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Austin71
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Accordion.

ABOUT

Versatile and experienced guitarist, bassist, upright bassist and ukulele player (aged 50). I like any music with a good feel, but particularly retro styles: 50s, 60s, bluegrass, rockabilly, blues, sea shanties, skiffle and country. Good backing vocal and some lead vocal.

Would like to join or start small (and preferably relatively local to Woking / Guildford and surrounding areas) acoustic roots group on ukulele or upright bass doing a mix of skiffle, bluegrass, sea shanties and blues etc, either covers or original or both.
For the fun as much as anything else, the social side of being in a band with the aim of doing some local festivals or charity gigs.

Screen name:
Austin71
Member since:
Sep 25 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Setzer, Cliff and the Shadows, Chris Isaak, Johnny Cash, The Dodge Brothers, George Formby, Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Wynonna, Dolly Parton, Lonny Donegan, Billy Strings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Devil Makes Three, Pipi Pickers, Bill Monroe, chicago blues, jump and jive, skiffle, folk, bluegrass and sea shanties

Also 70s and 80s rock and glam, Dr Feelgood, Skynyrd, Free, Quo, Clapton, T Rex, Sweet, Slade, Johnny Thunders, Joan Jett, Ozzy, Kiss, Maiden, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Def Leppard.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Flight and Ohana ukulele.
Korala ukulele bass.
1950s Framus upright bass, slimline upright bass.
Vintage violin basses, custom made precision basses, Aria basses, Ashdown and GK bass amps
Various custom made Telecaster / Stratocaster / Esquire guitars, Fender and Roland amplifiers, full Yamaha active PA. Roland guitar synth.

MUSIC