Been playing in bands since mid '80s, although largely dormant since 2006 other than playing my acoustic and coming up with a few nascent songs ideas. Recently hugely rediscovered the songwriting bug and have written several that I am really happy with, with two or three more to finish off. Plus Dave, the other guitarist, has a few,
I started off playing drums and in my first band the guitarist taught me how to play a few chords on the guitar which I'd always wanted to do, so for many years all I could wait to do was pick up the guitar and the drums eventually faded away.
So we're looking for a vocalist who'd like to sing and record an album's worth of good quality pop/rock songs. This latest batch of songs are [lyrically] more male orientated than my usual songs, so although I love female vocalists and have mainly worked with them in the past, I think we're looking for a bloke this time.
The plan is for me to play drums and guitar, we have a fabulous bassist who has agreed to play with us and Dave'll do guitars and keyboards.
I've also done semi-pro studio engineering in the past.
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As far as guitar playing is concerned, Peter Buck is definitely influential. I fell in love with, on first hearing, Lifes Rich Pageant, and you can clearly hear that in my playing. I'm no more than average at lead guitar, but I can jangle! Drums-wise Pick Withers, Terry Chambers and Steven Irvine all spring to mind.
Songwriting-wise I am hugely influenced by Andy Partridge, especially his amazing lyrics. Lloyd Cole, REM, Townshend all made me want to write as well, but really no-one has affected or influenced me more than my friend and long time collaborator Dave Falconer who will be playing guiotar and keyboards with whatever we get off the ground.
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Rickenbacker 330 6 and 12 string. Les Paul Custom, Japanese 62 Tele reissue, Rickenbacker 4001 5-String bass (inherited) and my Yamaha FG410 which is a beauty I just had refretted.
A Gibbo 335 is on my want list for the nearish future.
I've got a set of Roland v-Drums which with Logic's sounds are amazingly good. My acoustic kit went a while ago, but we could borrow a kit if we wanted for recording.
Recording-wise although we do have a 24-track analogue machine and an Amek Einstein, our outboard gear isn't as good as it once was, so we'll record on Logic. Between us we have a very good collection of mics and mic amps. Quality of recording we get is high.