onemanjam
CONTACT

SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

I play bass. I play some other stuff as well, but I am a bass player at heart. I am a versatile player with eclectic influences and I enjoy playing stuff that grooves.

I like to write. I like to record. I really like to improvise and create interesting music with good people.

Really I'm looking for a like-minded guitar player to collaborate with (jam, write, perform). I have a drummer and singer, but I need a regular guitar player to collaborate and make a musical connection with.

Gigs are not hard to line up if we are a good fit.

Check out my influences to see where we might align.

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I've been playing in bands since I was in high school and spent most of the 2000s playing original music across Canada at venues ranging from small clubs to concert halls and outdoor festivals.

I spent 8 years with an original alternative funk/rock/reggae band that released 2 albums and toured Canada multiple times.

I spent 4 years writing/producing/playing with a tight urban r&b/soul band that released an album and played on the festival circuit.

I have played in several side projects along the way in a variety of genres (acoustic/folk, indie, blues, latin, metal, dub, blues, hip hop, film soundtracks, experimental) and created a number of other recordings.

For the last 7 years, I have been playing with a solid group of guys in a rock and roll based project. We play a mix of originals and some deep cuts, and have a big sound with a fat rhythm section. We don't currently have a regular guitar player though, so there's an opening there.

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If you want to start something new, contact me.

If you have something that you think might interest me, contact me.

If you think we might be musically compatible and want to jam, contact me.

I'm ready to do this.

jmusulak at g mail dotcom

Screen name:
onemanjam
Member since:
Dec 08 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

MUSICAL INFLUENCES:

Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, The Meters, Bob Marley, Booty's Rubber Band, Fishbone, The Minutemen, Funkadelic, Faith No More, Frank Zappa, Fela Kuti, Manu Chao, Bill Laswell, Battles, Soundgarden, Zeppelin, Floyd, Peter Tosh, Sublime, James Brown, John Frusciante, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Brian Jonestown Massacre, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, The Police, John Lee Hooker, RATM, Curtis Mayfield, Charles Mingus, The Tragically Hip, Tony Allen, Velvet Undergroud.

BASS INFLUENCES:

George Porter Jr, Larry Taylor, Mike Watt, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Aston Barrett, Flea, Ben Sheppard, John Paul Jones, Charles Mingus, Dee Murray, Paul McCartney, Billy Cox, Cliff Burton.

RECENT BANDS I DIG:

tUnE-yArDs, Black Keys, Portugal. The Man, Alabama Shakes, Sharon Jones, Battles, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, The Dirty Projectors, Boots Riley, Antibalas, Budos Band, Akron Family, The Constantines, Matisyahu, Dub Trio, Darryl Jenifer, Black Joe Lewis, The Heavy, Kid Koala, Khruangbin.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Trumpet:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

guitars, bass guitars, amps, effects, mics, cables, software/hardware, stands, speakers, melodica, trumpet, ukelele

MUSIC