SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums.
COVER/ORIGINAL BAND, RE-FORMING.
LOOKING FOR A BASSIST & DRUMMER.
ROCK WITH SUBTLE FUNK & JAZZ ELEMENTS
SHORT TERM GOALS ARE TO PLAY
BARS A FEW TIMES PER MONTH
LONG TERM GOALS, ARE TO PUT OUT
A CD & SEE WHERE IT TAKES US
THE ORIGINALS ARE COMPLETED & THE
COVER REPERTOIRE IS ROAD TESTED.
SO ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEARN
THE TUNES & GET ON STAGE.
GOOD MUSICIANS, WHO ARE RELIABLE,
SOBER & SUBSTANCE/TOBACCO FREE
ALSO SEEKING MANAGEMENT
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE
NUMBER WITH YOUR RESPONSE
I'M IN THE CORNWALL (613) AREA CODE
IN ONTARIO, CANADA
-OR- If you're smart... IF:
^ represents the number 6 on your PC keypad.
Then, if you *don't* SHIFT, you can figure
out all 10 numbers & call me now...
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THE MUSIC POSTED HERE, ARE JUST SHORT
EXCERPTS OF OLDER DEMOS, TO GIVE A
GENERAL IDEA OF THE MUSIC DIRECTION.
MORE RECENT & FULL LENGTH VERSIONS
WILL BE POSTED A.S.A.P
TIGERBLUE are a band fusing elements of:
-the Rock side of BRYAN ADAMS & POWER STATION
-the improvised elements of CREAM & JIMI HEDRIX
-the Jazz/Funk side of JEFF BECK, STING & PRINCE
-the more atmospheric touches of PINK FLOYD & U-2
The songs are always melodic & accessible,
with a mature use of dynamics & musically
challenging in structure & chord voicing.
Altering from driving funk/rock groves to
airy hypnotic textures, well structured
songs & a solid level of musicianship are
a mainstay of any Tigerblue performance.
What makes their sound so full for just three
musicians, are their individual arrangements
for guitar & bass, & use of vocal harmonies.
But don't let the name confuse you.
Although there are certain blues
elements to their name & music,
they are definitely *not* a blues band!
I play about 30 songs per show. About 30% originals & a bit of jamming/improvising. To be honest, I'd rather be doing all originals. But I want to play regularly & *GET PAID FOR IT* So... a 70/30 split lets me do both.
I'd be happy to gig every weekend -BUT- I realize that if you have a job/family, that that's not always possible. So the absolute minimum would be to play live at least once per month.
BUT PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: A bar hires a band to play covers of recognizable songs (without having to pound "Sweet Home Alabama" or "New Orleans is Sinking" into the ground for the millionth time again) to draw people into their venue.
So the closer we sound to the original version (not some fuzzy youtube clip, 20 years after a bands glory days), the more people will be impressed & the more money we'll make! RIGHT?
Yeah, getting all the details takeS some time/effort, but so does anything that goes somewhere. -AND- No one ever got a standing ovation by half-assing it...
I do a few arrangements of tunes, but it's a conscious decision, not because I'm too lazy to learn my parts. Which also means that you have to learn your parts BEFORE you show up to a rehearsal/audition.
NOTE: my chords can be different from the bass parts, so you can't just look at me & copy what I'm doing. Which means that you have to *STUDY* the song!
That I have to mention any of this (which to me, is pretty basic logic), tells you the kind of guys that I've been dealing with over the years : )
NOTE: If there's nothing recent (for the most part) in my cover repertoire, it's because I haven't heard anything that's really impressed me on the radio for the last 20 years.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 21 2023
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- 52 years
-main electric cover repertoire-
ALL ALONG the WATCHTOWER(bm) - JIMI HENDRIX
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED - JIMI HENDRIX
BADGE - CREAM
BAD THINGS - JACE EVERETT
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN - SANTANA
BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN (g) - THIN LIZZY
BRIDGE of SIGHS/IN THIS PLACE - ROBIN TROWER
CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT - STONES
CAN'T GET ENOUGH (b) - BAD COMPANY
CHEAP TEQUILA - JOHNNY WINTER
CINNAMON GIRL - NEIL YOUNG
CROSSFIRE - STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
CROSSROADS (e) - JOHN MAYER/our way
EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN - POISON
EYE SIGHT TO THE BLIND - ERIC CLAPTON
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE - BAD COMPANY
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE - STEVE MILLER
GOING DOWN (e) - JEFF BECK/our way
HEAVENS DOOR - GUNS & ROSES/our way
HERO - CHAD KROEGER
HYPNOTIZED - FLEETWOOD MAC
HOLD ON (a#) - ALABAMA SHAKES
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - traditional/our way
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU - JEFF BECK/our way
IN MY SYSTEM (a) - ROBERT PALMER
I SHOT THE SHERIFF/live version (f#m) - ERIC CLAPTON
the JOKER (e) - STEVE MILLER
JUMP INTO THE FIRE - HARRY NILSSON
L.A. WOMAN - DOORS
LIGHTNING CRASHES - COLLECTIVE SOUL
LITTLE WING - JIMI HENDRIX
MISSING YOU (f) - JOHN WAITE
MAINLINE FLORIDA - ERIC CLAPTON
PROBABLY ME - STING
the PUSHER - STEPPENWOLF
RADAR LOVE - GOLDEN EARING
REMEMBER - BRYAN ADAMS/our way
RIDERS ON THE STORM - DOORS
RUN TO YOU (em or am/our way)-BRYAN ADAMS
SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND - PINK FLOYD
STAND BY ME (e) - BEN E KING/our way
STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU/live version - THIN LIZZY
SUZIE Q - C.C.R.
TENNESSEE WHISKY (e) - CHRIS STAPLETON
the THRILL IS GONE - BB KING
THANK YOU - LED ZEPPELIN
TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE - ROLLING STONES
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS (a) - the BEATLES
TOO ROLLING STONED (a) - ROBIN TROWER
TWIST MY ARM - TRAGICALLY HIP
USE ME (gm) - BILL WITHERS/our way
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (c) - LOU REED
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS - JEFF HEALY
WHITE ROOM - CREAM
WICKED GAME - CRIS ISAAK
WILD THING - the TROGS
WIND CRIES MARY/HEY JOE(d)-RICHIE SAMBORO
WITCHY WOMAN (e) - EAGLES
WONDERFUL TONIGHT - ERIC CLAPTON
WORD UP (bm) - GUNN
-main acoustic cover repertoire-
ANGEL (d) - JIMI HENDRIX/our way
BACK TO YOU - BRYAN ADAMS
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - JOSE FELICIANO
CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD - E.L.O.
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE - BRYAN ADAMS
FROM THE BEGINING - E.L.P.
the GUITAR MAN - BREAD
HEAD & HEART - JOHN MARTYN
HERO - CHAD KROEGER
HIGH & DRY - RADIOHEAD
LIGHT MY FIRE (am) - JOSE FELICIANO/DOORS
MILKY WAY - the CHURCH
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - MOODY BLUES
NORWEGIAN WOOD (d) - BEATLES/our way
the POWER OF LOVE - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
RAIN SHOWERS (e) - PAGLIARO
SHE TALKS TO ANGELS - BLACK CROWS
TEARS IN HEAVEN - ERIC CLAPTON
TWO STEPS BEHIND - DEF LEPPARD
WISH YOU WERE HERE - PINK FLOYD
BAD ROMANCE (am) - JEFF BECK
BLUE WIND - JEFF BECK
COME DANCING - JEFF BECK
DJANGO - JOHN McCLAUGHLIN/JEFF BECK
FREEWAY JAM - JEFF BECK
GOODBYE PORKPIE HAT - JEFF BECK
HAMMERHEAD - JEFF BECK
LED BOOTS - JEFF BECK
the PUMP - JEFF BECK
SCATTERBRAIN - JEFF BECK
APOSTROPHE - FRANK ZAPPA
BREEZIN - GEORGE BENSON
KING KONG - BABE RUTH
LA VILLA STRANGIATO - RUSH
MAGOT BRAIN - FUNKADELIC
MESSIAH WILL COME AGAIN-ROY BUCHANAN
MIDNIGHT - JIMI HENDRIX
PEANUTS THEME - VINCE GUARALDI
POPPY - MAHOGANY RUSH
SHINE - BE BOP DELUXE
(I can mail you the bassic cover chord changes)
-plus over 100 completed original songs-
Members Of Band
Michael - Guitar & vocals
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