Another super-time consuming wasted venture that was!!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Feb 21 2019
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Endless List and The Too Numerous to Mentions.
- Background Singer:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
This stuff listed below is just my own gear, but the Lead Guitarist has a top notch, huge new active Electro Voice P.A.
My own personal gear:-
Standard SM58 mic.
Vintage Beyer dynamic Soundstar MKII mic.
Neat and very portable 600 watt, Yamaha EMX 312xc,12 channel stereo powered mixer, with HQ digital effects, and capability to feed into bigger amps if and when required.
Pair of vintage Yamaha 12" 400w static cabs with great power handling and equally great sound.
Behringer 300w powered floor-wedge monitor.
Sold the Gibson Epiphone EJ200CE, bought a Lindo Neptune with built-in tuner instead (And I prefer it).
Beat-Root Classic Stomp Box.
Chorus / other effects pedal
All essential stands and cables Etc.
Brain Damage Track number: 1 Year: 2008 Album: Originally recorded by Pink Floyd Genre: Cover/Tribute
This was a completely un-rehearsed, spur of the moment recording, that I decided to make when I had an impromptu "Cuppa tea" visit, from a guitar playing Jam night acquaintance (R.Lees), who`d recently moved into the next room when I was living in a big shared house (On the Hill). We had to be really quiet cos it was about 3am and everyone else was asleep, thus the gentle vocal! We were both familiar with the song, but had never jammed it together before. He was used to literally "playing a different tune" where the lyrics says "And if the band you`re in starts playing different tunes," and therefore, his little diversion in the middle kinda threw me off for a moment, you`ll see what I mean when you hear it. I`m not playing on this track, just doing the vocal parts.
Baker Street Track number: 2 Year: 2008 Album: Originally recorded by Gerry Rafferty Genre: Cover/Tribute
Just me singing along to a backing track at home in 2008. I love the song, but this is not the ideal key for me to do it in, but it was on a disc so the key couldn`t be changed.
People are Strange
People are Strange Track number: 4 Year: 1997 Album: Originally recorded by The Doors Genre: Cover/Tribute
Band name:- Smiler. Taken from an early attempt at a demo tape, we`d only had three or so rehearsals up to when this was recorded. I`m not playing any instruments on this, just the vocal, which couldh`ve done with being turned up a bit more in the mix, but its audible.
Dancing in the Moonlight
Dancing in the Moonlight Track number: 5 Year: 1998 Album: Orinally recorded by Thin Lizzy Genre: Cover/Tribute
Live recording from an early Smiler gig. This track features the band`s first drummer, a remarkably talented young dude who was only 16yrs old at the time. I`m not playing any instruments on this track, just the main vocal.
Come Together Track number: 8 Year: 1998 Album: Originally recorded by The Beatles Genre: Cover/Tribute
Live recording from a gig with a band called Smiler in November 1998. A different drummer, and a different keyboard player too I think.