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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 and fiddler (convert from classical), aiming to gig trads, select covers, and my own originals (& yours?) I'd want to record an album within a 1-2 year timeline.

SEEKING a truly rhythmic guitarist, harmony co-vocalist, and/or writing collaborator, who's willing to invest serious time up-front in building a tight set to gig... reopening of the bar scene is nearly at hand, and this town is seriously craving live music.

A keen pianist or accordionist could make for an equally viable first partner to start-out, and we'd find a proper guitarist next.

OFFERING tenor voice, prolific lyricist, and fiddler / mandolinist, with the gregarious showman-type personality to MC a gig. As a self-taught simple-strumming rhythm guitarist with emphasis on the rhythm, I'm happy backing-up a Lead Guitar for some solos, but I mostly prefer to focus on the other stuff: fiddle,
some mando, some blue-harp, and arranging for vocal harmonies. Love to sing in French, Spanish, and Gaelic too!

If we're a fit, let's jam *twice* weekly for the first 2-3 months: I've found a weekly jam is not nearly enough time to cold-start anything even semi-serious. Weekly + gigs should be enough to 'maintain' an established act later on...

Screen name:
quetico
Member since:
Oct 11 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Stan Rogers, Spirit of the West, The Duhks, The Be Good Tanyas, The Paperboys, The Bills, Joy Kills Sorrow, GBS, Lightfoot, Cockburn, Basia Bullat, Joel Plasket, Great Lakes Swimmers, Sarah Harmer, Feist, Cowboy Junkies, Hey Rosetta!, The Hip, Jason Collette, Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo, Cowboys Frigants

Counting Crows, The Band, Springsteen, Simon, Dylan, Young, Joni, The Dead, Fleetwood-Mac, Van Morrison, Guy Clark, etc.

Solas, Dervish, Vent du Nord, , Lake Street Dive, Sara Jaroz, Gillian Welch, Neko Case, Florence & the Machine, ZAZ, Fly My Pretties, Laura Marling, 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
Penny-whistle

Home studio w/ piano

4x vocal mics, 2x stands
portable busking/practice mini-amp
big messy box o' wires

MUSIC