quetico
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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

Singer-songwriter / fiddler keen to gig roots trads, Canadiana covers, and my own originals, around town and on some summer folk fest trips.

SEEKING a lively rhythm guitarist, and/or singer, and/or songwriter. Goal is routine paid local pub gigging as a duo; once tight as a core, could add others to build-out a full band.

Must make time-commitment to getting tight: if an act had enough momentum, yes I might eventually be willing to quit my day-job for a wile to tour... unlikely but not impossible.

OFFERING tenor voice, writer, 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, some mando, harmonica. Also love to sing in French, Spanish, and Gaelic.

Twice-weekly jams for the first 2-3 months: 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). My hours at work are very flexible, so can jam most any time excepting Thursday nights and winter Saturdays.

Screen name:
quetico
Member since:
Oct 11 2014
Active within 1 month
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, etc etc etc

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Violin:
Advanced
Fiddle:
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

Home studio, w/ piano (antique upright)

vocal mics, 2x stands
portable busking/practice mini-amp
big messy box o' wires

MUSIC