toddgreenwood
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Hello. My musicianship has being a life long journey. I play a variety of instruments, my first instrument would be guitar but I love all types and love learning new instruments. I've being a recording and gigging musicians since the late 70s. In the 90s I started working with others in my back yard studio. It's a 40x20 building and I spend most of my time there.

Screen name:
toddgreenwood
Member since:
Apr 28 2023
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Influences: I'm influenced by lots (of course). Earliest influences would be Disney recording and the sound tracks from Mary Poppins, Sound Of Music, Doctor Zhivago and the Broadway recording of Peter Pan with Mary Martin. Then at around 6 years old I discovered Johnny Cash and The Ventures (as my parents record collection increased. I had my own record player.) I acquired a guitar at age ten and struggled to play it but was determined. I remember frustration as I developed blisters on my thumb that would force me to refrain from playing and then discovered the "guitar pick". What an amazing piece of kit that was. At ten years old I also acquired a set of fairly decent headphone which allowed me to listen to music in better quality than my parents modest hi-fi would normally produce. I spent hours now discovering and studying the Music of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Buffy St Marie and whoever else's recording I could get my hands on. Then as the 70s progressed I still actively listened to music, record sleeve in hand as I absorbed the usual offering of local FM radio and always trying to find new stuff as disco and other more commercial trivial music left sore notes in all our mouths. I do like old disco now though. To me it seems to have such an earth flavor compared to today's EDM and heavily processed pop. But most of my influence would be roots rock, country and folk.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced
Dobro:
Advanced
Steel guitar:
Advanced
Accordion:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Violin:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate
Fiddle:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Cello:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Lots of gear. Lot's of guitars. Modest condenser mic collection, the usual.

MUSIC