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Analog Utopia
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Bagpipes, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Flute, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

The (ahem) 'crossroads' where blues meets country is an interesting one... tough to define, I think. But I'm interested in that place... perhaps more on the bluesy side, but I love ambient Slide and lap steel... haunting reverbs and pulsating Tremolo. I would like to form a great musical bond with a musician/musicians who can sing. (I can't sing... WISH I could!)
I envisage powerful melodies, strong individuality and real passion and originality. I imagine a keys/vocalist (and maybe a lap steel player, or violin player to form a lateral thinking duo or maybe a trio, who embrace loopers and the like to create a powerful layers of sound... bluesy, ambient, some Tarantino-esque spaghetti western flavours, some up-tempo...
I kinda imagine Larkin Poe & The Black Keys mashed up with Portishead & a sprinkling of Calexico & David Lynch to create wonderful and unexpected covers, plus strong original pieces/songs.
I haven't done a ton of gigs, but I'd like to!! I love the buzz! I have had a fair bit of experience in the studio... tho not for a while. Have re-discovered my love for guitar over the last 6 years. Happier with my tone than ever before! To get things going, maybe just some chilled jamming with no expectations and see where it goes?

Screen name:
Analog Utopia
Member since:
Dec 26 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I love lots of music... from Portishead to Radiohead... Goldfrapp to Zappa.... The Beatles (esp. Lennon's later work '66 - '70).. some folky bluesy Americana. Really dig Calexico (as mentioned above) and Madrugada (anything which would fit in a David Lynch or Tarantino movie). But what I enjoy playing most is southern rock/blues... folky, dark, Slide... I'm obsessed with guitar tone! Love Larkin Poe, Trucks/Tedeschi, Ry Cooder, Bonamassa/Hart.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

5 electric guitars (one is a baritone - this and 2 others are set up for Slide), plus a 5 string bass, a great pedalboard (I'm very proud if it! Ha ha!), running in stereo into two wonderful tube amps.