andyhills
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I have a great sound on sax having found my real voice with the instrument after playing guitar for many years. I don't play much guitar now but can double (simple parts!)if rqd.

I have gigged with salsa , soul, rock jazz and reggae bands. Always looking for projects with solo artist or recording sessions. Anything with a groove is good: Jazz / Funk / Soul / R&B / Ska / Reggae / Rock / pop. I like to do ambient / lounge / dub / experimental styles also.
I write a bit, play by ear a lot, but can read and learn parts if rqd. If you have recordings I can add a demo some solos in my home studio for you to check out.

I have a friend who plays trombone too, so we are nearly a horn section! Hearing is believing - give us a shout if you are looking for that special something to give some energy and lift to your sound!

Screen name:
andyhills
Member since:
Mar 29 2007
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Roland Kirk, Pee Wee Ellis, Maceo Parker, David Sanborn, King Curtis, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, John Coltrain, Jr Walker, Benny Golson, Art Blakey, James Brown, Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Groove Armada, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Dub Syndicate, Boo Radleys, Toots, Groove Collective, The Clash, Crusaders, Tito Puente, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Latin, Soul Jazz, Afrobeat, Etta James, Isleys, John Martin, Stax, Atlantic, Acid jazz, Reggae, Ska and many more.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Baritone Sax - The Martin '62
Tenor sax - The Martin '48
Alto sax - The Martin '63
Soprano sax - Waltstein
Radio mic, acoustic amp