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I'm guitarist in my 60s with two different bands that play Swing style Jazz (one acoustic, one electric) but I'm interested in playing other styles that I've worked with in the past, like modal jazz, funk, fusion, Latin grooves, rock etc. I'm looking for musicians who are serious about music and understand the need to push themselves to grow as players. I need to play with good musicians who can challenge me; to force me to improve and grow.
The basic idea is to work on some tunes with a view to recording them, initially just as something to aim for, as product and to give structure, but I think of myself as a gigging musician so playing live is my ultimate aim. I suspect this is at best a niche market, so I don't expect it to be hugely popular or lucrative. I do expect it to be hugely satisfying from a musical perspective. What are you looking for?

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 07 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Everything, but that doesn't help you pinpoint my style. As a kid I was influenced by Clapton, Beck, Hendrix and all those players at that time. In the 70s I played Jazz Rock with several bands in the style of Weather Report, Brand X, Return to Forever, etc. In the 80s I wanted to crack the Swing style and that took me longer than I anticipated. The most significant influence on me is Django Reinhardt, Oscar Aleman and other 'Arpeggiated' style players. I'm now looking to revisit a more modal approach and currently listen to players like Guthrie Govan and Alan Holdsworth.


Orange and Peavey amplifiers, Fender guitars (Strats and Teles) Gibson guitars (ES 330 and ES350) Manouche acoustics. Lots of other guitars.