SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Have been playing since I was 18, really enjoy playing with other people and would be keen to find a band and get playing more.

I run a guitar meetup in a pub on Saturdays, which is a nice way to meet up and jam and sing with others but I'd be keen to be part of a band were it'd be possible to collaborate on writing and getting a polished set rather than the looser singalongs we manage as an acoustic rabble in the pub.

I've written before with bands and have been creating again with garageband, but I tend to be nervous around lyric writing, something I'd like to work on improving.

I'm easy going and quite a good listener - I like being able to bounce off other musicians rather than being the annoying guy trying to play over everyone else. I feel being able to listen and create as a group is one in an ego free way is one of the best skills to have as a musician.

I enjoy singing but doubt my voice is good enough to build a band around. I'm also really happy improvising and soloing in a bluesy / rocky kind of way and have enough music theory to cope with modes etc. I'm not a shredder and I believe that solos should serve the song rather than be something to stoke the ego of the player. Although showy is nice sometimes.

Screen name:
alistair296103
Member since:
Dec 21 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Indie / alternative / classic rock, love Neil Young, Beatles, Stones, John Mayer etc.

I also love electronic and droney ambient like Brian Eno, stars of the lid, loscil etc and have a tonne of delay pedals, volume pedals etc

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fender strat
Gibson Les Paul studio
Taylor mahogany acoustic
A metric tonne of effects pedals, I love ambient, washy delay and reverb sounds in addition to all the normal guitar textures

MUSIC