SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
Meet Dougal – I'm a guitar player in his mid 40's with great attitude, gear gear and great experience living in Egham, Surrey.
Since I was in senior school I've been playing rock, pop, funk, soul etc. I have loads of experience playing both the guitar and the electric bass in rock and pop covers bands (and a few original projects) and an upright bass mostly in a classical setting in orchestras
I've got my own transport and live rig.
I'd looking for a complete covers / functions band that plays funky pop and rock in the Chertsey / Leatherhead / Guildford area.
I have a real job. I don't love this real job as much as making music, but it pays my mortgage. I'm dedicated and hardworking and honest -- and my real job is my living. Music and being in a band will only ever be for fun.
I'm open to pretty much anything.
Started playing classical guitar age 11.
Bass guitar followed at about 14, same time as I started playing double bass.
Various pub bands - blues, Zeppelin, Beatles - are started, I play double bass in musicals, & a school orchestra.
This continues until I leave school at 18 & go to BassTech in London for a 6 month intensive course.
Come out realising I'll never cut it as a session guy.
Get to University in Salford, start a metal band. Play pubs & clubs around the place.
Move to London, get a job. Play double bass in a bluegrass band.
Move to America with my Job. Join Epithet, a Death / Thrash / Black metal band in North Haledon.
Epithet dissolves (with some lineup changes) into Liminal which gets some gigs before a work opportunity takes me to Tokyo in 2004, where I join an 80's metal covers band.
Winter 2006 sees me return to the shores of my birth where I join a band that has as many monikers as it does gigs over about two years, playing rock & metal covers.
A work colleague introduces me to some fun loving guys and "The Cheap Shots" are the result. Playing bass in a pop and 'function' party music over the course of nine years we get some good customer reviews. Check us out at www.fb/TheCheapShots
And that leaves me here, now, looking for a band to play who knows what to who knows who...?
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 28 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Upright bass:
Gibson Les Paul
Mesa-Boogie 50w combo
A quick selection of various tunes recorded with the cheap shots.
A quick selection of various tunes recorded with the cheap shots. Genre: Cover/Tribute