and playing nice gear never goes away and remains consistent throughout the years. I’ll be rocking again soon enough.