SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Trombone.
My name is Adam Findlay and I have been a guitarist and singer for 11 years. I have worked alongside a variety of bands and line ups over the years.
My music career started at school through Jazz, Funk and Blues ensembles but progressed into a couple of working bands as well as a busy solo acoustic pub career. My acoustic career lead me to perform as support for Leeds band, The Dunwells, who are now going strength in the United States.
On attending University, I joined a band which I fronted and formed called Silent Circus who won Huddersfield University Battle of the Bands 2011 after 4 months of being together. From here, we released an EP and toured. Silent Circus supported One Night Only and Futures.
Since Silent Circus, I have focused on developing my singing voice through vocal training and also progressing my guitar work through constant practice and performance with local musicians. My aim is to join, form or jam with a group of like minded individuals who are as committed and relaxed as me about their goals and musical ambitions.
I am a very easy person to work with, full of creative ideas with knowledge in the music business and marketing techniques of bands. I have an extensive repertoire of covers that I know already and would be very interested in sharing my songwriting ability with other artists and musicians.
If you have absolutely any questions, please feel free to ask.
** I have all my own guitar equipment and a 800 Watt vocal PA suited to duo work or small function band **
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 20 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
My influences are of a wide range but in terms of my favourite styles to play and sing:
- Classic Rock
- Heavy Rock
- Brit Pop
My artist influences are:
- John Mayer
- Eric Clapton
- Jimi Hendrix
- Gary Moore
- Thin Lizzy
- Stevie Wonder
- Ray Charles
- Herbie Hancock
Although my influences sit on the rock side of things, I am very open to adapting to new styles of music. I am very open to ideas and suggestions.
- Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Traditional
- Gibson Les Paul 1993 Ebony Limited Edition Studio
- Fender American Stratocaster Standard (Classic White)
- Epiphone J-200 Electro Acoustic
- Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 80 Watt
- Dunlop Crybaby Classic
- A series of Boss guitar pedals
( I'm not a massive pedal user. I'm more interested in the sound you get from the fingers and amp )
- Two DB Technologies Opera DX 515 PA Speakers (400 Watts)
- Allen & Heath ZED60- 10FX Mixing Desk
- Sure SM58 Microphone
- Assorted stands, cables etc.
(I have lots of stuff that's in storage or I don't use in terms of guitar effects etc. I have all suitable cabling)
Miss Me Tomorrow (Example Of Silent Circus Music)
Miss Me Tomorrow (Example Of Silent Circus Music) Track number: 2 Year: 2011 Album: Without Company (EP) Genre: Alternative
This is an example of a song we released as my old band. It was a crowd favourite and won us the Battle of The Bands competition. I can be heard singing and playing all the guitar parts. My voice has improved massively since recording this song.
Scandal (Silent Circus Example)
Scandal (Silent Circus Example) Track number: 1 Year: 2011 Album: Without Company (EP) Genre: Alternative
Another example of Silent Circus music. This song is brit-pop influenced. The song we played at the beginning of the set. I can be heard singing lead vocal and playing all guitar parts.
Perfect Little Existence
Perfect Little Existence Track number: 2 Year: 2009 Album: Adam Findlay Music (EP) Genre: Acoustic
A song I wrote years ago and performed when I used to play regularly on the pub circuit (circa. supporting The Dunwells). I wrote all the music and lyrics and performed them live in a recording studio.
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