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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Banjo, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele.

ABOUT

Fiddler / singer-songwriter keen to gig a folk-fusion and alt-country repertoire of roots trads, lesser-known Canadian covers, and my own originals emphasizing west coast references and Canadianna storytelling.

SEEKING a lively rhythm guitarist and singer(-songwriter?) ...ideally with clean voice for harmonies, but the main thing is solid commitment to memorize chord changes and arrangement notes in volume. Secondary instruments and/or writing collaboration a welcome bonus... I'm an Open Mic regular Wed nights at the Press Box Pub (Hastings & Renfrew), and would be keen to meet up any and all like-minded there, or jam in my home studio a block away. Goal is routine paid local pub gigging as a duo, and a summer festival or two... once tight as a core, could add others to build-out a full band (but I've found unless/until the core is tight with lyrics,chords changes, and intro/outros for a full set list, rehearsing a whole band mostly wastes the time of a good bassist/accordion/percussion, etc..)

If an act had enough traction, yes I might eventually be willing to quit my day-job to tour... unlikely but not impossible.

OFFERING singer/songwriter, fiddler, and front-man type... Self-taught, simple-technique rhythm guitarist with emphasis on the rhythm... but much prefer to focus on melody parts: vocals, fiddle, mando, harmonica. Solid rudiments and ready ear for improv owe to childhood classical violin (RCM-10). Primary talent is tenor-range voice with good vibrato, blues grunts, falsetto... native Anglo but also love to sing in French, Spanish, and Gaelic.

My hours at work are very flexible, so can jam most any time excepting Thursday nights and winter Saturdays. Need minimum twice-weekly commitment for the first 2-3 months, since I've found weekly is just not enough to cold-start anything serious (although weekly + gigs may be enough to 'maintain' once an act is tight).

Screen name:
quetico
Member since:
Oct 11 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Spirit of the West, Stan Rogers, Grateful Dead, The Band, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, Springsteen, Van Morrison, Tom Petty etc. etc.

Solas, Dervish, The Be Good Tanyas, Great Lakes Swimmers, The Duhks, Basia Bullat, Lake Streee Dive, Joy Kills Sorrow, Vent du Nord, Cowboys Frigants, Sara Jaroz, Gillian Welch, Neko Case, Kathleen Edwards, Cowboy Junkies, Blue Rodeo, Jason Collette, Paperboys, Joel Plasket, Fly My Pretties, Sarah Harmer, ZAZ, Hey Rosetta!, Beruit ...

Instrument experience:

Fiddle:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Violin:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Drums:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

fiddle (w/ pickup)
electric fiddle
mandolin (w/ pickup)
bodhran (tunable, w/ pickup)
acoustic guitar (w/ pickup)
harmonicas
tambourine, shakers

vocal mics, 2x stands
portable busking/practice mini-amp
digital interfaces for mac-based home studio
big messy box o' wires

MUSIC