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Aonia is currently seeking a bassist who is creative, passionate, and experienced - with their own equipment and transport.

Aonia is a joint-fronted operatic/symphonic heavy metal band. We've supported bands like Kobra and the Lotus, Leaves' Eyes, Blaze Bayley, and Martin Walkyier's Skyclad. Jo and Mel (vocalists) are credited as backing vocalists on the current Blaze Bayley album.

We have completed a short UK tour with our friends Alwaid (F) and have played larger festivals like Dames of Darkness. We are playing SOS Festival in Manchester this summer.

We are currently working on our debut album - we have guitars, basss, vocals and keys for 10 tracks - and we plan to tour it around the UK and France / Belgium / The Netherlands in 2017.

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 21 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
38 years


Melissa (vocals) -- Floor Jansen, Tarja Turunen, Sharon den Adel, Simone Simons, Sarah Brightman, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Bach, Bizet, Delibis, Mozart, Handel, Sullivan.

Jo (vocals) - Mozart, Bach, Handel, Sullivan, Anna Netrebko, Katherine Jenkins, Angela Gheorghiu, Natalie Dessay, Jessye Norman, Cecilia Bartoli, Sharon den Adel, Tarja Turunen, Lori Lewis, Amanda Somerville

James (guitar) -- Ghaal, Kirk Hammett, Corey Beaulieu, Nobuo Uematsu,

Slick (guitar) - Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Empyrios, Frank Gambale, Steve Morse, Scott Henderson, Jacek Krolik, Greg Howe, Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, and ‘all of the amazing musicians all over the world , who for once played something which made me play the guitar...it could have been a piece of music, solo, small guitar lick, interesting tone, anything.’

Tim (keys) - Influences — Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Marillion, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Elton John, Muse, Van Halen, The Blues Brothers, Bach, Beethoven, Carl Orf, Cradle of Filth, Machine Head, Steve Vai, ACDC, The Beatles, Lamb of God, Mr Big, Radiohead, Trivium, Six Feet Under, ShadowKeep, Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Fats Domino, Motorhead.

Members Of Band

Mel (vocals)
Jo (vocals)
Przemek "Slick" (guitar)
James "Carrot" (guitar)
Tim "The Machine" (keys)
David (drums)