Olivier Roy
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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, my name is Oliver, I am a young french canadian (Speak perfectly both French and English, les projets francophones peuvent m'intéresser aussi), and I am finally trying to get into the scene, and trying to find or found bands that have the ambition that I have. I am a guitarist, and a Tenor Vocalist (Great at screaming, more of a background singer for actual vocals, a pars si je chante en français, je suis pas pire ahah), and I have studied one year into Sound engineering, so I have some slight experience about recording, mixing, working
in a studio and on a stage.

To be honest I have not much experience (Nothing as a guitarist, but I have been in an Iron Maiden cover band as vocalist for almost a year, so yeah I can sing high operatic stuff if asked), and the reason is because i though that i needed to focus more on fiding an identity and improve my skills in both my playing and writing, while diversing my music knowledge and also get as best as possible in the realm of improv. Which I have been doing for the past 5 years. So I am now trying to find my first spot, either as a vocalist, a Lead/Rhythm guitarist or both. My influences are found more in Classic Rock, Prog and Traditional Heavy Metal. Even if I am always interested to try other genre (Not interested in Thrash, Djent and any ''Core band'' exept Metalcore). So, if your looking for a determinated and professional person, a writer (Both music and lyrics), despite his inexperience on stage or lack of equipment, please contact me.

PS: I am open to moving wherever in the country. Also, i don't care for the age of other band members.

Screen name:
Olivier Roy
Member since:
Feb 18 2020
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

For my influences, I try to diverse myself as much as possible in term of style, so don't picture that because I love metal, I can only play/write that style. So here is my top 15 favorite bands, with my 10 favorite guitarists to give an idea:

Bands:

1- Iron Maiden
2- Dream Theater
3- Mastodon
4- Pink Floyd
5- In Flames
6- Judas Priest
7- Dio
8- Led Zeppelin
9- Scorpions
10- Rush
11- System Of A Down
12- Dead Kennedy's
13- Black Sabbath
14- The Devil Wears Prada
15- The Tragically Hips

Guitarists;

Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
Tommy Iommi (Black Sabbath)
Brent Hinds (Mastodon)
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, BLS)
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
David Gilmore (Pink Floyd)
Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)
Neil Schon (Journey)
Tommy Shaw/James Young (Styx)
Bjorn Gelotte (In Flames)

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Intruments (Order from pictures, left to right)

-Gibson ES-335 Memphis Vintage 1963 w/Dimarzio SuperDistortion PIckups
-Gibson Explorer 21st Century w/Dimarzio SuperDistortion Pickups
-Fender Telecaster Custom
-Gretsch
-Godin XTSA
-Godin Dorchester
-Godin Core CT HB
-Godin Core CT HB Evertune Bridge
-2 Fender Acoustic Guitars
-Takamine 12 string
-Godin Session HB
-Godin Dorchester Bass
-Jackson X Series Spectra Bass SBXM IV

Pedals: Dunlop Crybaby Classic Wah, Maxon OD-9 Overdrive, Joyo Rated Boost & Darelectro Cool Cat Chorus.

Amps: Right now, I use a Fender Mustang IV at home cause it sounds great for practicing, planning to get a real good amp for bands.