SEEKING

Vocalist.

ABOUT

Small 50s style rock and roll / jive / country band with a modern edge seeks vocalist (preferably with rhythm guitar skill too but not a deal breaker). Male / female / age no problem if you have the charisma and the ability. We are all in our 40s and have lots of experience.

Trying to use our 50s influences to integrate some original music and a little country into a mainly 1950s rock and roll set and choose some less known covers as well as some of the standards.

Not really immersed into the whole retro scene and don't want to come across as a parody or tribute act - we use modern PA system and amps, not afraid of the technology - they would have used it in the 1950s had it been available. We just like the music and want to present it in a way that a modern audience can relate too, both inside and outside of the established rock and roll circuit at local festivals, pubs and social clubs.

Based Woking, Walton on Thames, Hanworth and rehearse in Sunbury..

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

Influences

1950s rock and roll, jump blues, Sun records, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Imelda May, Stray Cats, JD McPherson, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Caro Emerald, Chris Isaak, Cliff and The Shadows, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Beatles, Americana, folk, bluegrass and skiffle

plus Country: Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, Skynyrd, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Wynonna Judd, Kacey Musgraves, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Glen Campbell

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Electric and acoustic Upright / double basses, vintage violin basses, Fender Coronado bass, custom made precision basses, Phil Jones bass head and cab, Ashdown bass amp and cab, various custom made Telecaster / Stratocaster / Esquire.

MUSIC