SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Cello, Harp.
I'm finger picking acoustic guitarist playing mostly singer/songwriter material with a few trad songs. Write a few songs myself.
I play floor spots and occasional support slots at local folk clubs. Counting the gigs below: many floor spots and sing-arounds, only a few true "gigs".
I'm looking to form a duo or small group adding a melody instrument and perhaps vocals. Happy to share lead vocals and song-writing.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 22 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Al Stewart, Fairport, Michael Chapman, Reg Meuross
Several acoustic guitars, best is a Collings OM.
RingleaderA true story. The grandfather of one of my friends was a banker with an interesting hobby. Dave Artus: songwriter, guitar, vocals
Railway ManBased on the auto-biography of Eric Lomax, who was a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese and worked on the Burmese railway. The heart of the story is his meeting with one of his captors after the war. The book was also made into a feature film starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Dave Nachmanoff: arrangement, all instruments; Dave Artus: songwriter, vocals
That Time of Night
That Time of NightA song by Michael Chapman
The Summer Before the War
The Summer Before the WarHuw Williams writes many beautiful songs, this is Lin's favourite.
Seasons and Seconds
Seasons and SecondsBased on a phrase from the book "Soul of a new machine" by Tracy Kidder. Software developers may understand ...
House of a Mason
House of a MasonSong, guitar, vocals: Dave Artus, cello: Beth Porter. Lin and I stayed in a cottage in France built by a stone mason. His grandson told me this story.
Garland of Blue
Garland of BlueSong, vocals and guitar: Dave Artus, cello Beth Porter. An elaboration of the sad story of Elizabeth Hancock in the village of Eyam in Derbyshire. She lost her six children and husband to the plague in 8 days.
Jamie's AirWords by Lin Artus, Tune and vocals Dave Artus. Arrangement and instruments by Dave Nachmanoff. A song inspired by stories told by Katherine Tickell about teaching tunes to descendants of their eponymous authors.
Two Wings Song by Dave Artus, based on a quote by Chinese musician Mamer. This arrangement by Dave Nachmanoff, who plays all instruments, vocals by Dave Artus.
We Stayed Awake
We Stayed AwakeA song by Huw Williams arranged and played by Dave Artus