We are a serious covers band including a keyboardist, playing a mixed rock/pop music type of set, suited to a general pub audience. Our ages range from 27 to 60-odd and we span the decades and try to largely avoid the done-to-death obvious songs and throw in some stuff by artists that rarely get covered just to be innovative.
Looking for a full-time DRUMMER for pub or small festival gigging as soon as possible. We practice Wednesdays 7pm in Stevenage (day/time could be negotiated).
Current songlist of about 35 songs includes:
Classic/hard rock like The Who, Whitesnake, Free, Black Crowes, Chilis, Extreme, Georgia Satellites, Doors, Buckcherry, Steve Miller, The Sweet and Bad Company;
Melodic AOR/pop-rock like Survivor, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Cheap Trick, INXS, Lenny Kravitz, Poison and Billy Idol;
Britpop/indie-rock like Killers, Ocean Colour Scene, Stereophonics, Kula Shaker, Maximo Park and Kaiser Chiefs;
80's Synth-pop/New-wave like Flock Of Seagulls, Teardrop Explodes and Stranglers;
General mainstream radio pop stuff like Paul Weller, U2, Black Keys, Elvis Costello and REM;
Riffy/Alternative stuff like Korn, Royal Blood, Nirvana and Andrew W.K.
If you fancy it, call me (Darren) on 07855-844888.
I have played acoustic guitar just for fun at home since 1994. Started bass playing and singing older type rock and punk in 2003 and played a few songs at parties with a guitarist mate. Then I went to Rome for 2 years where I joined a very casual rock covers band as bassist. Played lots of practice sessions and a couple of pub jam nights in 2006 - 8 song set inclucing Sweet Child o Mine, Paradise City, Every Rose Has Its Thorn (vocals) and Born To Be Wild.
Returned to UK in 2006 and tried to start a band but failed. 2010-present, I've been going to regular open mic nights both acoustic and band style. Have had the current band on the go for the last 4 years but only played one party so far!
Will eventually have possibility of different emphasis sets (eg, rock set, pop/indie set, party set, 80's theme night, etc) tailored to customer/audience.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 08 2008
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Myself (Darren - vocalist), I'm influenced mostly by 80s and early 90s American Rock. Voice is best suited to mid register type stuff (eg. hard-rock/metal/grunge like Metallica, Black Crowes, Megadeth, Alice In Chains, Disturbed, Free & Bad Company, Little Caesar, Nirvana, Audioslave, Great White and Poison; 70s and 80s punk/pop like The Dickies, Dead Kennedys and Billy Idol; modern country-rock like Travis Tritt and Lynyrd Skynyrd; Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly like Eddie Cochran, Del Shannon and Stray Cats; or AOR stuff like Don Henley, Tyketto, Foreigner, John Mellencamp, Bryan Adams, Tom Petty and Paul Weller).
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Rhythm Guitar:
Ibanez Acoustic Guitar with pickup
Fender Acoustic Guitar with pickup
Ibiza budget PA speakers (actually not too bad but need to upgrade!)
Ibanez Gio Electric Guitar
Gig standard Sennheiser mic
Aria Pro II Bass
Ashdown Bass Amp (14" drive unit)