AndreTM
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer, Flute, Cello, DJ.

ABOUT

I'm looking for open minded musicians with a passion for their art who would be interested in creating something out of the unconscious ambition to try and be better than our biggest influences because of the love for music.

I would love to work with multi-instrumentalists, people who neurotically feel like this: "MUST LEARN EVERY INSTRUMENT".

Some of my own tracks will be available soon.

Screen name:
AndreTM
Member since:
Aug 26 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I've had access to musical instruments since I can remember but I learned most of the stuff I know by myself and during jam sessions.

I started having keyboard lessons when I was 9 but then I realised guitar was more of my thing and this led me into playing guitar, keyboard, jambe, flute and singing in a... ...choir. Until I was 13.

Then I dedicated myself to acoustic guitar and bass, ending up performing as a 14 year old bassist in a band for the first time and ended up playing in several events throughout that year and won third place in a band competition which gave us the opportunity to record some covers at a radio station in Portugal (Antena 1).

At 16 I met these "Sound and Image" students at the local arts university who loved jam sessions and ended up going there almost every day for hours whenever I had the chance during 3 years, playing reggae, punk, ska, afro beat, metal, doom, and a lot of experimental with electric guitar, drums and bass.

I ended up moving to the UK in 2012 where I enrolled in a Music Practice BTEC course in order to have another perspective on the music industry. I'm now friends with many musicians, graphic designers and producers. I get to play occasionally with these good friends but I don't have the chance to rehearse properly because most are away for uni.

I have a tendency to over complicate and increase the speed to fully get to grips with the normal versions and to later use modified techniques to write originals and improvise more effectively.
I'm all in for exploring different contextual methods of creation.

Not in order: TOOL, Mastodon, SOAD, RHCP, Metallica, Nirvana, Jon Gomm, John Butler Trio, Sleep, Andy McKee, The Doors, The Machine, Sublime, Fat Freddy's Drop, Meshuggah, ESCLEROSE, Puscifer and many others...

I'm very fond of Igorrr's project's context.

A bit more of background that I consider influential:

With a guitar on my back and wandering around everywhere I never felt the need to go further with music theory knowledge, hence improving other skills by sacrificing that area. But I am not completely ignorant about it, and I am keen to learn more if needed since I lack being able to transpose effectively on a score and I know from experience that some people require this form of communication because that's how they were taught

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Soprano:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars:
- LTD EC-1000 Deluxe
- Aria Bass (sorry I don't know the model as I got it second handed and I can't find it anywhere)
- OVATION Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-8TQ

Amps and FX pedals: I don't have any yet but I have a 60W Line 6 Flextone and loads of pedals that I can use (my housemate's gear that he lets me use).

Recording equipment:

Hardware:
- Focusrite Saffire Pro 14
- Audio-Technica AT2020

Software:
Logic Pro X