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Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano.


I'm an acoustic guitarist and singer (in that order) looking to mess around with covers or original stuff. Happy to blend into the background or step to the front if needed.

I have played guitar, mostly for my own amusement for the past 20 years. The first 6 or 7 years were purely Classical training, but due to a lack of interest/commitment I only made it to grade 5 before I caught the electric guitar bug.

Played in a band at school that involved mainly lengthy blues jamming and the occasional gig for the school. During this time I caught the acoustic guitar bug.

Through uni I played a few solo acoustic gigs and played in stage bands for theatrical productions, but again, nothing serious.

After uni I moved to Lancaster and formed an acoustic duo who had a regular gig in a pub doing covers of recent songs and generally playing about. While playing in the duo I was picked up by a band performing original material and Scout was born. Played bass guitar and sang backing vocals for Scout from 1999; playing regularly in the north west (Liverpool, Manchester) and less frequently in London. Had a brief flirtation with a record deal but we ended up self-funding and recording an album to follow up 2 previous EPs.

In 2005 I moved away from Lancaster and I have been more-or-less dormant ever since, playing only at parties and the occasional open mic night.

I'll have a stab at turning anything into an acoustic guitar song regardless of whether the outcome is funny or serious.

I am really looking for someone to have an acoustic knockabout with. Drop me a line at gavinions@ if you need my guitar/bass/vocal stylings.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 26 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
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:


Clapton (in the Unplugged years), Tom McRae, Elbow, Ben Folds, Tom Baxter, Damien Rice, Counting Crows, whatever I am listening to.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Martin DXME, Guild M120e, LAG electro-classical, Yamaha 12-string, Sae Han acoustic bass, Levin electric bass, Mahalo ukulele, Stylophone, Trace Elliot 150w combo bass amp, Marshall 50w acoustic amp, lots of other bits.