alasdair348352
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SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I guess we are/would like to be a 'classy' band: , dramatic, even epic numbers which evolve from somewhat simple canvases for the lyrics (seen as ends in themselves - i.e. poetry) and the lead vocal into more complex arrangements. Very mellifluous. Romantic melodies. Proper singing and vocal harmonies. Playful elements lyrically and musically. The songs, like the lyrics, which often relate stories, are taken seriously as compositions: they must go places, some very mutli-parted, washing over different moods and textures with interesting interludes/'theme' sections, introductions/codas and space for solos/improvisation...Pretentious, but in the hope that there might be enough there and enough to be created to justify it. One has to pretend to something in order to push oneself further towards it.

We need: i.) a bassist (a double-bassist would be ideal though not essential).

ii.) A drummer with jazz chops but interests beyond jazz (into funk, softer rock, blues, what is called 'baroque pop').

Screen name:
alasdair348352
Member since:
Jul 05 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
6
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

In no particular order: Steely Dan/Van Morrison/Joni Mitchell/Nick Drake/Bill Evans/Tom Jobim/Miles Davis/Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald/Nina Simone/Stan Getz/Debussy/Rachmaninoff/Rufus Wainwright/Leonard Cohen/George Butterworth/Divine Comedy/John Martyn/Jeff Buckley/Beirut....(could go on)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Classical guitar

Electric guitar

Acoustic Piano

Keyboard

Tenor Saxophone

MUSIC