mike91480
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Singer/songwriter - 54 years old - looking to form a working 'guitar driven' pop-rock band/project. I am also a seasoned rhythm and lead guitarist. I'm your garden variety blues based based rock guitarist who likes a bit of everything. Ideally I would like to form a foursome to play blues based pop rock covers and originals, but I am open to doing duets, a trio, collaborations with other singer/writers, etc...

*I enjoy playing cover tunes, but I am not interested in doing strictly covers or tributes. Looking to do a healthy mix of originals and covers with an emphasis on improvisation and creativity. “Loose, but tight.”

More than anything I am looking forward to gigging as much as possible. A second guitarist would be preferred, but a keyboard/piano player, or even both, would be more than welcome. Vocals are an asset but not a deal breaker if you do not sing. Age, for obvious reasons, is not an issue. If you write and/or have ideas or material, perfect. If you can play your instrument but want to try and compose/write, perfect.

I can and do sing, and will be happy to fill that role. But I am open to having more than one lead singer, or stepping back. However – just in case that unicorn is out there somewhere – a lead singer/front person looking for a band would definitely be more than welcome. Just saying... Hell, are you a closet poet who thinks you can sing?

Just to recap, so there are no misunderstandings: Although I am a gainfully employed professional, I want to rehearse and gig as much as possible, ultimately playing bars, clubs, pubs, casinos, festivals, whatever, whenever... I have the time to commit and am looking for the same. Great 'renditions' of cover tunes are an essential part of great shows... but the focus will be on creating and performing great pop rock originals. Playing live will help to fund the project and keep it alive on the inter-web and elsewhere. 'There is a market for it if you are good at it.'

Not looking for anything heavy at first. Just looking to hook up with the 'right' people for now to see if there's something there. Still waiting to see what's happening with COVID. I am double vaxxed and will likely get the booster. I will wear a mask if need be. So, no issues there.

I work days. I am available most nights and weekends for rehearsals and gigs. I have reliable transportation and equipment.

Best regards,

Mike

Personal email:mitchflamingo@gmail.com
Work email: mkoller4@ford.com
Cell: 519-818-2864

Screen name:
mike91480
Member since:
Jul 17 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I have far too many influences to list here. Country, Motown, Blues, AM Gold. Oldies, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, lots of stuff to love... Elvis, The Beatles, Stones, and Zeppelin rule. However, anything with a groove will do. Then anything else anything else interesting after that... Almost as a rule I can always find something I like in every song I hear.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Prestige Heritage Classic (single cut LP style guitar w/JB pups), partscaster tele, partscaster strat, and a Gretsch electric acoustic. Fender Bassbreaker, Fender Mustang lll, and other assorted quality mics, amps, stands, recording interface and equipment, effects, etc.

MUSIC