- Member #
- Member since
- 20 Jan 2011
- Last activity record:
- Active within 1 month
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Acoustic, Classic Rock
- Mike Vaughan
- Screen name:
- Southampton, England, SO45
- 36 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.
I am a solo singer/songwriter that is looking for band members to play with me live. I am currently recording a demo/EP and I am playing all of the instruments myself, but need people to play with me live :-D I have already played at the Joiners and have several gigs lined up around Southampton at Hamptons, The Talking Heads etc.
I have previously done lots of professional drumming in various local bands, mainly 'Plastic Toys' http://www.myspace.com/plastictoys and some work for the band they evolved into 'The Lost Souls Club' http://www.thelostsoulsclub.com/Video.html (I sessioned on the drums for both of the songs here, although am not in the videos) I left the band because I wanted to concentrate on songwriting and performing my own songs.
Over the last couple of years I have been playing solo sets at various places around the area (The Railway, The Talking Heads) and am now wanting to play live with a band as my confidence has grown and my songs are more suited to be played by a band and not as a solo acoustic act.
Throughout my time with the band I have built up quite a list of friends and contacts so getting gigs locally and further afield is genuinely no problem and once I have people that I'm comfortable playing with I would like to do a lot more gigs and, obviously, these would be cleared by everyone to make sure we're all happy and available etc.
I have no worries about people doing other things and bands/projects/commitments etc. I'm in my early 30s now and have done quite a lot musically and been in a more 'session' role numurous times, so I have my eyes open fully and obviously understand that maybe the people playing with me will not have the same level of commitment and affection for my music as I do. All I ask is to have some professionally minded, cool people who like to play music and have a laugh. That is it.
Also, to me, a professional mindset and good reliable skills are way more important to me that flashy chops and solos etc. All of my songs are not that technical but they all rely on all of the component parts coming together to create something greater than the individual parts :-D
What I am looking for:
A bassist, and a guitarist who can play rhythm as well as lead (acoustic and electric). If you can sing backing harmonies this would be a MASSIVE advantage for me as all of songs have at least one (and some have many) harmonies (think Beatles, Beach Boys, Ben Folds Five etc) I genuinely don't care about age, sex, looks etc. just a professional attitude with professional equipment :-D
I will have to do this on a gig per gig basis but we could come to a financial agreement or, as I play a few instruments, we could trade skills and help out each others' projects :-D
If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of then please get in touch.
you can hear one unfinished song here and some recordings of my songs here:
but, as i say, I'm currently recording a proper demo/EP and these are just kinda songwriting demos so people can get the idea :-D
You can also contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five, Rufus Wainwright, U2, Coldplay, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Teddy Thompson, Ryan Adams, Elvis, Simon and Garfunkel, anything by Chris Cornell, to name a few.
I have lots of quality equipment built up over the years of playing and gigging including:
2 digital pianos, one a miidi controller with sound module for stage
An electro/acoustic guitar
An Epiphone Les Paul
A Pearl Export drum kit with Zildjian cymbals
Various mics SM57 beta, SM57, AKG 3000
An Apple MacBook Pro with Logic Studio 9, Mainstage 2 which I plan to use live and a presonus Firestudio Project
Members Of Band
Just me at mo!!! :-D